New look: Film Fest gets Bogdanovich, logo
When the Virginia Film Festival got new director Jody Kielbasa last year, it was inevitable the 22-year-old film festival would see some change.
For the 23rd film fest, which runs November 4-7, Kielbasa unveiled a new logo August 16 and announced that acclaimed director Peter Bogdanovich will be the 2010 Film Fellow.
Bogdanovich made some of the quintessential movies of the '70s, including The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon and What's Up, Doc? Also a film critic and historian, he's written 12 books on film.
The new logo is "an homage to the Blue Ridge Mountains," says Kielbasa, as well as making no doubt this film festival is in Virginia and a "destination festival."
Other changes festival fans can expect this year: no more themes, such as last year's "Funny Business," and fewer classic movies.