75 days out and still over 300 films unwatched.
This week we called upon our screening group volunteers to commit to an additional 10 films. With this plan in place, we're confident that every film can be viewed by August 23. This will allow us time to review the films in consideration, find the content that best complements each other and the festival, program, schedule, and update the website by September 7.
If we miss this deadline, we miss the 6-8 week press window and we make it more difficult for filmmakers outside of Los Angeles to plan their attendance. Because we rely on our friends in the press to get the word out AND our filmmakers to support their films, this is a really important deadline for us to meet.
We're also chasing down our sponsors, returning & new, and securing after-party venues.
We'll provide another update once our submissions close on August 15th!