But wait, it gets better: They both want to have a gallery exhibition of artwork from the film!
There is one shot about 4 seconds long, where animator Mike Schneider asked animators from around the world to submit one piece of art of the laughing girl, for one frame each of that 4 second shot.
I hadn't really examined the clip, but thought it looked great integrated into the film. Then two weeks ago on a lark, I examined each drawing separately and it blew my mind. The artwork is amazing!
It was then I asked the two festivals if they wanted to show an exhibition of what I call the "Laughing Girl" art. After sending samples of the artwork, they both said yes.
So if you happen to be in Austin around March 11th, or Orlando, FL on April 13th, please come by the festivals and check out the beautiful "Laughing Girl". In fact, we may put all the drawings into a poster. Cool!