It was a one-of-a-kind event, a singular experience, an understated but profoundly moving hometown homage built on sturdy pillars of respect and devotion.
[It's] very professional, it’s very nurturing, and they make sure that you meet the other filmmakers. They spend the time to actually talk to you and the audiences are always very appreciative, which is wonderful.
The craft in creating these narratives, within the microcosm of the short-film space, is something that should be celebrated. Fresno Filmworks and the Tower Theatre honor these Oscar nominees by showing the features on the big screen where they belong.
This is like no other event in Fresno. . . . Filmworks does a great job introducing independent films to Fresno, which is something organizers felt was lacking in our culture.
This didn’t exist when I attended [Fresno] State. It’s wonderful that now there’s a place for local filmmakers to express themselves.