Very happy to say that Sumo Lake will be screening in competition at The Cordoba International Animation Festival in the program "Animations For Children That Won't Take A Nap" (it's not clear to me if these films are meant to be punishment or sleep inducement). Further details soon on the "Watch" page.
As posted earlier, we'll be part of the program this coming weekend at the San Francisco Shorts Festival. As a courtesy to the festival, watching "Sumo Lake" online will be accessible only by password for the duration of the festival. It will be freely available again from Sept. 12, or if you e-mail me and ask for the password really, really nicely and promise you won't send it to someone in San Francisco.
This may happen again from time to time at a festival's request. We're well past being able to enter festivals that only screen films that have not been distributed online (now there's a topic for discussion another day) but it is perfectly reasonable that a festival doesn't want some smart-arse showing a film on their smartphone in the foyer while waiting for the screening.
And even if they did, Sumo Lake is all about scale. See and hear it big if you can.
UPDATE: Back online for all! Congrats and thanks to San Francisco Shorts for a successful festival.