This year, the Shanghai Student Film Festival grew in three important ways. The first was, of course, the inclusion of our inspirational guest speaker. Scott's classroom visits and presentations instilled a creative energy all over our campus and the other schools involved. The second was that it was apparent to everyone who had been here for both years that the festival had 'grown up' - the students this year have a deeper understanding as to what it takes to make a good film. Hopefully each year will set the bar a little higher.
It's clear to me, that beyond the opportunity to share product in the context of the film festival, this was an excellent opportunity for the students to share process as well.