By: Jennifer O’Neill, Account Associate
This past weekend, the second annual Capital City Film Festival (CCFF) took place in Lansing. There were movies, of course, but there also was so much more. From TedX, a seminar about new technologies, to concerts and after-parties at the Loft, the weekend was full of non-stop festival action.
I had never been to a film festival before, let alone watch an independent film. Friday night I attended the screening of ‘Searching for Sonny,’ an Official Selection of the Austin Film Festival in 2011, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it! I was expecting some mediocre production quality and actors, but I was very wrong. The actors were great; some I had even seen before. The plot was captivating, and the script was colorful to say the least. I also felt like I was in a real movie theater! The Lansing Public Media Center was decked out and transformed, complete with a huge screen, popcorn, food, purple lighting and even beer.
I was so proud to be a part of the CCFF this year and have the opportunity to work for such a great event. To be able to see all of your hard work pay off, and to actually be there and see it in action, was a really cool feeling. Working for the Capital City Film Festival and attending it this year were both experiences I don’t know if I ever would have had if I didn’t get involved in Hubbell Connections. I learned a lot and I enjoyed myself all the while — what better job can you ask for?
Did you attend this year’s Capital City Film Festival? If so, what was your favorite activity?