From: Chris Kennedy (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Feb 16 2011 - 10:56:52 PST
Before we get carried away, Deco's anecdote is describing neither Ann Arbor
or Images Festival. Those two festivals are still worth submitting to.
And, I would add, that I've been happily shown at a festival curated
entirely by undergrads... Milwaukee Underground.
-- Toronto/Charlottesville On 2/16/11 1:44 PM, "email suppressed" <email suppressed> wrote: > Message: 1 > Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:09:15 -0800 > From: charles chadwick <email suppressed> > Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Current situation with Film Festivals > To: Experimental Film Discussion List <email suppressed> > Message-ID: > <email suppressed> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252" > > I also identify with Dominic's sentiments. But also I'd have to say that, > for me, festivals are good not only because they bring your work into the > theater, but also because they give you access to the kind of audience that > you want to bring your work to. Youtube is great, don't get me wrong, but it > just kind of gets put out there in the muck with millions of other videos, > most of which are of extremely low quality, so it's more difficult for your > work to be seen in a sense. Half of the time I'll do a search for my film on > youtube by title, and it won't even come up, just a bunch of other videos > that relate to its keywords. Curation allows for a higher level of quality, > and a program that is more focused in terms of theme. Also, I have submitted > to both Images and Ann Arbor three or four times now, over the last ten > years or so, and have never gotten anything in. It's gotten to a point of > absurdity that I'm not going to bother doing it anymore. Maybe images, since > it's free, but Ann Arbor at over $30 a pop? Sorry, not worth it. Especially > if some 22 year old intern is previewing my film. If I pay, I expect a > higher level of consideration than that. I'm going to focus on second tier > and third tier fests from now on most likely. At least with them you get > what you pay for. > > -charles > > On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 9:47 AM, Seth Fragomen <email suppressed> wrote: > >> I agree with Dominic. I think we need community and micro cinemas more than >> ever. It's more or less up to us. >> >> >> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Bryan McKay <email suppressed>wrote: >> >>> Because watching a film in the theatre still beats watching one on your >>> computer screen? Because YouTube still can't manage to screen 35mm or 16mm? >>> Because you want to support your local arts community? Because the sort of >>> curation that goes on at festival screenings can elaborate heretofore unseen >>> thematic or aesthetic links between disparate works? Because you might >>> actually get a chance to meet and chat with the filmmaker whose work you've >>> just enjoyed? Because having a shared experience in a dark room with a bunch >>> of other people can be a profoundly moving experience? >>> >>> >>> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 12:22 PM, Matt Helme <email suppressed>wrote: >>> >>>> When you can put your work on-line and have it seen worldwide, why bother >>>> with festivals? >>>> Matt >>>> >>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff-94PXtixo >>>> >>>> >>>> ------------------------------ >>>> *From:* D Dawson <email suppressed> >>>> *To:* Experimental Film Discussion List <email suppressed> >>>> *Sent:* Wed, February 16, 2011 12:11:52 PM >>>> *Subject:* Re: [Frameworks] Current situation with Film Festivals >>>> >>>> I agree with Dominic, I have heard horror stories about festivals >>>> sending home 150 tapes each to 5 individual undergrads telling them to >>>> choose 20 that ?he/she likes? no mention of the criteria of evaluation or >>>> the fact that a single person?s judgment might throw off the whole process. >>>> I mean realistically how else are you going to get through 1000-2000 >>>> films right? >>>> >>>> Deco >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> _______________________________________________ FrameWorks mailing list email suppressed http://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listinfo/frameworks