Friday, January 7, 2011
Two Cool Fests
2010 was a big year for silents--I think we're all in agreement about that, yes? Here's another reason to think so: Movie Maker magazine has announced its '20 Coolest Film Festivals: 2010,' and two of them are devoted to silent film.
Congratulations to the venerable San Francisco Silent Film Festival, still going strong 15 years into its mission. And equal congrats to the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF); whose winners I've devoted considerable verbiage to in this space. These two organizations aren't much alike, except in their shared dedication to preserving and promoting great art, and that speaks to both the diversity and bright future of the silent medium.
2011's looking good too.