Happy Easter to all of our dear friends and supporters!
We are well into the beginnings of April, 2010. This means we haven’t updated this blog in four months (and that’s just wrong). For this, we thank you for your patience.
What an incredible journey this has been.
For those who are visiting the festival’s website for the first time, thank you for taking the time to check us out. We are currently working on updating our website for our second year and we couldn’t be happier or more blessed. We humbly ask you to bear with us as we update the site with information for our upcoming year as well as all the photos, video, updates, and news about our EXTREMELY successful 2009 “Faith Through The Storm” John Paul II International Film Festival.
This blog is not just to apologize for the wait, but I am also here to share the great news of what is to come.
For those filmmakers and film lovers out there, it is my pleasure to announce that we will soon start taking submissions for our second year. however, due to certain circumstances (two of the festival’s Co-Directors–ahem, Frank Brennan and myself, will be getting hitched this summer of 2010), the festival’s second year has been moved to February 2011. That’s right, we’ll be coming back full force during the month of love (more on this and our new theme in the next blog).
For now, I can only tell you that the support we received from around the globe from Christians, Jews, Buddhists, and many other religions and cultures was so humbling, that we at the JP2IFF have been inspired to push more boundaries than we did our first year. The media is beginning to realize that people as a race have a need to connect and celebrate our humanity and the things that we share in common as well as those that make us diverse. The media is noticing that many of us are hungry for films with high quality and values, great stories, insiring performances, and conscientious messages. We hear ya, and, trust me, come February 2011, we will deliver.
Please continue to keep us in your paryers. Don’t forget, we are always looking for help and volunteers, so if you hear a call to join the “backstage” workings of the festival, we would be happy to hear from you.
Many Blessings to you and your families!