If you’re like the rest of America you are feeling the stress of the Coronavirus threat and changes it will bring to the world. Restaurants, movie theaters, places of gathering and the event industry. I am sure you have gotten your feel of rules and how to deal with this new norm. That’s why I’m not going to send you a link to the CDC or tips on how to wash your hands. Instead, let’s talk about the real issue – the world has changed. The first thing we need to do is define what we are facing. We aren’t simply facing a new virus, we believe that what we are truly facing is fear. We (many of us) have been facing fear as a way to life and survival. Our strength comes when we face it together and help one another. For this years virtual film festival, we want you to know that we are in your corner. We believe that festivals will not only survive, but thrive in these difficult times. The new norm may shock you! Let's not be contained but sustained!