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World Premiere - Official Selection, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden, 2009
Angel Film Awards, 2009, Monaco International Film Festival 2009
Official Selection, London Independent Film Festival, UK, 2010
Valentine's Day Screening - The Short before the Feature, Forum Cinema, Hexham, UK 2009
CAIIFF, California Independent International Film Festival, Not in Competition, 2009
Monaco International Film Festival Showcase, 2009
Official Selection, Swansea Bay Film Festival, Wales 2010
Official Selection, Cannes Independent Film Festival, France 2010
Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival, France 2010
Official Selection, European Méliès d'Or Competition 2010, Espoo Ciné International Film Festival, Finland, 2010
 Dare Media Underground Festival, Cork Ireland
 Selection, Film Directing 4 Women Festival 2010, Official Selection London 
 Selection, Cambridge Film Festival, UK, September 2010
 Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands - Saturday, 16 October at 17.00 hrs at Filmtheater 't Hoogt, Zeal 1 - Official Selection Panorama Section no. 3  
 Waterford Film Festival, Ireland -  Official Selection, Saturday 6 November at 12.30pm at Greyfriars Art Gallery, Greyfriars Street, Waterford
 Yasujiro Ozu International Short Film Festival 2010, Italy
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On Screen

Time Travel Boyfriends has already been screened at international film festivals and has won four awards.

The film won two Angel Film Awards at the Monaco International Film Festival 2009 for Best Original Short Story and Special Mention, Screenplay; the Short Film UK Under 15 Minutes award at the Swansea Bay Film Festival in Wales in 2010 and the Prix RADi award at the Short Film Corner, Cannes Film Festival 2010 from the Agence du Court Métrage.

The Prix RADi is a distribution and broadcasting support prize given by the Paris-based Agence du Court Métrage in partnership with the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival to one international short film. This is part of the Agence du Court Métrage’s short film prize given to a total of fifteen other international short films from participating French film festivals. This collection of films will be shown in short programmes before feature films in theatres across France.


Recent screenings included  Espoo Ciné International Film Festival in Finland, where it was selected to compete for the European Méliès d’Or award, run by the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, in August 2010, and the International Christian Film Festival in Port Talbot, Wales in August 2010, where it won the ‘Carte Blanche’ award.  Upcoming screenings include the Cambridge Film Festival in September 2010 and FilmDirecting4Women Festival in London where it will screen on Friday 10th September 2010 at 10.30am at the Lost Theatre in London SW8.

Check the panel on the left for full details and links to individual festival sites.

On line

"Here's something different: Josephine Halbert has created a cute 20s-style alter-ego who longs for dead men....She writes each a desirous note as she wistfully lingers around their photograph, framed appropriately for their era....It makes a romantic Xmas present..." Herbert Wright, le cool (online listings magazine)

"'Time Travel Boyfriends': great title, and a pretty cool exhibition too....Touching and silly: brilliant." Tom Jeffreys, Spoonfed (London events guide)

Film wins Cannes Award A Haltwhistle film artist has been awarded a prize for her work at the world famous Cannes film festival.

In print

"WFTV Member Wins Prize in Cannes...
We are VERY proud to report that WFTV member, Josephine Halbert, won the Prix RADi at the Short Corner in Cannes, for her film Time Travel Boyfriends, which is awarded by the Agence du Court Métrage in partnership with the Short Film Corner. It is a RADi distribution and broadcasting support prize which is given to just one international film in the Short Film Corner at festival.

"The film will be included in short film programmes which will be screened before features in French cinemas.

"We also hope to screen the short, and talk to Josephine about her time in Cannes, at a WFTV Show Us Your Shorts session soon, so watch this space...Well done Josephine!" Women in Film and Television

"Halbert is part of a strong current in recent art – Niki de Saint Phalle, Tracey Emin and Lucy Gunning are among those who have mined their intimate girlhood histories."
Alicia Foster, art historian and author 'Tate Women Artists'

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Festival Awards
Josephine Halbert picking up awards for Best Original Short Story and Special Mention Screenplay at the Angel Film Awards 2009 at the Monaco International Film Festival in 2009.