PiFan Recapby Greg Hanson | 18:38 EST, 0/6/2012Hey all,
As you probably know - I recently returned from a 10-day sojourn in Bucheon, South Korea for the legendary 16th Annual PiFan Film Festival, where I spent my time watching great movies, meeting awesome people, drinking soju, eating incredible food, drinking soju, and generally just...drinking soju. I will give a quick recap of things.
Korea is crazy. They are all a bunch of wonderful nutcases. I say that in the most complementary way, as I gladly put myself into that category. I got in, checked into my beautiful hotel and was zipped off to the opening ceremony. I met a ton of great people there and ceremony followed by after party ended up becoming the recipe for the rest of the fest. Delectable barbecue, crispy fried chicken, and soju with great friends was the order of the day. Our short Meat Me in Plainville played three times, twice to a wonderfully responsive SOLD OUT audience. We had such a nice response that the festival has asked us if we would be interested in screening the film film as a part of their roadshow screenings in August! So watch out, Seoul! Plainville isn't leaving just yet!
PiFan's lineup was just killer, so keep an eye out for amazing films like Scott Upsher's The Local's Bite, Ciaran Foy's Citadel, Dan Krige's Redd Inc. (soon to be Inhuman Resources on DVD in the US), Patrick Bagot's Antoine and the Heroes, Vikas Chandra's Project 11, Juan Moreno's Game of Werewolves, Luke Hedley's Slugs and Snails, Stephen Amis' The 25th Reich, and Alex Chandon's Inbred. Everyone involved with the festival was top notch and made everyone feel very important and professional.
Moral of the story? Go to PiFan. Go every year. It's a freakin blast.