Re: Entry Fee Rereredux

From: jarrod whaley. (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 09 2006 - 20:19:32 PST

Yes, film festivals can be expensive to put on. So can music festivals,
but musicians don't pay to play. Like Xander says.

That point aside: my grocery and electric bills are also expensive...
and I make "experimental" art, which means I ain't exactly a
millionaire. Which means I don't have enough money to go around dropping
$50 for the privilege of having someone I'll never meet watch (and/or
possibly ignore) my work.

If film festivals have no better funding avenues than the exploitation
of those whom they purport to serve, then allow me to apologize if I
offend you by saying I think that something is terribly amiss.

-->jarrod whaley.
filmmaker. videographer.
web designer. educator.

Jason Halprin wrote:
> Though I'm not surprised to see this pop up on Frameworks once again,
> and don't wish to see if persist for long, where do you think your
> entry fees go? Venues don't rent themselves, prints (and tapes) don't
> mysteriously teleport from filmmaker to projectionist, and programs
> don't always come from stolen paper.
> I have never known a festival director who is well paid for what they
> do, and I've known many more that are entirely unpaid.
> A festival takes money to run, and if you don't want to pay an entry
> fee to a particular festival, then you have made a valid choice to not
> have your work screened there.
> -Jason Halprin

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