Virginia Film Festival theme
to be all Wet
The 15th annual Virginia Film Festival, slated for Oct. 24-27,
will focus on the theme of Wet, festival artistic
director Richard Herskowitz announced last week. Viewers will
be invited to dive into movies featuring images of water, including
seas, rivers, rain, swimming pools, showers, beverages and body
watery theme also has potential for interesting discussion beyond
the cinema, Herskowitz said. In addition to hosting many
guest filmmakers, we will invite speakers from the University
community to apply mythological, aesthetic, scientific and religious
perspectives on water to movies. The politics of water will also
be addressed, since water rights and ecology are increasingly
significant topics of public debate.
festival is accepting submissions for its Independent Media Showcase,
to feature the best new independent works. For information or
an entry form, call 982-5279 or see http://www.vafilm.com.
The entry deadline is July 1.
festival program and tickets will be available in September.