The SLO Film Fest is over but the memories will linger…

Josh Brolin proudly displays his King Vidor Award

“So much fun!” That’s what I kept hearing throughout the 6 days of Film, Wine, and Fun at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival.

Fun meant seeing great films that made you laugh, cry, think, and feel inspired. Fun meant seeing old friends as you walked through town and stood in lines hoping to get in to the movie you wanted to see. Fun meant sipping on first-class wines from around the county in our Festival Tent, and nibbling on delectable appetizers provided by the amazing Taste!

Todd Fisher and Catherine Hickland talk to Jenelle Riley

Fun also meant meeting and snapping selfies with celebrities Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, Ben Mankiewicz, Leonard Maltin and a whole host of incredible filmmakers, athletes and special guests visiting the festival from around the state, country and world.

Fun for me was seeing everyone having fun!

Audience Award winner for Best Documentary – “Down the Fence”

Thanks to all for your support of the festival, from sponsors to volunteers to filmmakers, movie-goers and all the vendors who gave us screaming deals on things to help us stay within our budget. We have an amazing community and I couldn’t be more proud!

See you at the movies (after I sleep for about a week 😉

Wendy Eidson
SLO Film Fest Director