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Minor scheduling change

Saturday, March 7 2020, 10:19 am

Just heard about a change to the press screening schedule: on Wednesday March 3 at 5:00pm at the Whitsell, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE has been replaced by NÎPAWISTAMÂSOWIN: WE WILL STAND UP.

Updated again 3/7 10:19am: some of the workshops moved around, but none of you had them scheduled.

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Tuesday, February 11 2020, 8:15 pm

The good news: it's time for more movies! I've just finished entering the schedule, and wanted to highlight a few things:

  • Eyeslicer Season 2 is presented two ways: a 12-hour (!) version and a shorter 90-minute version. I've set them up as two different films, so be sure to prioritize the right one. Or neither, that's up to you :-)
  • There'll be a Mobile Projection Unit projecting something on an outside wall of the museum on 3/5 & 3/6. Since it's outside, and free, I didn't bother to set it up as a scheduled event.
  • I did set up all the special events, panels, and workshops as individual "films" (or in the case of the Meet the Experts happy hours, as three individual ones). Be careful about special events that require a special ticket - that's not my department.
  • I found two inconsistencies between the individual listings and the grids at the end of the program: Again Once Again on 3/7 might be at 3:30 (p18) or 3:45 (grid); Altered Spaces (a panel/workshop thing) on 3/15 might be at 5pm (p39) or 4pm (grid). I went with the individual listing; if I find out that it's wrong, and you've scheduled it, I'll do my best to let you know when I fix it. (If you find out which is right, send me a note with the feedback form!)

Now for the bad news: I might discontinue Festival Fanatic after this festival. PIFF is changing; it's gotten a lot shorter, there's less emphasis on international films, and I'm not sure I'll keep attending as I have for the last 13 years -- I might not even go this year, I haven't decided. I didn't do any maintenance or enhancement of the site this year; it's built with a programming language I no longer use, and it's kind of a pain for me to work on. So: we'll see. I appreciate all the gratitude you've shown me over the years - it made the work worthwhile.

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