Eternal Spring October Updates

ETERNAL SPRING (長春) Receives Nomination for Grierson Trust British Documentary Award for the Year’s Best Cinema Documentary

The Grierson Trust British Documentary Awards have unveiled the nominees for the 2023 gala, which will be held November 9th at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Among the four contenders for the year’s Best Cinema Documentary is ETERNAL SPRING (長春).

These awards serve as a platform for honoring documentaries that have made substantial contributions to the field, showcasing qualities such as integrity, creativity, originality, and overall excellence. The Eternal Spring team is thrilled by this honour and thanks our UK theatrical partners–Bertha DocHouse, Curzon, Together Films, Telefilm Canada–and all who have given their support!

Association of International Broadcasters nominates ETERNAL SPRING (長春) at their annual awards (AIBs)

ETERNAL SPRING is proud to be included in the shortlist for the Best Historical Journalism category at the Association of International Broadcasters’ annual awards. While looking forward to the award gala to be held November 10 at Church House Westminster in London, we congratulate the other outstanding nominees, including: BBC’s “Murder in the Pacific,” RNZ’s “NZ Wars: Stories of Wairau,” “1979 The Year of the Islamist Revolution,” and “The Execution of Madam Secretary.”

Tickets for the Jacob Burns Film Center Screening are On Sale

Eternal Spring is set for a special screening as part of the Global Watch: Movies that Matter series at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY, on Saturday, October 7th, starting at 7 p.m.
After the screening, there will be an exciting live Q&A session with the film’s director, Jason Loftus. Don’t miss out—tickets are currently available for purchase for this event.

A Great Crowd Shows Up in Sherbrooke, QC

Eternal Spring had a fantastic screening on Thursday, September 28th, at La Maison du Cinéma in Sherbrooke, QC, with an enthusiastic audience in attendance.
The event was accompanied by an informative in-person discussion featuring the film’s producer, Yvan Pinard.

Special Screening in Busan

“Mr. White,” one of the documentary’s subjects, attended a special screening of the film in Busan, South Korea, where he and the film was warmly received by a packed house of enthusiastic viewers.

More Screenings

Eternal Spring is currently showing at the 100% Manusia Film Festival taking place in Indonesia from Oct 2nd-8th. 

It will be in Mexico City, Mexico on the 25th of October at the Centro Cultural José Marti.

Keep an eye out for screenings in Italy and the Netherlands with more information coming soon on those events.

Also stay tuned for broadcast announcements with partners Arte (France/Germany), CBC (Canada) and more.

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Worldwide English and other rights are now available for Eternal Spring. Contact Kazz Basma at Sideways Film to inquire.

Why Not Check Out Some of Lofty Sky’s Other Projects?

Our Canadian Screen Award nominated PC Game Shuyan Saga is now available on: XBOX / Playstation / Nintendo Switch

Shuyan Saga features over 1400 hand-drawn art panels from artist Daxiong (film subject of Eternal Spring, illustrator for Justice League and Star Wars comics), and starring back-to-back People’s Choice Award winning actress Kristin Kreuk.

Shuyan Saga is a graphic novel series where action scenes come alive in 3D combat gameplay. Set in an ancient Chinese martial arts fantasy universe, you embark on a life-changing journey as Shuyan to become a true disciple of Kung Fu and stop the evil Guer horde from destroying the Five Kingdoms.

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