We laughed. We cried. We learned. And most importantly, we had a great time!!! Thanks to all who participated in the 2013 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival and helped to make it quite possibly the best one ever. Early indications are showing that attendance and ticket sales are way up and the critical response to films and special events has been overwhelmingly positive.
Thank you to all our hard-working and passionate volunteers, our wonderful board and my assistant Nancy Joynt, and her assistant Rebecca Norman. This is a monumental effort that takes a “village” and once again, our village rose to the occasion.
Thank you to our sponsors – the loyal ones who have supported the festival year after year, and the new ones who decided that this special cultural event was worthy of their support.
Finally, thank you to the filmmakers and special guests who shared their incredible films and expertise with our community and visitors. Our mission is to “entertain, educate and inspire” and I think we succeeded in spades!
And speaking of spades, a special shout-out to magician Rich Ferguson who was seemingly everywhere, amazing innocent bystanders with his card tricks and illusions. It was truly a magical five days!
Many thanks and best wishes,
SLOIFF Festival Director