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'Sea Change' an Official Selection of Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival

Updated: Sep 17, 2018

On Friday, September 13th, Engel Entertainment announced that the feature documentary, Sea Change, has been officially selected to screen at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival in Colorado Springs.

Between the film's powerful female protagonist and its predominantly female-driven team of storytellers and filmmakers (including its Director, Executive Producer and Co-Producer) who brought this self-shot adventure to life, it's no surprise that Engel Entertainment was thrilled to share news of the film's acceptance.

For anyone unfamiliar with the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, it's worth noting that the festival is considered to be the longest running women's film festival in North America. Additionally, it is also known for its highly curated selection of works that showcase documentaries, narrative shorts and animated films which are not only thought-provoking and enriching, but are also capable of encouraging global awareness and personal growth.

Dana Schwartz, Director of Sea Change
Dana Schwartz, Director of Sea Change

Further, the festival strives to honor films and filmmakers that present the world as women experience it and that inspire curiosity, educate, entertain, and stimulate conversation - concepts that the Director of Sea Change, Dana Schwartz, is certainly no stranger to exploring and highlighting through film.

Schwartz, (pictured left) is a talented storyteller and serial multitasker, who has produced four other feature documentary films including titles such as Paper Tigers, Resilience, California Typewriter, and The United States of Detroit; with both Paper Tigers and Resilience dedicated to examining the positive impact on trauma-informed communities who use the power of education and science to tackle the biology of stress. For its debut screening in 2016, Resilience premiered to sold-out crowds at the Sundance Film Festival, and continues to be screened across the nation at festivals and conferences.

One of Resilience's most noteworthy and influential appearances included a special screening at a national conference for The White House Council for Women and Girls.

While her prior films may have left some big shoes for Sea Change to fill, the documentary has already made quite a splash in the world of independent films in just a few short months. Throughout the spring and summer of 2018, Sea Change was accepted to numerous film festivals, including WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival where it received the Special Jury Remy Award as well as DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival where it was an Official Selection and the "fan favorite" runner-up.

For now, the next point on the horizon for Sea Change is the Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, slated for November 9th - 11th and will be held in Colorado Springs. Until then, be sure to keep an eye on the festival's website for screening information and dates, trailers, tickets and much more.


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