The Montréal International Film Festival has officially accepted my film into competition. For me this is a huge step. It means that I will continue to make films. It means that they will be really good, if not half decent. It means the door is open to growth in an talent that for the past 5 years I have been frightened to think of the possibilities and frightened that it is too late to pursue success. I have several goals (#29, 43, 69, 71) that involve film making and this film opens the way. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have made it, and for it to be shared in festival, and for people to purchase it on DVD, and enjoy it (I hope). Most people in the world don't have these opportunities.
My first film acceptance letter:
Dear Mr. Robichaud,
We are pleased to confirm that we wish to present « STRENGTH AND HONOUR : CYCLING CANADA COAST TO COAST », in the Documentaries of the World section at the World Film Festival which will be held from August 24th to September 4th 2006, in Montreal.
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Waiting for your confirmation, we wish to congratulate you again for this great production.
What have you always wanted to do, but have been doubtful of its success?