This year, I volunteered at Washington D.C., International Film Festival and got to meet some of the people involved, as well as see some of the films. My two favorites were Kings of Summer and The Deep.
When Frémaux is not running the Cannes Film Festival, he is directing the Institut Lumière in his hometown of Lyon. We spoke with him on the increasing importance of world film festivals in today's market.
I constantly crave a place where great world cinema plays nearly uninterrupted all day long and a great buffet of international food is served. I ended up finding it all in Abu Dhabi, during the fifth annual Abu Dhabi Film Festival.