I haven’t been to a film festival ever but I would love to. Since I now usually watching mostly English language movies with the odd non-English language movie thrown in from time to time, the film festivals would have to be showing the same kind. As for genre of film, I’m open to all genres (yes even chick flicks if they are done well) and I can have favourites in all the genres and I try to watch all the various types. And I don’t mind low budget movies cause I have found a few low budget movies that were made quite well and remain as some of the best movies I have ever seen.
The state capital city Thiruvananthapuram (or Trivandrum) has a good sized yearly International film festival that has become quite prominent in it’s own right. My sister had been to attend the festival a few times and although she doesn’t stay for the entire duration of the festival, she does watch a few movies over a couple of days or so. She always has fond memories of each visit with either friends or her husband. She invited me one year as well but I didn’t want to go all the way to Trivandrum for just a film festival. Two years ago there was a Russian film festival here in the city and although I made plans to go for it I couldn’t as it was during a busy weekend for me.
I would like to go for a film festival but nothing has appealed that much to me that I need to drop everything else and go for it no matter what. But I hope one comes and I will attend it, fingers crossed.