June 15th marked the last day for film entry submissions and since then the office has been filled to the brim with DVDs. With 425 films entered this year from 25 countries*, this is the largest festival for us yet! When submitting a film, people were allowed to submit their work into as many of our categories as they chose; because of this we received close to 750 submissions in total. With so many entries, preliminary and peer judges will have their fill of popcorn for the week- but more on that in a future blog.
*The 25 countries that films were submitted from are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States and Zimbabwe.