November 2009 • 400 attendees
This was our second go-round at the Odd Machine studios, thanks to a very generous donation by the owners of the production company. Josh Levy did a phenomenal job relighting the venue to make it look entirely different from the year prior, and John Adams and Sharon Lomasney shifted the photo and art galleries, respectively to make room for the much larger crowd. Mario Coletta once again provided assistance with sound and the projector rig, while Marcus Quandt killed it with one of his best party mixes.
The giant space contained the screen, galleries, and catered food once again, and Brian Babarik took over bar duties for the first year. The good people at Realistic Films shot much of the party digitally and on 16mm, and crowd mingling carried into the night until founder and festival director Mo Wagdy took the stage presenting to a very noisy crowd.
While projecting on a screen created out of seamless photo paper by Jessica Voogd, the screening began with great films from the community and closed with a renewed 48-hour film challenge by Jay Neander. We once again closed the evening’s festivities with our “shot-heard-round-the-production-world” of Jagermeister.