Re: festival responses

From: Jorge Lorenzo Flores Garza (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - 16:02:24 PDT


Oh, that film by Angerame sounds so interesting. I would certainly like to see it!!!

Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 17:26:59 -0400
From: email suppressed
Subject: Re: festival responses
To: email suppressed

  

Caryn,

It seems that one couldn't even remake Dominic's Hit the Turnpike!
these days. http://www.cinemod.net/films/HitTheTurn.html

G

Caryn Cline wrote:
Dear Frameworkers,

  

Iím 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? Iíve 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 didnít
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 shouldnít 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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