For one thing, the film showcase will run a week earlier than in recent years, to take advantage of the long Columbus Day weekend. Increased attendance, and ticket revenues, became especially important after corporate sponsorship declined last year, said Stuart Match Suna, the festival’s board chairman. “It’s a very tough time,” though corporate interest and sponsorship have picked up recently, he said.
The number of films will remain at around 100 features and shorts, but “there’s a little bit more star wattage than last year,” said David Nugent, the director of programming.
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