It’s not every day here at the College of William and Mary that we’re treated to an event exciting enough to make other schools jealous. But that’s exactly what the William and Mary Global Film Festival, recently staged throughout campus from Feb. 18 to the 21, was. In the event’s third year on campus, the festival focused on film and music, with showings incorporating speakers, nationally renowned musicians and student-produced content. Many played to sold-out crowds.
The festival’s success was well deserved. Its planning, organization and general quality were of an outstanding caliber, setting a standard to which other campus organizations and events might wish to aspire. It is our sincere hope that this event not only returns, but is given the opportunity, and funding, to expand and gain prominence in the years to come. (Extra points if the festival can rebook the Blind Boys of Alabama.)