Sunday, July 26, 2009
Dear Filmmakers...We Love You!
The Valley Film Festival (VFF) is currently engaged in watching your shorts, features, music videos, trailers, etc., but it hasn't stopped us from getting excited about the emails you've been sending, asking about the status of our programming and telling us why it's important to you to screen with VFF. It gives us a warm & fuzzy feeling to hear your stories and ask that you keep them coming.
Since launching VFF in 2000, one of our goals has always been to connect the global filmmaking community to the fabulous (818) and, in our 9th year, we've received more international submissions than ever before. It's fun to hear how you discovered us and that you're thinking about The Valley from across the globe! We're also aware that with 195 countries in the world, we have more outreach ahead of us. We'd love to hear your thoughts on how to better connect with filmmakers in every country, so don't hesitate to contact us.
Have no fear, local filmmakers, you're our priority! We're not called The Valley Film Festival for nothing! We're dedicated to screening films produced in the San Fernando Valley and digging your favorite memories of the El Portal, Studio City Theater, The Sherman Oaks Galleria, and even the Victory Drive-In!
We are fully aware that without you, we'd have nothing to screen! Please know that we truly appreciate the opportunity you've given us to consider your films. We love your enthusiasm, online and off, and look forward to working with all of you!
The 9th Annual Valley Film Festival will take place September 30-October 4, 2009, at the historic El Portal Theatre in the NoHo Arts District. Our 2009 showcase will be announced and a festival schedule will be available by August 15th at: ValleyFilmFest.com