I would like to encourage support of our Youth, and Students in the Arts, particularly in Film and Media. Vancouver is termed "Hollywood North", and yet there is limited funding and support for initiatives in this area. Imagine if Kevin Smith, who produced "Clerks", and his blockbuster sequels, after dropping out of Vancouver Film School, had received some support that allowed him to keep his production local. Vancouver would have reaped the benefits, as would any supporter, with their logo on the film at the festivals.
It's good business, and good for our community.
This is not a mandate, but a hope, a dream..
Today marks the release of Sex and the City: The Movie. With the news that SATCTM tix are selling out, your friends at Social Signal (part of the original Change Everything team) want to save you from the nightmare of a Sex-less weekend.
My mom is a film festival nut. She used to take her vacation time to cram in as many films as she could. We all know that we should not expect to see her much during the two plus weeks the festival runs. We've already started to prepare our son for how little he will see Grandma. The tears have started.
She takes her festival going pretty seriously, especially now that she’s retired. Here is her film festival survival kit. I hope it comes in handy. Good luck and enjoy.