A group of friends in the community of Sanford, Florida decide to share their love of film with the community and start a film festival.
With recent advances in technology, filmmaking equipment is becoming cheaper and more accessible to independent and guerilla filmmakers. As the number of people making films increases, the demand for a place to exhibit these films increases as well. Film festivals are popping up all over the planet. From large cities to smaller communities, people are experiencing the benefits of film festivals.
In Film Fest: We Could Do This In Sanford, a group of friends in the community of Sanford, Florida decide to share their love of film with the community and start a film festival. This documentary short film explores the process of creating and executing a film festival as well as its impact on friendships and the community. The film features interviews with board members from the Love Your Shorts Film Festival, which completed its second year as a festival in February 2012. Footage present in the film includes archival photographs from the first year of the festival, articles and video of the second year of the festival, interviews with board members, and some shots of the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center and the community of Sanford, Florida.
Film festivals benefit not only filmmakers, but they also benefit the community. Film festivals serve to bring the community together through the arts, and interviews in Film Fest: We Could Do This In Sanford serve to back up this claim.