Not only did I get to attend the film festival but I volunteered for it. I worked as part of the site crew so I went around setting up panels and getting to sit in on some of them too. I like volunteering for events like this because I get to go for free while getting a different perspective of the experience. The film festival happened to fall on Halloween day and I ended up volunteering for another shift that night for the Austin Film Festival's Halloween party which was awesome. They shut down the Long Center and held a party on the second floor. It turns out my friend and old teacher Leila was hired as a performer for the night and I also ran into my friend Bri which was really cool.