PIFF organizers appeared jubilant last night, as they gathered outside The Park Cinema following the screening of the festival’s opening film, Naked, Toothless, and Blind. Alongside them, celebrities and reporters stood, dodging flashbulbs and waving to the adoring crowd.
“It’s been an uphill battle all year,” said PIFF Communications President, Leola Ocelot, referring not just to funding problems but to the fact that several films that were scheduled to debut here were still in the shooting stage when the 2011 list was announced.
“In the end, though, everything worked out perfectly and it looks as though this is going to be our most successful festival yet,” she concluded.
On the red carpet, flashing freshly-whitened teeth and swishing tails adorned with carefully-placed rhinestones , NT and B‘s twin stars Anders and Frederikke Egern answered reporters’ questions in between chatting with their film’s producers, Etienne Escurel and Mabbina Marmot.
The 7th Annual Park Interspecial Film Festival continues until October 5. A total of thirty films will be screened at venues across The Park.