From: bryan mckay (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jan 17 2009 - 07:38:27 PST
Exploiting artists by asking for submission fees? Almost 50% of our
festival's operating budget is coming from submission fees this year,
because the economy is tight and sponsorships are limited. It would be
nice not to have to charge submission fees, but unfortunately we need
to rent theatres to show our films in, and we can't afford those
theatres without raising the money to cover the operating costs. This
is probably more expensive than you realize. Not to mention the fact
that we pay for travel and hotel accommodations for invited filmmakers
and we host parties throughout the festival. It's an expensive
endeavor, and one that -- especially this year -- cannot always be
financed by outside sponsorships.
On Jan 17, 2009, at 1:06 AM, jaime cleeland wrote:
> I think the Film Festivals generally look like a racket business
> exploiting artists by asking them for submission fees.
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.