Copyediting the program for the second annual CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival (CIWFF) was a unique pleasure because I got a sneak peek at the films and directors who would be coming to this wonderful event in Bellingham, Wash. When I saw Edie Falco on the cover, I knew we’d be in for some special films directed by women. And the lineup did not disappoint! The four-day festival was packed with films — long and short — as well as panel discussions, meet-and-greets, a script studio, and a special Q&A with Cheryl Boone Isaacs, past-president of The Academy — THE Academy; the Oscars! She was lovely. All of the directors and special guests who came to our little town woke it right up. Many of the films were sold out and all of the talks were lively and engaging. Silly, I know, to be so starstruck, but I am always excited to be part of this event. Even copyeditors get to hob-nob once in awhile. (More about CASCADIA is here: www.cascadiafilmfest.org) Don’t miss next year’s festival!