Update from the Underground

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted, but I guess that’s what happens when you’re a crazy-busy person trying to do 14 things at once. Ok, a quick update on the Oxford International Film Festival from the “Underground” (or rather just from my unique perspective at the festival’s director). We will be announcing the complete program of films and events on February 15th (in less than one week), so it’s been a crazy few weeks for us, as we work to finalize the program. This year the festival will be over triple the size, we’ll be featuring over 100 new films, including the addition of a, multiple venues, vendors, an outdoor concert-series, twice the panels, 3-times the guests, and including a few much larger films and premiere’s than we’ve ever had in the past. The guest list alone is honestly impressive, but all I can say right now is that if whether or not you’ve been to this festival before, this is going to be a whole new ball-game. This year we’re also adding an entirely new interactive online program guide to the festival website, which will allow you to search through the whole program, build your own online schedule for the festival, rate films, post your own reviews, read director’s blogs, see photo-galleries and clips from the films online, and share it all with your friends via export to your Myspace and Facebook profiles, or even to your mobile device! The complete program, including list of films and filmmakers in attendance will be released and posted online this Friday, February 15th, 2008 at 3:00am sharp. Tickets for all events and screenings will go on-sale the same day. A complete list of speakers and celebrity guests will be released on March 1st, 2008. I strongly suggest that you do not wait to purchase your tickets, event passes this year are going to disappear very quickly!

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