Sundance 2007: The Prelude

by twhalliii
January 18, 2007 12:43 AM
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The bags are packed and the plane, shuttle, condo, pass and movies await. It's Sundance again, and while I always enjoy going to the festival, this time, I feel a little bit stressed. I have my own fish to fry; A looming Programming deadline for Sarasota, a ton of invitations in a Park City holding pattern and several submissions to get through as we craft our own program. I will be at the festival with an eye on lots of films, some of which will hopefully make their way to our festival in April. We already have a lot of great movies locked in, and I expect that we will have some wonderful things to share with the crowds here. Still, there's work to be done before we get everything locked up and somehow, the night before heading off to screen 50 films in 9 days, I feel less excited and more serious about the journey than ever. There is a lot to do. I will post as often as I can, but my schedule is packed and my fingers are crossed. What I do know is I am planning on an exhausting ten days of intense work.

Here's hoping it all goes well... Best wishes to Sundance staff and volunteers on a great festival.

I'll see you in 12 hours.

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Sunset, Sarasota, Florida

Comments Whew, _I'm_ exhausted just reading the schedule you've got laid out, not just at Sundance, but for attending that AND programming Sarasota too! Hope you manage to squeeze in some fun and enjoyment during it all. I look forward to updates from the "front." Take care, Bill Pace ************************************************************************ Hey Tom.... what a great article i just read that you posted called The Prelude... it really helped me put some things in perspective... sounds like you really have alot of passion for films and must truly love 'em.... that is SO inspiring to filmmakers... it is helpful to hear that someone else feels it all from the excitement to the stress... ive just finished directing my first feature... just put the finishing touches on it... very indie and truly original... and im now educating myself about festivals --- ive heard positive things about Sarasota and so ill definitely submit.... the whole process has been pretty exciting.... travel safe and best of success to you / your festival.... thanks for inspiring us filmmakers. cheers, thomas mignone director / writer "On The Doll" *********************************************************************************

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