Re: [Frameworks] Tie Film Festival

From: Matt Helme (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Sep 27 2010 - 10:17:09 PDT

In the internet age, i wonder if people pay attention to film fests anymore?
P.S. I hope so. Seeing a film on the big screen is much better.

From: Caryn Cline <email suppressed>
To: Experimental Film Discussion List <email suppressed>
Sent: Mon, September 27, 2010 12:09:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Tie Film Festival

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
>from you again.
>Thanks, sorry for the vent
>Dominic Angerame
>FrameWorks mailing list
>email suppressed

Caryn Cline
New York City and Seattle

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