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Who doesn’t love a good film festival? Seeing something for the first time, alongside fellow cinephiles, it can be a truly special experience. Even just being able to interact with other lovers of cinema, it’s transformative at its very best. Today, we want to hear about how you would craft your own personal film festival. What would it entail? We’re all ears.
Maybe you want to focus on new movies and have the glitz of the fests that set the stage for the Oscar race? Nothing beats being in the audience when something screens for the very first time. The crowd reacting organically to a film, without any preconceived notions? It’s a rare thing. Festivals are among the only places where you can find that. If that floats your boat, your fest would go heavy on World Premieres.
Perhaps you’d rather take a more retrospective route? In that case, your festival would focus on either the classics or just your favorites. There are specific festivals that do focus on revisiting films for one reason or another. Ebertfest, named after the late Roger Ebert, which used to be called the Overlooked Film Festival, offered that up. If you’re of that persuasion, that’s the type of fest you’d want to craft.
Here we go. The choice is yours. How would you set up a film festival? Whatever would do it for you, that’s how it should be, and we can’t wait to find out. Let us know about your ideal film festival!