Re: Entry Fee Rereredux

From: owen (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 09 2006 - 20:47:22 PST

This has been discussed many times. I think that means it matters. I
think it is a lot to ask struggling experimental filmmakers to pay
anything more than
shipping and handling fees, maybe a few bucks for the time it takes
to enter in their data and keep track of their entries. I think the
rest should come from
ticket sales. Can't sell enough tickets to cover the cost, then maybe
don't put on a show. Or take a loss. Or try for a grant. Want the
artists to fund the show?
Then play everything that is entered. It's experimental film. Make a
co-op, have members and dues, everybody plays. Hmmm.

On Mar 9, 2006, at 11:19 PM, jarrod whaley. wrote:

> 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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