Instead of bore-ing you with details as to why I don't blog
enough, I'd like to share my schedule for this year's Sydney Film Festival. It seems like everyone has done one, so why not paint myself like a sheep and join in!
Sydney Film Festival means a bit more than watching movies all day and being completely immersed in festival-mode for over a week. To me it was arguably (between me and, myself) the starting point at which I began my love for film and desire to work at film festivals. My first SFF was in 2009, when I had just left a photomedia degree for film school. I thought volunteering at SFF would be a great way to watch lots of films and meet like-minded people. Watch lots of films, and meet like-minded people I did. I volunteered at a range of other film festivals after SFF that year, and also broadened my knowledge on film distribution through festivals. I also met Kieran who, in flowerless language, is my partner in crime to this very day. So SFF has been a bit of a significant event in my life, and it's always a pleasure (understatement) to be returning to it year after year since that very memorable year of 2009.
I was lucky enough to be able to book into more films than usual this year after receiving a flexipass gift from Kieran. We split it, of course, and still bought another afterwards. Unfortunately this year I am missing out on 3 full days of festival goodness due to travel.
There are some other films I wish I could fit in. To name a few, BULLY, MONSIEUR LAZHAR, POLISSE, THE KING OF PIGS and HOLY MOTORS.
Anyhow, here's my schedule for this year's Sydney Film Festival:
Woody Allen: A Documentary
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Maori Boy Genius
The World Before Her
Postcards From The Zoo
Side By Side
The Last Dogs of Winter
And to finish this post, I thought I'd share this memorable scene from Annie Hall. I sure hope I don't have to listen to anyone like that in the queues this year!