By Skip Shea
Running a film festival can be as rewarding as it can be harrowing. While on the surface it looks like all bright lights and red carpets with smiling filmmakers and their fans, in reality it can be an exhausting and stressful endeavor that requires both high test and decaffeinated coffee to help you survive.
But, so what? So is almost anything worth while.
If programming and running a festival is a burning desire of yours, I have a couple of pointers. And one important question. Why? With so many film festivals around, why do you want to start one? What can you bring to the film fans that others can’t? Continue reading