Re: festival responses

From: gregg biermann (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - 14:26:59 PDT

It seems that one couldn't even remake Dominic's Hit the Turnpike! these

Caryn Cline wrote:
> Dear Frameworkers,
> I'm submitting my experimental films to festivals again, after a
> hiatus of several years. When I submitted before, in the early 2000s,
> I always received a response from the festival, whether my work was
> accepted or rejected. Now, I find that festivals that reject my work
> rarely contact me at all.
> I wonder why this is the case? I've paid a fee to enter, usually, and
> it seems to me that the very least the programmers, or their interns,
> can do is to send me a form letter letting me know that my work didn't
> make the cut. It would be even better to receive a thoughtful
> response with some feedback about my work. I realize that programmers
> often have a lot of entries to view and judge, but shouldn't a
> response, even a canned response, to each and every filmmaker, be a
> standard of professional courtesy?
> I know that there are curators and programmers on this list. I will
> appreciate hearing their perspectives, as well as those of other
> filmmakers. I would also be interested to hear about festivals that
> do respond to all applicants.
> Thank you,
> Caryn Cline
> New York City
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