Every year, our volunteer filmmaker liaisons, Kayla Skidmore and Wendy Chute, work enthusiastically to ensure the filmmakers have the best possible stay during their time at the Windrider Film Forum.
Windrider Bay Area Volunteers Kayla Skidmore and Wendy Chute
As part of the Windrider Hospitality experience, Kayla and Wendy prepare swag bags for the filmmakers, arrange for pickup at the airport and transportation to their host family’s home, who are asked to pamper them for three days. They then take them back and forth to The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, to the closing party, and back to the airport when their stay is over. In addition, they have taken filmmakers on field trips to see attractions in San Francisco, eat lunch at Apple Computer, take a tour of Stanford University and attend a Golden State Warriors game. They have even arranged for translators and connected them with local running groups for a jog!
With the decision to take the Film Forum to a virtual format this year due to COVID-19, Kayla and Wendy wanted to extend our Windrider Hospitality from afar as best they could. So, they came up with the great idea of having meals delivered to the filmmakers this year.
Kayla and Wendy at the 2019 Windrider Bay Area
Screening of “Q-Ball”
We are so grateful for Kayla and Wendy’s creativity and support in continuing the Windrider Hospitality experience this year.
Please enjoy this short video to learn more about our typical Windrider Hospitality.
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