From: Bart Weiss (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Feb 20 2011 - 10:10:24 PST
well on one hand the current situation on festivals is ...
that lots of people have very strong opinions about film festivals.
There have been lots of really great points,
Thanks to David for mentioning that yes indeed I do watch all the entries
some 2 or 3 times. (why did I like or not like that)
I just have been on too many preselection committees where people had no biz being there, I know if I had a preselection process i would take the work home anyway.
I actually prefer to watch work on line
it's a pain to check in and keep track of discs and they take up lots of space (but much less than the vhs or 3/4 inch tapes of yesteryear)
and I get lots of bad dvds which means I don;t get to see it until later.
if the work is compressed well it can look great and on vimoe you can have a password protected files to download
as for rejections there have been many times when a title is not right for me but I suggest it to other programmers.
remember that all of us who run festivals do it because we love the work and want to bring it to as many people as possible.
we are often stressed because we are underfunded and have high expectations.
and by the way our festival will be in sept
hope to see you all in dallas
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