The 13th Day is now complete, and fully mastered in High Definition, Dolby surround sound ready for distribution. We will be making our industry premiere on May 13th 2009, the opening day at the Marche Du Film in Cannes Palais F at 11.30am. We aim to make it available to view as soon as possible, so our current focus is to find a distributor with the right commercial and spiritual sensibilities to exploit the full market and message delivery potential of the film. We are currently negotiating for the license rights in North America, and so hope to be able to make the film available to view and buy within 6 months. The 13th Day will Premiere for cast, crew and the press in select ‘invitation only’ screenings at the end of May. These will be in Birmingham, UK, and of course in Fatima, Portugal. Dates t.b.c.
We are happy to announce that our North American distributor, Ignatius Press, have arranged several dates for North American audiences. Please download The 13th Day USA Dates PDF for more information. There are LIMITED tickets available for Catholic leaders in each area. To book go to: http://maximusmg.com/catholicscreenings/13thday/events.asp You can also register your details if you are interested in hosting a screening in your area.
We are delighted to announce that the Shrine in Fatima have endorsed The 13th Day with the following statement…
The Shrine of Fatima recognizes that this independent fictional film, based on the events surrounding the apparitions of Fatima, is of great value. It is an intense film that shows great sensitivity. It shows research and dedication, and it is well structured. From the very first contacts the Shrine had with the production crew, the group always manifested to have, as main purpose for this work, to highlight the message of Fatima. After viewing the final product, the Shrine congratulates the entire crew and prays that this main purpose may soon come to fruition, so that the world may, through Our Lady and this remarkable event for the Church and for the world, come to God.In addition, the Shrine has agreed for The 13th Day to Premiere at the Sanctuary theatre, the Amphitheatre of Paul VI Pastoral Centre, a 2200 seater auditorium in Fatima on October 13th 2009 at 21.00. We are working with Paulus Editora to enable this awesome opportunity to present The 13th Day spectacle of the Miracle of the Sun, on the actual anniversary and location of its original occurrence. All main crew and cast members will be attending the event, so we look forward to meeting you there. The doors will be open to all who wish to attend and it is a free event !
The 13th Day has been invited to feature in the 28th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, Iran in February 2010. The festival commemorates the Islamic Revolution of 1979, each year the Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran screens some of cinema’s most socio-politically sensitive, original and subtle productions. Go to www.fajrfestival.ir To receive regular updates on the film’s progress register your contact details in the CONTACT section of this website. Thanks from The 13th Day team.
The 13th Day premiered in Fatima at the Sanctuary amphitheatre on October 13th 2009. Attended by the main cast and crew, we were warmly received by the Portuguese national press and an audience of 1500 people, including the Rector of the Sanctuary. Organised with our Portuguese distribution partner, Paulus Editora, The Premiere celebrated the release of the Portuguese subtitle version of The 13th Day in Portugal. The 13th Day (O 13o Dia) is available to purchase online at www.paulus.pt/loja go to Multimedia, in stores in Fatima, and at Paulus bookshops nationwide. The 13th Day Portuguese subtitle version is now also available to purchase in Brazil by Sao Paolo.
The 13th Day GOES GLOBAL!…..We are working to reach a global audience by May 13th 2010 and are currently in discussion with distributors in:
- The Philippines
The 13th Day has been shown in over 120 screening events throughout North America in the last six weeks, with more being added daily. To locate a venue near to you, download the following pdf file. Download North America Screenings for December and January. To organise a public screening of the film, visit www.13thdayusa.com and go to Movie Events. Join over 5000 other 13th Day Friends on Facebook for exclusive information and updates on viewing opportunities in North America at: www.facebook.com/The13thDay. The 13th Day is officially released in North America on 1st December, copies can be purchased via Ignatius Press at www.13thdayusa.com, and Amazon at www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LDCZCU. Please note, the DVDs will only play in Region 1 (Canada & US) encoded players only. The 13th Day featured at the John Paul II International Film Festival in Miami, Florida on October 31st 2009 where it played to a sell out audience. Natasha Howes, the Producer, attended the festival, and wants to congratulate and thank the JPII team for a phenomenal experience and truly inspired selection of movies. The 13th Day was nominated for The People’s Award, by ‘the people’. The 13th Day has received fantastic endorsements from audiences and critics. Read our new 13th Day Movie reviews section.
LAUNCH of the new MULTI-LANGUAGE Special Edition version of THE 13th Day on DVD.The NEW multi-language version The 13th Day on DVD was launched in Fatima, Portugal on May 13th 2010 in celebration of the Pope’s visit. This special edition DVD is available in the following subtitled languages: