hey jlordtree there were 10 films that were absolutely free at the college...if you would have gone to the website you would have seen that.
also the 15 dollar price was for a double feature... another huge point you could have seen by going to the website...did you think to look into any of that or did you just make a judgement without getting the info straight?
you missed out. It was awesome...i guess if they would have not been so obscure you would have been more interested...have you ever thought about how cool it would be to talk to the filmmakers that made the films? Well you could have done that too, in the Q&A sessions with all the filmmakers that were in attendance with actors from the films...
and there was no killing made, the festival will be lucky to break even. It takes a lot of money to fly in 30 filmmakers and actors, and pay the royalties on the films and the $13000 for the projector and venue don't help either...
it is not just a dvd in a dvd player...if you had any clue about what makes a festival run you would not make ignorant comments and embarrass yourself.
These are films you won't be able to see anywhere else. Most will not be distributed, and even if they are, they won't come to Victoria. You'll also get to meet filmmakers and stars and others associated with the films and in some cases see them perform, a once in a lifetime opportunity. $10 to $15 is a small price to pay for this. In larger cities, movie tickets are already up to $10 or more, and you get none of these special perks. As for "paying back the tax subsidy," none of Victoria residents' taxes make up the HOT funds. These taxes are paid by out of town visitors, and using them to increase the cultural and artistic life of Victoria is not only a wise and far-sighted choice, it's the law. It's a shame that narrow minded individuals will always find a way to nay-say those who are doing all they can to improve the quality of life in Victoria.
I was thinking about going until I heard the prices. At $10-$15 per movie for the main movies or $99 for the entire festival....yeah can't do it for films this obscure. I wouldn't pay this price for The Hobbit much less films I haven't followed. Someone is planning on making a killing. I wonder if any profits will go to paying back some of the tax subsidy?