The start date for the Monterrey International Film Festival is drawing near and one of the top things that get the production team motivated is the arrival of our films in competition. The first one to arrive this year was Mika Kaurismaki’s “Three Wise Men”.
Every visit from the courier is received by anxious anticipation at the office and for this first arrival you can see it flourish on our Programming Director’s smile as he opened the box that contained the six reels of the finnish film.
The bets are on among the festival crewmembers as to which film will arrive next. Some are even calculating distances between countries and continents, let alone customs bureaucracy. So every time the courier comes through the door, inevitably heads will turn in expectation.
Luis Garza meets Maki Kaurismaki
Saturday, June 27th, four o’clock in the afternoon… everything ready in our offices for our first meeting with the volunteers of this great event.
To be honest, we were a lil’ bit nervous, but the volunteers exceeded our expectations.
At the end, the result was great. The meeting had a lil’ bit of everything, from the presentation of the staff and volunteers’ testimonials of past editions, to claps and laughs… lots of laughs.
We have no doubt we are ready to begin the adventure.
Yesterday we went “scouting” to one of our official venues: MMCinemas Leones. Scouting is nothing else than exploring to gain information.
The appointment was early in the morning. Maybe many of you have never been on an empty theater, is a very fun experience.
We were taking pictures to check out space details, and we also visited the projection booth… specially since there are films that will not be projected on 35mm and for us is very important that you have the best experience, when you come to the Festival and see the films.
Speaking about projection, not many of us have got the chance to see how a 35mm projector is, here is a pic. Is not as full of glamour as some could imagine, but it definitely makes it possible for us to know wonderful stories, see great images and discover different cultures and imaginary worlds.
Coming soon… the publication of our official film selection.