The sky is blue, the sun is out and we're ready to kick off this year's festival! We're very excited about all of the great films and events that are going to be taking place throughout the weekend, and we're hoping that even if you aren't attending you'll keep an eye on what we're up to. We'll be blogging throughout the weekend, with fun photos and quotes from the festival, all to get you inspired about the issues that our films and events are covering. We're hoping that's it's a weekend full of everything that our mission statement stands for: educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining. Remember that if you aren't attending, you can still take part in those conversations. We'll be taking questions via our Twitter and Facebook pages to pass along to some of our many filmmakers, so if you've got a burning one, give us a shout out. Now we're off to get this festival ball rolling. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!