It’s not often that film festivals are able to pair themselves with another craft, but the Sacramento Food Film Festival has been able to do just that. Screening films about chefs, restaurants and other aspects of the food industry, organizers pair these showings with discussions and insights from experts.
This year’s festival will begin on March 15 and run to the 16th, an expansion from the typical one-day affair, reports the Sacramento Press. With more demand from attendees and industry insiders, the festival may soon have to progress from an additional day to an outdoor movie screen, which can be placed in an area to allow for more seating.
In addition, further south along the Pacific Coast Highway, the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will be opening its lineup with a Spanish film called ‘Blancanieves,’ heralded as an excellent adaptation of an old and often-told fairy tale, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“I’m really excited to be opening this year’s PSIFF with ‘Blancanieves,’ a wildly original, silent movie version of ‘Snow White’ – updated to the 1920s, and with ‘Blancanieves’ displaying her natural gifts as a matador,” Helen du Toit, artistic director at the festival, told the source.
Festival organizers creating events in warmer climates during the winter months would be wise to invest in outdoor movie screens, which can allow them to take advantage of the weather and provide additional seating for attendees wanting to watch high-quality films on a top-notch outdoor movie screen.