I can't begin to describe what an amazing time I had attending this film festival with my first short, Chomp. At the time I'm writing this, we've screened at over 60 film festivals worldwide, and the festival lineup at Ax Wound was one of the strongest I've ever been a part of. Consistent entertainment across the board, with innovative films that opened my eyes to new filmmakers with amazing stories to tell. I was so honored to be included.
The festival had a family vibe—not "family friendly", but a family of community, you know? I've kept in touch with the filmmakers I met there more than I have with folks from any other festival.
The venue was perfectly sized and had that quirky vibe you always hope for. Projection was solid throughout. The festival organizer went out of her way to ensure that everyone—both attendees and the audience—were happy and that their needs were taken care of.
One of my favorite moments from the festival was watching someone duck out of a screening to call her friends. "You've got to come down here," I overheard her say. "These films are amazing!"
If you can't tell by now, I absolutely loved this festival. If you're looking for a festival that selects outstanding films, shares them in a quirky, inclusive environment, and has a professional festival organizer who bleeds for indie film, you want to submit here.