From: Roger Beebe (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Sep 09 2006 - 10:21:43 PDT
It is great what Media City is and can do, but let's not forget that
they've got the deep pockets of the Canadian government to make this
possible. For those of us struggling to run festivals stateside,
it's really not as simple as waving a magic wand & doing away with
entry fees. (My fest, FLEX, only charges $10, and is free for alums
& foreign entries.) As has been pointed out here before, none of us
are doing this in order to fleece the filmmakers. Most of us are
filmmakers. And most of us hate entry fees as much as you do. But
in the absence of generous government and/or institutional subsidies,
they may be necessary.
On Sep 9, 2006, at 4:06 AM, 40 Frames wrote:
>> CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
>> MEDIA CITY, INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL FILM & VIDEO ART
>> WINDSOR, ONTARIO, CANADA
>> Media City is seeking submissions for its thirteenth edition,
>> February 13-17, 2007
>> Entry deadline: November 24, 2006
>> Absolutely no entry fees!
> Brilliant! Perhaps others should take cues....no entry fees.
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