SLO Film Fest Day 4 and lots of fun ahead…!

The SLO Film Fest is kicking into high gear now as more filmmakers arrive in town and the weekend is almost here!

Tonight is the now legendary SURF NITE IN SLO, and we’re excited to see the regulars and the newbies at the Fremont Theatre tonight for what should be another epic evening of BIG WAVES on the BIG SCREEN with Tim Boynton’s THE BIG WAVE PROJECT!

We are hoping the weather behaves and if so, the Woody Club will be there in all their splendor. If not, bring an umbrella and a warm, waterproof outfit and be prepared to spend a little time outside as we try to move the line as quickly as we can. There will be a bar in the Fremont Theatre lobby and the concession stand will be open, so come early, get a seat and grab a drink and some popcorn and enjoy the great pre-show video and music that Surf Nite Coordinator, Tim Eidson has put together. Adam Monteil from Coast 104.5 will be there to host!

Tickets are no longer being pre-sold, but we will be selling Rush Tickets at the box office at 6:45pm so again, wear something cozy and get ready to stand in line if you don’t have a ticket. The last few years, we’ve managed to get everyone in, so stay optimistic!

There’s so much happening today, tomorrow and Sunday I can’t begin to write about all of it. Please go to SCHEDULE if you haven’t already, and take a look…and start planning your weekend accordingly!

THIS JUST IN – We have just added a great short film to CLOSING NIGHT and made it a free event to all. We know it’s Sunday evening and people don’t want to be out late, but we definitely encourage you to come and cheer on the winners in the Central Coast, Filmmakers of Tomorrow and Audience Award categories. Then Variety’s Jenelle Riley will sit down with accomplished screenwriter Robin Swicord after the presentation of the Spotlight Award, for a fascinating conversation about her career and movies, including clips from many of them.

And to close, we are going to play a short film by another Robin…Robin Chilton who is a SLO resident and has a brand new 10-minute film that screened on Wednesday evening in the Central Coast category. THIS PLACE: A Birds-Eye View of the Majestic Central Coast will take us on a jaw-dropping flight over the Central Coast and is the perfect way to close the Festival.

See you at the movies!

Wendy Eidson
SLO Film Fest Director