From: Jorge Lorenzo Flores Garza (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jun 04 2009 - 11:30:28 PDT
Well, I've had really good experiences with Chris May at TIE.Images Festival, Onion City, Berlinale, PDX. Whether in or out, I've been sent notifications.Jorge L.
> Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 19:05:05 +0100
> From: email suppressed
> Subject: Re: festival responses
> To: email suppressed
> Add the LFF and Media City to the list,
> Nicky Hamlyn.
> On 4 Jun 2009, at 17:43, Roger Beebe wrote:
> > We might also start a list of festivals that go out of their way to
> > accommodate odd formats and difficult requests. For example, at the
> > PDX Fest recently, the organizers were able to help me set up three
> > projectors so that I could show my new film in the Invitational.
> > Framework Steve Polta just made the same thing happen in my absence
> > at ATA for their N.E.W. show last week. I've been making a lot of
> > semi-annoying requests lately (often with double system sound with
> > 16mm or super 8 prints), and I've been surprised by how many
> > festivals have been willing to make those things happen. (Most
> > recently, CUFF, the $100 Film Festival in Calgary, ICEFest in Iowa
> > City, and Boston Underground all did this for me.) So as bad as it
> > is to have festivals out there screening work from DVD, there are
> > still more than a few conscientious festivals who are working hard
> > to show these films as they were meant to be seen...
> > 2 cents,
> > Roger
> > On Jun 4, 2009, at 12:31 PM, Adam Hyman wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> I actually think it might be of use to start listing festivals with
> >> such
> >> abhorrent screening practices. It's just wrong to screen from the
> >> preview
> >> DVD.
> >> But mea culpa: One time I had to ask as it was international, and we
> >> couldn't afford the shipping. My request was rejected, as it
> >> should have
> >> been, and we didn't screen the work. I learned my lesson. But the
> >> economics of the situation forced me in that one case. I hope I
> >> will have
> >> the money to afford the shipping to screen it in the future.
> >> Programmers who don't realize the difference between a print (of a
> >> work shot
> >> on film) and VHS or DVD dub of it shouldn't be programmers.
> >> On 6/4/09 8:44 AM, "Anna Biller" <email suppressed> wrote:
> >>> I have had the same experience: not hearing that a film was selected
> >>> and finding out only by looking at the website. Also, yes, they
> >>> often
> >>> will screen from the preview DVD when you applied to screen on
> >>> film. I
> >>> used to bring my own 16mm projector sometimes to screenings when I
> >>> found out they wanted to screen on video; sometimes I've hired my
> >>> own
> >>> projectionist for 35mm in another city when the festival didn't want
> >>> to bother although they had a 35mm projection booth. But of course
> >>> this is ridiculous. Once I applied to a festival and sent them a
> >>> print, and found out they were screening from the preview VHS
> >>> tape. I
> >>> traveled to the festival and asked that they use the print, and they
> >>> (the programmers)! were unaware of the difference between a print
> >>> and
> >>> a tape, so I had to explain it to them and they seemed put out by my
> >>> request. We had to dig around in the office and locate my print,
> >>> they
> >>> dug up an extra projector, and we got a really surly volunteer to
> >>> run
> >>> it. I used to think it was not worth it to screen if I couldn't
> >>> screen
> >>> on film and would withdraw my film if possible if they said they had
> >>> to screen it on DVD, but it increasingly is a losing battle. The
> >>> worst
> >>> thing is that the programmers often don't seem to recognize an
> >>> important difference.
> >>> On Jun 4, 2009, at 1:58 AM, Peter Snowdon wrote:
> >>>> Here's what worries me, tho: roughly half the festivals that have
> >>>> screened a film of mine this year have asked me whether I am happy
> >>>> for them to screen from the preview DVD -- and one or two have even
> >>>> insisted that this is the only thing they can do, even tho they had
> >>>> seemed to offer other screening formats when I applied. Has anyone
> >>>> else noticed this trend?
> >>>> Peter
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