Saturday, September 13, 2008

Estes Park Film Festival – Day 2 – Saturday 9/13

Hot tubs and swimming pools. That’s how every day should start out. After a relaxing morning at the hotel, we headed out to the huge summer arts fair that’s going on in Estes Park (not my idea, trust me). After checking all of that out and having a little breakfast, we went to our first EPFF event, which was a filmmaker’s panel. All of the filmmakers that were in town got up on stage and it gave the audience an opportunity to have a Q&A with all of them. I was on stage with 11 other filmmakers and we talked for about an hour-and-a-half and we got a ton of great questions from the audience. Fun way to start a festival day.

In addition to the Estes Park folks, over the last few months online I’ve been talking to Johnathan, the director of the Festivus Film Festival in Denver, so he came up and hung out for a few hours. We went in and watched short film block #2 then we had some fantastic sandwiches at Deleo’s Park Theater Café & Deli. If you’re ever in Estes Park, I recommend it highly. Pop in and see Tom and tell him Marc from the OFF sent you.

Be sure to check out the Festivus Film Festival as well. I really like what they’re trying to do… a little different than you typical film festival. We had a chance to do a little interview too, so keep an eye out for that on our OFF the EDGE filmmaking podcast.

There were a couple of other films that I wanted to check out too, but we had such a great time chatting with filmmakers and the festival directors, we didn’t make it in to any of the other screenings.

Very much of a successful day. Tired, but ready for another day. Day three will have the screening of “The HIT.” Sweet!


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