You can stop screaming now. The films have been selected, the filmmakers have been notified and the schedule is set. In stone. Every film, and there were hundreds, was viewed and voted-upon by the seven-member jury. It’s a process that starts back in October and runs through early January. This year’s edition includes films from Canada, Spain, Brazil, Israel, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Australia, and the USA. We received more submissions than any previous year. And just like last year, we’re inviting you to pick the Audience Awards. There are five categories:
I’d like to thank the members of the committee, especially its chair, Stacey Weger, who—like those flesh-starved zombies in Romero’s opus—rise up from the festival graveyard each year and devote hours upon hours of their personal time to program the best festival possible.
All my best,