There's another school break in February and the next anime festival is scheduled for an afternoon during that week off. Hopefully, the PR will be better next time and more of an audience will show up.
My first two festivals drew between 10-15 kids each.
I do like to show some variety as there's certainly a lot of it out there. So I just tap into my collection and pull some random episodic stuff.
I'd love to show a Miyazaki movie sometime but my library director says there's some issues in showing movies in a public place like a library. Miyazaki material airs on TV once in a great while but I doubt very many of these kids have seen any Miyazaki movies. I DO get a couple girls who claim to have seen "everything" but I imagine most of these kids probably see anime on Adult Swim and that's about it.
There IS a license we can buy to air live-action movies at the library but that expired a couple years ago and we haven't renewed it.
All the anime I've shown is from my own collection, which means I've already paid for it. The program is absolutely free. I don't publicly advertise what I'm showing the kids because I usually choose stuff the night before. Nothing is being illegally copied or sold. No one has raised a fuss about the previous two festivals.
Anyway, I'll keep working on the boss and see if I can get permission to show an anime movie next time. While the episodic material is good, getting to see a full blown anime movie is even better.
Hey, maybe I'll show AKIRA!
Dennis...likes to yell "TETSUOOOOOOOOOO!" for no real reason.
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Michelle...Read or Dream