Re: [Frameworks] Tie Film Festival

From: Anna Biller (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Sep 27 2010 - 09:34:41 PDT

I had a situation with TIE a few years ago where they enthusiastically
accepted my film, but then wouldn't answer emails and didn't end up
screening it, or explaining why. Conversely, I've had festivals accept
my work and not tell me it was in, then screened off the screener DVD.
I would only find out accidentally that it screened at all.

It seems to be a growing trend to not notify filmmakers of the status
of their work. I was going through old files recently and found a
bunch of rejection letters I'd saved. I felt excited to see them even
though they were rejection letters, as they were nicely typed on
stationery paper with a letterhead and everything. It seemed so
respectful to get a formal letter in the mail. Sometimes personal
notes would even be scrawled in the margins from the jurors. It all
seemed so human and decent. Gone are those days!

On Sep 27, 2010, at 9:09 AM, Caryn Cline wrote:

> 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.
> Caryn
> 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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