Re: [Frameworks] Tie Film Festival

From: James Cole (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Sep 28 2010 - 12:06:45 PDT

It's worth pointing out/repeating here that TIE isn't a festival (although
they do HAVE a festival; you don't apply for the festival, specifically). In
the past, I sent something, did not hear back, and was then contacted by
phone around 6 or 7 months later to hear that they wanted to screen my work.

I don't think it's really meaningful to talk about not hearing back from the
festival. When you submit to TIE, you aren't submitting for the specific
festival. You are submitting to the organization, their ongoing tours,
screenings, festivals, and other programs. The submission form makes this
awfully clear:

"**Films are considered for exhibition in various TIE festivals and programs
on an ongoing basis. Therefore, filmmakers are highly encouraged to submit
their package *as soon as possible and as a preview copy is ready to send
out*. Film selection and exhibition programming is currently in process."

As far as I remember, they've always confirmed receipt for my stuff, and
been fairly prompt and diligent in answering emails.

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 2:52 PM, Todd Eacrett <email suppressed> wrote:

> For a festival to solicit submissions, charge entry fees, and not
> send out some kind of notification, acceptance or rejection, is
> really unprofessional. Not to mention just bad manners and bad
> business in the long run.
> We send notifications of receipt (sometimes it takes a while...),
> then acceptance or rejection messages to everyone. We also mail
> program guides and posters to everyone in the festival, and anyone
> else who asks. We're a pretty small festival too.
> That being said, there are always cases where illegible handwriting,
> bounced emails or spam filters can make it difficult and time
> consuming to track people down.
> If anyone on Frameworks hasn't heard back from Antimatter about a
> submission, please contact me. Notifications went out over a month
> ago, and I think we've had confirmations from everyone selected, but
> mistakes do happen.
> Cheers,
> Todd Eacrett
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