Meeting great people is always inspiring. It gives an extra boost, especially when they are exactly how you imagined them. That is my feeling when I meet and talk to Ally Derks, the director of IDFA: very down to earth and kind but at the same time you can see a lot of fire and determination in her eyes. I always admire her for doing such a fantastic job with one of the most important documentary festivals of the world.
Our meeting is short but very effective. I tel her about my two ideas for IDFA. and we plan to meet again in Amsterdam. As we in Dutch would say: my day could not be better (mijn dag kan niet meer stuk!)
I am so excited about meeting Ally Derks that I am almost late for my next meeting and as it is not bad enough, I can't find my business card anywhere. The minute after I say goodby and leave the meeting I find them in the place where they should be and why I didn't saw them during our meeting, I wouldn't know. I send het immediately a message and apologize for the messy impression. She found it wonderful, she wrote.
While I’m walking to the next place for the next appointment, I enjoy the view of the sea. and the selfies are coming up too!
Yesterday it was one the warmest days during my stay at Cannes. Today I wear a lighter dress and to my surprise the day appears to be cold. Of course it is still a beautiful day and the sun shines every now and then. I am very much satisfied with my meetings and it doesn't matter it rains or it is sunny, the day is beautiful as long as you are happy. And I am happy, really happy for Dance Iranian Style. I am so proud that my first visit on Cannes must be because of this wonderful film made by the love of so many people. I hope I can make them proud by finding DIS a wonderful home.