Re: [Frameworks] Tie Film Festival

From: Caryn Cline (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Sep 27 2010 - 09:09:23 PDT

Hello Dominic.

I had the same experience with this festival when I submitted a couple of
years ago, so I have not sent anything since. I've decided not to submit to
festivals that treat me and my work this way, but there seem to be many out
there that do, for one reason or another, and each year as I reach out to
new festivals, I find others that I cross off my list for this reason. I've
started to contact the festival about "the fate of my film" if I don't hear
anything back, and to let them know how discouraging and disheartening it is
to hear nothing from them. It is more discouraging, even, than being
rejected! And, I'm sorry, but in the age of electronic media, when a simple
message can go out to everyone with the push of a button, there is no
excuse. Perhaps if many of us make this same point over and over, things
will change.


On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 11:35 AM, DOMINIC ANGERAME <
email suppressed> wrote:

> I am interested to see if anyone has had the same experience as me in
> regards to
> this film festival. I have had my films shown there many times in the past
> and
> have attended the festival with great excitement and activities. However
> over
> the past three years I have been sending my work for condsideration, paying
> a
> fee, and have never heard back from the Festival. I have neither heard
> confirmation of receipt of matierial, nor a rejection notice. I have
> received
> only the titles of the films that are playing. This is just not a good way
> to
> treat experimental filmmakers. It is almost the same method used by large
> International Festivals, that pretty much want to take your money and never
> hear
> from you again.
> Thanks, sorry for the vent
> Dominic Angerame
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Caryn Cline
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