Another Dallas Video Festival has come and gone — that makes 21 now. But fear not, film fans — we’ve got another big-time scene starting Wednesday with Fort Worth’s Lone Star International Film Festival. (Read Manny Mendoza’s excellent preview of the festival here.)
I e-mailed DVF Artistic Director Bart Weiss yesterday to see how it all went, and this is what he had to say:
One of the new innovations for the festival this year was the decision to run everything off of iTunes. Did that work the way you hope it would?
Weiss: It worked flawlessly. I was impressed how good it looked. We had one problem, but that was because the maker gave us the file too late to check it and the file had problems. But it is definitely the way to go, and I assume in the near future it will become common.
What film or program do you think the audience responded to the most?
Weiss: Probably The Wrecking Crew or Moral Kombat. Also, Guts ‘N Glory was a highpoint.
The festival underwent a pretty big format change this year. Do you think you will keep the same format going forward?
Weiss: I think we will stay at the Angelika and tweak the new format in ways I just have not thought of yet. But stay tuned — it will be cool.