[Friday] Friday kicked off with a special press breakfast; a chance for the media to get together, talk about the days ahead and most importantly meet some of the film directors. And here are some interesting tidbits I learned:
- 850 movies were submitted this year with 14+ countries being represented.
- Our very own local John Lasseter of Pixar has given generously to Sonoma's highschool film program.
- The high school program is celebrating its 10th year, and students are now beginning to return as filmmakers!
Pictured clockwise: Cevin, SIFF Program Director; Jen McGowan, Director of Touch; Directors laughing, a young film maker.
Moments around town.
And into the evening...
The screening of Miss Representation; a group of movie goers; a gallery reception for Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom;
Nick Stagliano, Hal Holbrook and Robert Patrick with the film Good Day For It.