Friday, November 9, 2007
The fall out began last week when the festival announced the oil company as a presenting sponsor. The announcement caused a major stir, especially from Martin O'Brien whose film "Justica Now" was premiering at the event. The director appealed to the board of the festival to return all funds and sever ties. The festival had committed to dropping the sponsor but apparently had kept a significant portion of the funds. The festival has yet to respond to the PR disaster.