Re: Anthology Film Archives and Newfilmmakers Series and Withoutabox

From: Cari Machet (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Aug 26 2006 - 10:12:48 PDT

moral of the 2 stories:
+ always use an external drive
+ always listen to really smart freya
she knows stuff


On 8/26/06, Freya <email suppressed> wrote:
> > i don't get it how is adam swinging you?
> > is it that u don't feel/think it is ok for festivals
> > as well as series
> > to charge a submission fee?
> > that it is double speak to not hold festivals to the
> > same standard?
> Well not just Adam but also the other fellow who was
> suggesting we should all be grateful that we can pay
> someone for the suffering of having to look at our
> work and other things too. Just a few things that have
> been said have been making me consider my viewpoint on
> it all.
> I'm starting to think that maybe I SHOULD be
> idealogically opposed to entry fees. I've never really
> had to think about it because entry fees don't exist
> in my universe because I can't afford them and each
> festival with an entry fee is I guess one less I have
> to send to as well so it saves me on postage as well
> as all the hastle of having to send anything to that
> festival. In fact from that point of view entry fees
> are kind of handy because it makes it all a bit easier
> to cope with. You just send to all the nice festivals
> that don't have any.
> But maybe entry fees for festivals are just wrong, as
> an idea. It seems bad to charge the filmmakers. Then
> again if the filmakers have loads of money and can
> afford to pay entry fees then maybe it is a good means
> of supporting the festivals. OTOH maybe it is not fair
> on the public if they end up going to a festival in
> good faith that ends up just being full of wealthy
> filmmakers doing their thing, or maybe that's okay
> because the people don't have to go to those festivals
> if they don't want to, but then they may not know
> anything else or judge things on that festival.
> I've no idea right now, I have lots of these thoughts
> and more. I guess I'm just being swung in the
> direction of being opposed to fees for filmmakers of
> any kind whatever the event is. However I should
> probably be worrying more about how I'm actually going
> to finish some work for a change.
> Very big aside -- [I just had a hard disk failure
> recently (on the computer in my studio) and while I
> didn't lose any of the songs, I lost samples that were
> key to finishing the album the way I intended. I may
> find another way of finishing it but right now I have
> yet another unfinished album. (I already have about 4)
> This is the way a lot of things are right now.]
> Withoutabox is just wrong tho. It's obviously wrong.
> It always was and I'm sure always will be. It has a
> really bad smell around the whole thing. It's like
> this squat I was at the other weekend and someone was
> looking to see if they could find a sandwich in this
> bin bag that had been dumpstered the previous night
> and I tried to warn them not to go in there and that
> even if they found anything they wouldn't want to eat
> it and that anything good was already in the fridge
> (although in my opinion the stuff in the fridge was
> mostly bad too), but I didn't blurt it all out fast
> enough, or maybe, well you know, often people don't
> listen to silly Freya what does she know? and they got
> a whiff of the smell. The awful, awful horrible stink.
> I felt bad for them as I could tell they felt really
> sick, (someone in the squat had misgidedly suggested I
> look for goodies in there earlier so I knew how it
> felt). It is a very bad smell indeed, however it might
> be useful for dieting.
> Withoutabox is like the smell of bad rotten
> dumpstered, decomposing, deli sandwiches.
> Just my personal opinion of course. ;)
> love
> Freya
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