From: Chris Kennedy (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Sep 22 2007 - 10:40:12 PDT
I think there's generally a few reasons for that. The more practical one
is that a lot of these festivals have no or low entry fees and limiting it
to the past two years is an arbitrary way to control some of the deluge of
entries. The second is that these fests are often competitive, so that
having a two year window is a (again, arbitrary) focus for the
That said, I'm sure most festivals are flexible and welcome "older" work
if you contact them. They usually have sidebars out of competition or feel
open to throwing in an "older" work if it suits.
> Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 17:37:02 -0700
> From: DOMINIC ANGERAME <email suppressed>
> Subject: Re: MEDIA CITY 2008
> A general question and observation. Why is it that
> most International film festivals, including just
> about all experimental film festivals have a two year
> limitation of when a film was released as part of
> their regulations. This some how does not seem fair
> since in reality a filmmaker cannot enter every film
> festival within this time limitation. It would seem
> that a true experimental film festival would have no
> time of release limit....what does it matter if a film
> is three years old and no one has had the chance to
> see it.....
> I can understand this with commercial film festivals
> where they only want new releases however why should
> the alternative film festivals follow such a
> ridiculous regulation....
> Dominic Angerame
> --- Brook Hinton <email suppressed> wrote:
>> I figured that's what you meant, just making a
>> little joke.
>> On 9/19/07, Artcite / Media City
>> <email suppressed> wrote:
>> > Hi Brook & frameworkers,
>> > Perhaps the listserve is not recognizing the
>> > It reads alright on our end.
>> > To clarify, MEDIA CITY 14 festival dates: March 4
>> to 8, 2008
>> > Thanks,
>> > MEDIA CITY staff
>> > March 48 may prove difficult for some with
>> "old-school" calendars.
>> > b
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