This past weekend was amazing, getting to see some old friends from the film program, making new ones, and being able to hang out with them all.
We walked away with two wins, the Best in Fest award, and the Audience Choice award. Also awarded was an expenses-paid trip to Indianapolis to attend a fundraising conference. Woohoo for a stay in the JW Mariott!! Haha, we'll hopefully learn a lot too.
We had a lot of great opportunities this weekend...having our film critiqued by three professionals in the industry (great session) was great, but one thing that stood out to us was meeting other professionals that have stuck with their faith. We've heard the stories when it comes to compromising values in this realm of business and it was refreshing to see people stand for something good and know that we can do the same. Truly inspirational.
One quote in particular that stood out to me was by DeVon Franklin (Vice President of Productions at Columbia Pictures...oversaw some makings of some awesome films like Pursuit of Happyness, Karate Kid and others). He said something along the lines of, "God will not plant a dream inside you and not give you a way of achieving it. In addition, He'll make it so you can achieve it without compromising the person He called you to be in the first place."
All in all, a great weekend!
When we got there, we had to render out a recent version of the film for the screening...at this point, we hadn't slept for about 3 days...
After the screenings, all the filmmakers would go up for a Q&A session
After we won, lol. I hope we never take ourselves too seriously for this. Good stuff.