This is the last day of the festival. Sort of. Tuesday and Wednesday will have Best of the Fest, where they will show some of the winning films again for those who missed them or want to see them again.
So here's Sunday:
I've heard good things about Come To My Voice from different folks, so that's where I'm headed first. It's a film that focuses on a Kurdish family in Turkey. I suspect I'll then go see the Chinese films. Husband, Wife, and the Other Man, then the shorts. They are sponsored by the Confucius Institute at UAA and should be good. Though, they will have been approved by the Chinese government. I saw Last Stop, Flamingo. It's a quirky little film that had lots of nice touches about the director's road trip to Florida. (Quirky isn't a put down. I mean here that it creates its own conventions and doesn't worry about how a film is supposed to be.)
The Awards Galas I've attended in past years have been very casual events with good food and a chance to talk with the different film makers.