Re: festival responses

From: Chris Kennedy (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jun 12 2009 - 10:53:21 PDT

On 6/12/09 1:07 PM, "FRAMEWORKS automatic digest system"
<email suppressed> wrote:

> Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 02:20:01 -0400
> From: S B <email suppressed>
> Subject: Re: festival responses
>> I know that the curator side of me has been privy to some pretty scorching
>> emails,
> a sour newspaper article and one particularly brutal phone call, but some
> complaints and frustrations are legitimate.
> Are you saying that the frustration should allow for a scorching simply
> because of an exchange involving a gatekeeper with power? I understand it's
> emotional terrain, absolutely, but not one in which angry venomous missives
> are deemed acceptable and a part of the process.

No, I'm not saying that. Complaints and frustrations are legitimate (as you
recognize with Images' surveymonkey), but should be applied with a level of
grace, which, you're right, is hard to do. Obviously, the extremes that you
highlight are completely uncalled for.

As for feedback, Caryn's initial post mused about the possibility of
building that into the response system, particularly when you're spending
$35 a submission. I find that infrastructurally daunting and probably
inappropriate to the relationship of festival and filmmaker, but I have NO
problem with feedback on a casual level when requested.

Anyway, not to belabour the point.

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