Matthew is susstaining on less than five hours of sleep a night as we go into final the final stretch of scheduling the programming for the 15th annual Florida Film Festival. I may have to carry him on the plane tomorrow. I am getting a bit more sleep so I went to two planning meetings the other night, one for our gala celebration (which may have the coolest theme ever) and one for NextArt. I am really excited about NextArt this year and the best thing is that you can play along from anywhere! Stay tuned to indieWIRE online for more details next week.
This will be my fifth trip to Sundance in as many years. I have seen it warm (ok 45 degrees), cold (zero degrees– and by the look of Eugene’s weather reports this will be another cold one!), less crowded (right after 9/11), and extremely crowded (three years ago, no idea why). I have been captive on a runaway bus and have met some of the most fascinating people. The festival remains a stalwart event that is always interesting and an adventure.
Now 25 years old, the Sundance Institute has selected Enzian as one of a handful of venues across the nation to help celebrate with a series of indie classics launched from the festival. Enzian is already working with the Sundance Channel on such a series so we were thrilled to oblige. Matthew and I will find out more at a brunch on Sunday, so more on that later.
For now, stay tuned as we plan to blog more about our trip, the upcoming Festival, and NextArt. I promise!