April 2016

The Itching has been picked up for worldwide distribution by Gonella Productions, based in France.

 

February 2016

The Itching has been acquired for the film library of The Bureau of Creative Works.

 

February 2016

We are honored that The Itching has received the Audience Award from the good people of the Final Girls Berlin Film Festival!  Check them out!

February 2016

Indie Street has picked up The Itching for their short film library.  Thanks to Sarah Bex Rice for the great review.

 

January 2016

Thanks to Jenae Graves for this review of The Itching.

 

January 2016

A huge shoutout going out to FilmSchoolRejects for this  review of The Itching.  

 

January 2016

We have finally gone public!  The Itching is free out in the world at last.

Here are the links, with lovely reviews of the film at Short of the Week and NoBudge.

Vimeo Staff Picks

Short of the Week

NoBudge

 

December 2016

The Itching won second prize at the James River Film Society's Juried Short Film Competition.  Thanks to the Awards Judge and to the James River Film Society!

 

December 2016

The Itching  won Best Short Animation at the Monster Film Festival.  Thank you fellow monsters!

 

December 2016

The Itching won a Jury Citation Award from the Black Maria Film Festival.  Thanks to the jury!

 

November 2016

The Itching won Best Animated Short at the St. Louis International Film Festival.  Thank you St. Louis and jury!

 

November 2016

The Itching received a Special Mention from the Jury at the FKM Fantastic Film Festival of A Coruna.  Thank you FKM and jury!

 

October 2016

The Itching won Best Animated Film at the New Hampshire Film Festival.  Thank you New Hampshire and jury!

 

October 2016

Dianne did an interview with The Muff Society, based in Toronto, Canada.  Thank you ladies!

 

October 2016

The Itching got a great write-up in the Halloween edition of the Canadian magazine Rue Morge.

October 2016

Thanks so much to cartoonist and animator Dash Shaw who named The Itching in The Comics Journal as his favorite short he saw at Fantastic Fest!

 

October 2016

Thanks to the film freaks at Film Freak Central for reviewing The Itching at Fantastic Fest.

 

September 2016

The Itching won two awards at the Columbia Gorge Film Festival-- a Legacy Award called the Bullet Award and a Jury Award for Best Short Animation.  Thank you Columbia Gorge!

 

August 2016

The Itching has gotten its first review (and it's excellent)!  Thank you Screen Anarchy for our review as part of the 'Born of Woman' program at Fantasia Film Festival.

 

August 2016

Thanks to the blog Desperate Zombie for their review of The Itching.

 

August 2016

Dianne talked to We Are Moving Stories about The Itching in this interview.

 

July 2016

The Itching is screening in a shorts program called 'Born of Woman' at the infamous Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal!  Several media outlets have named the 'Born of Woman' program as one of their most anticipated screenings of the 3-week festival:

Roger Ebert online

Screen Anarchy

Cinema Crazed

 

April 2016

The Itching tied for a Grand Jury Prize in our category 'Graveyard Shift Shorts' at the Nashville Film Festival.  Thank you Nashville and jury!

Nashville press release

 

April 2016

The Itching won 'Best Animated Short Film' at the Sarasota Film Festival.  Thank you Sarasota and jury!

Bradenton Herald

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

ABC 7

 

April 2016

The Itching won 'Best Animated Short Film' at the Athens International Film Festival.  Thank you Athens and jury!

Athens website announcement

 

January 2016

At Sundance, The Itching was  awarded the Debra Hill Film Grant from Women in Film Los Angeles!  WIF awarded two short films and two feature films from the Sundance program.  The Debra Hill Film Grant is an "award for an independent filmmaker whose work represents a singular vision and ability to think beyond the normal conventions of filmmaking."  We are thrilled and honored.  Here is the announcement in indiewire.

The Itching was also selected as one of "25 Must-See Sundance Short Films by Women Directors" by Hollywomen.

 

December 2015

Sundance-related The Itching mentions in:

Variety

Cartoon Brew

Animation World Network