Re: Experiments in Cinema V5.1 still seeking submissions

From: Allen Riley (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Nov 30 2009 - 13:55:12 PST

I often wonder this myself. Do festival committees really reject
submissions over things like this? If yes, is "something exploitative
and sleazy" going on, or do they do it in the name of "narrowing" the
entry pool? If they do it in the name of narrowing the entry pool,
isn't that exploitative and sleazy? Why aren't festivals responsive
to technical questions about their selections process like Myron's?

Allen Riley

On Nov 30, 2009, at 3:51 PM, Myron Ort wrote:

> I downloaded the entry form and printed it out. I had two films to
> submit. The entry forms specify (MUST BE TYPED). This is not
> convenient and I do not even know how I would do that. So I started
> to print very neatly, then I reconsidered, what if these guys are
> jerks and will keep my money and my submission dvds and disregard
> my entry because I didn't put this form in a typewriter and hand
> printed instead. Generally I get a feeling from most "film
> festivals" that something exploitative and sleezy is going on
> anyway. So I am just going to forget about it.
> Later,
> Myron Ort
> On Nov 23, 2009, at 10:53 PM, Bryan Konefsky wrote:
>> Hi all - our submission deadline is quickly approaching - See below
>> - our postmark deadline is December 10-ish... let us know if you
>> might need a few extra days for submissions and with a hefty bribe
>> (kidding) I'm sure we can accomodate!
>> all the best,
>> bryan konefsky
>> festival director
>> Experiments in Cinema V5.1 (a Basement Films production in
>> collaboration with UNM’s Department of Cinematic Arts) is currently
>> seeking submissions for our 5th annual celebration of
>> international, cinematic experimentation. This year’s festival will
>> take place in Albuquerque April 15-18, 2010. We encourage all
>> moving image artists creating unembedded, undependent, underground,
>> experimental, personal, and wildly imaginative media to submit to
>> our festival (postmark deadline for submissions is December 10,
>> 2009… though if materials are dated a day or two later we will
>> happily accept your work for consideration!!). See
>> and click in Experiments in Cinema V5.1 for details.
>> Contact festival director Bryan Konefsky at bryank (at) for
>> more information.
>> __________________________________________________________________
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