From: field (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Mar 10 2006 - 11:46:45 PST
I have a question, we are thinking about this since a few years and at
the moment the main problem is the money
what kind of experience do you have with entering festival online
(obviously entering data and facts online , then sending the tapes with mail)
if it works it saves a lot of working time for the festival
but the only offers we got, where kind of expensive, the other problem is that
the system has to match the existing database (in our case filemaker)
"ever tried to look through 1500 works in a economical efficient way?
>"Dismissing all festivals as the same is like saying all museums are
>I'm glad you compared Museums to film festivals. lets frame it
>another way. Museums are there to support the work of art and
>artists don't have to pay the musems in order to have their work
>In film, the filmmakers & videomakers are ask to financially support
>the festivals, and the festivals only screen a tiny amount of work
>that is submitted. Further, an individual filmmaker has no way of
>knowing if their work will be looked at, let alone by a qualified
>judge, or that they will be contacted by the festival regarding the
>acceptance or rejection of their submission.
>The festivals do a lot of whining about how much it costs to run
>these things, but a promotor / manager / fund raiser worth their
>salt should be perfectly able to cover their costs in other ways and
>run an economicly efficient event. If they can't they should stand
>down and let a better fundraiser / manager take their place.
>Festivals rely on filmmaker fees because its easy money which is far
>more appealing than in taking a good look at the level of comunity
>support for their events. If enough financial resources can not be
>gleaned from the comunity in which the festical takes place then
>that fesstival should probably be allowed to die.
>Film festivals are not a necessity, there are probably far too many
>festivals in the US as it is, and only a tiny number of festivals
>are able to provide any real benefits to the fimmakers. If we
>filmmakers were more selective in our applications we might play a
>positive role in killing off the many worthless festivals out there.
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.