What a great event! We screened some excellent films this year at Landmark’s Albany Twin including Satan and Adam, Adios Amor: the Search for Maria Moreno and Gloria’s Call, as well as all the short, independent films entered in the competition. Nate Duncan’s The Interview took Best in Show.
Though much of the work to put together Albany FilmFest is done by an AMAZING team of volunteers, they hire out vendors to cover various aspects of the event. As technical director, I wore a number of hats, including screening the shows from a stuffy little booth with a big, hot projector, but also handled event logistics and coordination. I organized all of the media marketing, bringing in Chris Stevenson, who prepared the poster design, t-shirts and all media assets for 2019. Ari Sigal (a former FilmFest judge) edited the 2019 trailer and managed the instagram account.
We also brought in Cynthia Hampton and Stephanie Warner as event photographers, Raul Varela shot all the interviews and Q&A, and Gavin Jones (Duvateen Sound) ran sound. Jeannine Hooks designed the 2019 Gala decor. We’re all looking forward to 10 years of Albany FilmFest when it comes around again next year.