Re: festival responses

From: bryan mckay (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - 06:59:58 PDT

On Jun 3, 2009, at 9:50 AM, Tom B Whiteside wrote:

> The most important thing for filmmakers is to choose your festivals
> carefully, look for the best match for your work.

This is crucial advice. I cannot stress how important this is. A great
number of our rejected films are high-quality narrative works that
completely miss the point of our festival. They might play a more
traditional independent film festival to rave reviews, but if it's not
right for our programming, we have to pass on it.

I should note though that a lot of festival programmers do know each
other and talk (and some program multiple festivals) and if your film
is really great but not right for them, I know a lot of programmers
who pass these films on to other festivals.

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