Just think what it would be like to personally question Tarantino after watching “Django Unchained,” or Spielberg after a showing of “Lincoln.” The odds are pretty slim this will ever happen. But at a film festival, the odds are pretty high you’ll have the opportunity to ask the filmmaker, “why did you pick that color for….,” or “what were you thinking about when you directed the scene with ….” When this happens, your viewing experience is compounded by, well, tons!
The ironic thing is that Tarantino can probably afford to jet around and chat with his some of his audiences, but the indie filmmakers exhibiting their work at festivals have already poured most or all of their resources into the film’s production, leaving nothing to finance travel to festivals. That is why most festivals commit large portions of their budgets to assisting filmmakers with travel expenses. It’s all about providing audiences and filmmakers with the best possible screening experience.
So when you areat the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, kicking off in less than two weeks, make sure you take advantage of the many opportunities we’ll give you to speak with filmmakers about their projects. It will be an experience to remember!