Film Fest 2015 was a success!
If you walked into the ARTS lounge at 4:00pm, you would have entered a room adorned with film-related decorations, sparkling golden stars sprinkled over the tables, and a red carpet between chairs set with booklets that revealed what was to come. You would have seen Film Fest committee members dressed up looking their best, a large projector screen prepared to show the gathering audience 13 student films, and students with cameras darting about taking photographs. You would have seen tables of dinner and dessert ready to be consumed in due time, and judges preparing to watch the films that they would soon award three of the four trophies shining on their table to. Filmmakers and friends finding their seats, wondering who would win Best Production, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, and Audience Favorite trophies in addition a $100 prize.
…and if you walked into the ARTS lounge at 1:00pm, you would have seen one sweaty person running around making sure everything necessary was around, and setting up chairs and tables.
But if you walked in at 3:00pm, by then you would have seen an entire team of people working hard to make everything come together. Setting up, making sure that everything was set with the films, and coordinating. An entire semester of ups and downs and scares and triumphs and re-scheduling issues and advertising leading up to that ONE afternoon in the ARTS lounge– for behind the scenes, many people had to work together to present an environment for audience comfort and entertainment.
We were not perfect, but I feel like the event went well. If everyone went home with fun memories and stories to tell and excitement for next year’s Film Festival, then that’s success in my eyes.
Good job, everyone. Good job.
We hope to see you blog readers at next year’s Film Festival, sure to be even better than the first two!!