In this instant-gratification-60-character-status-update age, it may seem a little odd to be writing up my reflections on a film festival which ended three weeks ago. But it has taken me that long to collect my thoughts and impressions of the 2009 SilverDocs Documentary Film Festival. And, although I have attended the festival every year since it began in 2003, this year was a bit different. For it was the first year where I would be attending as someone with a foot fully in the documentary world, not as a sideline project. It might seem like attending this year as the full-time Executive Director of Docs In Progress would create a different set of expectations for me. But in reality, I had few expectations. Mostly because I had so little time to create them.