From: J. Mabe (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Sep 14 2006 - 14:30:14 PDT
I suppose it's a lot easier for people renting from
distributors within their country. As far as I know,
all I pay is rental and shipping and print inspection.
In the few program possibilities I've put together,
I've noticed more long films and older films, which
are sometimes cheaper. And sometimes just settled for
a really short program if it's something I want to see
badly. Too bad there's no distributors in Sweden.
--- Lundgren <email suppressed> wrote:
> Well, I started to add up the figures renting from
> Let's say I want to see Chinese Series.
> Basic cost £25
> +Non-UK £20
> +Shipping back and forth (not by regular mail). £10?
> +VAT etc. 17.5%
> It adds up to more than £60...
> Well... I'm not loaded, and that's a lot of cash.
> Seems like I'd save money going to the States or
> visiting Lux (if the
> viewing option is available for none-UK recidences).
> There should be some better options... I hope.
> Just for fun, as comparison; Does anyone know what
> the cost for producing a
> print of a 2 min film like that? (I'm refering to
> Björn Lundgren
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "J. Mabe" <email suppressed>
> To: <email suppressed>
> Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 9:33 PM
> Subject: Re: "How to" buy/rent films on 16mm
> > Heya Björn!
> > I sometimes feel similarly isolated in South
> > US. For a long time my exposure to these films
> was a
> > yearly trip to New York to see the Views from the
> > Avant Garde and occasional trips to Anthology Film
> > Archive and NYC's Donnel Media Center (the two
> > greatest places I know of in this world - anything
> > like them in EU?). But at that time, I could
> > find flights for $100-140 bucks and stay in the
> > for $25.
> > But now I have a regular job and a regular
> > so I'm committing about $80-100 a month to renting
> > very short program of films for screenings around
> > town. It's a lot of money, but I hope I can build
> > audience and maybe not bare all the costs after
> > time and work.
> > I don't know how much European distributors charge
> > (have you looked at Light Cone or Six Pack - those
> > LUX are the only ones I know of) - but I can find
> > reasonably priced films in the catalogs of Canyon
> > Filmmaker's Co-op. Again, this might not work for
> > - I don't know anything about European
> > Other options might include proposing screenings
> > local theaters, arts organizations, and
> > While I was a student at the University of South
> > Carolina it was very easy to convince the "film
> > selection committee" that we should show these
> > Again, it was probably a special case, as USC has
> > pretty good screening facilities and regular
> > screenings of 35mm films rented at obscene prices
> > Swank - so my begging (annoying, more like it) for
> > couple hundred to put on a nice series was pretty
> > easy (Thanks Gamecocks football!). And now I'm
> > the local non-profit arts theater in town if
> they'd be
> > interested in showing some cheap screenings that I
> > think I could sell an audience on (Kuchars, Robert
> > Breer), so something might happen there, too.
> > So, that's some things that have worked for me - I
> > don't know your situation, so none of this may be
> > useful - and hopefully others have some bright
> > too. I think there was a thread on Frameworks not
> > long ago asking some similar questions (started by
> > Pablo Marin?). Have a look around. Best of luck.
> > -JB Mabe
> > --- Lundgren <email suppressed> wrote:
> >> So I'm sick of being out of touch, and waiting
> >> this and wanting that and
> >> seeing all those notices about all those
> >> in the US, UK or France.
> >> I want film too. ;)
> >> I've checke out canyon and lux, but it seems I
> >> to be a millionaire to
> >> be able to see a 3 min short. Shipping here
> >> there, special charges
> >> for International order etc.
> >> I figure these figures are intended for
> >> screenings of some kind,
> >> but I sort of wonder if there's any other
> >> possibilities available for me as
> >> a private person.
> >> Perhaps it's possible to buy or rent prints
> >> from filmmakers...?
> >> Help me out, please!
> >> Björn Lundgren
> >> Sweden
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> >> <email suppressed>.
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