Re: who's entitled?

From: Adam Hyman (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jan 25 2008 - 08:23:04 PST

Except it is a significant fact that, for example, Filmforum doesn't have
money to ship prints internationally. There are all sorts of European (and
Japanese, Mexican, Brazilian, etc. ) filmmakers whom I would like to
feature. But I can't unless a tour and travel is arranged by some other
means or a much longer grant-writing process.

It's excruciating and unfortunate. There is less money available in the USA
(than in some European countries) to help with the screening of experimental
films and travel of filmmakers/artists.
As Filmforum, for one, would like to have the filmmaker present, it simply
reduces the possibility for non-American filmmakers here. Heck, it's even
hard to get US East Coast filmmakers.

Nothing that $5-10,000 wouldn't help fix.

The films themselves of course, translate fine to audiences here. It's the
cost of actually getting them here.

Best regards,

Adam Hyman
Los Angeles Filmforum

On 1/24/08 11:43 PM, "Joost Rekveld" <email suppressed> wrote:

> for me (a european) this hardly makes sense. One of the stronger
> arguments for experimental filmmakers here in Holland to get funding
> for their work is that their work circulates internationally, much
> more than short fiction films for example. Experimental films often
> have no dialogue, and the experimental film community is a much more
> international network.
> (not meant to take part in a discussion on a book i haven't seen)
> On Jan 25, 2008, at 7:30 AM, Chuck Kleinhans wrote:
>> 4. The more substantive point here is surely that experimental
>> film in particular circulates mostly within its own national borders.
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