One of the biggest complications of getting ready for a film festival is scheduling. I've learned from the last 2 years of attending that no matter how ready you might think you are, you will never be able to see everything you need to. When in a situation like this, the only thing a person can resort to is sacrificing the lesser deserving films from the list one has made (this is a subjective process) and hope to find their way into the remainder. The title's that I've left out of my viewing list this year include such potent names as 'Volver', 'For your consideration' and 'Hollywoodland', not because I don't want to see these, but because compared to titles such as 'Ostrov' and 'Still life', they have a better change of being released here locally.
One thing I did not count on altogether was completely missing out a film that was of interst me. I'm talking about 'All the invisible film' a politically charged film about the effects of war on children includes as director such maverick names as Spike Lee and John Woo. I realised I had not considered the film at all, and by the time I went to pick tickets for it, they had sold out, a casuality of my carelessness. Still, another lesson learned is, don't regret; the free slot afforded by the non-selection of this film has allowed me opportunity to catch the only Argentinian film on the festival 'El Custodio', which I am quite looking forward to. Thats all for today...watch out for what happens tomorrow at DIFF. Until then, take time out to look at the reviews we've already put up.