Re: Anthology Film Archives and Newfilmmakers Series and Withoutabox

From: Freya (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Aug 26 2006 - 11:24:00 PDT

> On Aug 26, 2006, at 6:23 AM, Freya wrote:
> >
> > I have to say that Adam and a couple of other
> people
> > are really starting to swing me on this issue.
> I want to note I am not arguing for submission fees.
> I was only
> arguing that they were not out of the ordinary, even
> at screenings

I didn't say that you were, just that the things you
were pointing out and saying were starting to swing me
on the issue.

Thanks for filling us in further on the without a box
issue. They really do word things to be as misleading
a s they can get away with don't they?

> and that jumping on one venue for charging them
> doesn't address the
> issue. I think it is an issue worth addressing, just
> not by attacking
> a single venue.

Are you sure you havn't seen comments made for other
listings too. It's probably just that when comments
have been posted before the original poster has just
ignored them.

> Critically, I would separate the functionality of
> WAB from the
> financial structure. WABs functionality is fantastic
> and, as you
> point out, very convenient for the artist. Beyond
> labor and perhaps
> patent issues, a non-profit system like WAB could be
> created as an
> interface between artists and venues (not even
> limited to film/video).

I think there are nasty problems and dangers with the
functionality of wab too. It also seems somewhat
pointless in a non entry fee world. A standardised
submission form could be agreed upon without the need
for anything more than a place to download it from.
You are going to have to post your work anyway, at
least for the forseeable future, so you might as well
just download the form and send it out.

Actually, I think I might create one and put it up
somewhere. :)



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