Daily updates from the first annual AFI DALLAS International Film Festival presented by Target, founding sponsor Victory Park, March 22 to April 1, 2007

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Looking Back: A Filmmaker's Last Day

Final impressions of the 2007 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival from filmmaker Phil Abetacola (THE CHASE) in words and pictures on his personal blog:
"Overall, the films have been very good, or at least very well done, and the people have been wonderful. When I say this, I don’t just mean the filmmakers, but also the staff.

Now thinking of this does bring into my mind something James said a day ago. He said, 'they really have it down, this illusion that this festival is all about us.'

Now when James says 'us' he doesn’t mean it editorially as in filmmakers in general, but 'us' as in James and myself.

When we walk in to any sponsored event, get into any shuttle, which are all Lexus by the way, and when we need to eat or drink, it's all provided and it’s always for us, specifically for us."