Updates from the SLO Film Fest…

The SLO Film Fest is only three weeks away now and excitement is building!

slo collection logoOur new Headquarters is open at the corner of Osos and Monterey Sts. (for limited hours) and is the hub for festival information, print guides, ticket and pass sales. Thank you to The San Luis Obispo Collection for the donation of this wonderful space.

Festival passes will be available on Thursday, Feb. 22 so stop by between noon and 2pm if you’re dying to get your hands on one. For HQ hours and much more info, about the coming festival, go to slofilmfest.org. Click on SCHEDULE to see what’s happening and start planning your ‘fest’ experience!

On Thursday evening, we’ll be presenting a little sneak preview of two short films that will be at the Festival at Trilogy at Monarch Dunes in Nipomo. Advance tickets are only $5 and you’ll enjoy appetizers courtesy of the Monarch Club, and a no-host bar. Tickets are $10 at the door. Thanks to Trilogy’s Monarch Club for hosting this pre-fest event.

fereshteh2Each year, our films and filmmakers come from around the world, and this year we have movies from a wide variety of countries and continents, including Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, Switzerland, Romania, India and Iran, to name a few.

This week, the New Times ran a story about Iranian Hassan Akhondpour, the talented director of one of our feature-length dramas, FERESHTEH, DAUGHTER OF AHMAD. We had been looking forward to hosting his visit, but apparently even our festival will be affected by the confusing travel ban that may or may not be in effect in three weeks time. He will be missed, but we are delighted to share his moving film with audiences here on the Central Coast. Read New Times story.

Despite these challenges, we look forward to a stimulating, fun and lively festival this year that follows our mission statement: to entertain, educate and inspire film-goers and filmmakers.

Movies Matter!

Wendy Eidson
SLO Film Fest Director