Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Adding to the Festival Entry List

Scratching of Gen Art, Crossroads, and Houston Worldfest.

You know, in all honesty, I expected rejection -- it's a quirky film -- but not this MUCH rejection.

The lone acceptance, as of now: COSMOS International

  • Number of festivals entered: 42
  • Number of festivals who have rejected the film: 20
  • Number of festivals who have accepted the film: 1
  • Number of rejecting-fests who never bothered to tell me we were rejected (i.e., I found out only by NOT getting contacted when others were hearing they were in): 4

    List of fests:

    Sundance
    Slamdance
    Cinequest
    **
    SXSW
    San Francisco Indie Fest
    Syracuse International Film Festival
    DC Indie Fest
    Durango Independent Film Festival
    Beverly Hills Fine Arts Industry Showcase

    Tribeca
    US Comedy Arts (HBO)
    Florida Film Fest
    Crossroads (Jackson, MS)
    Gen Art (NY)
    Ann Arbor Film Festival
    NY Underground Film Festival

    Atlanta Film Festival
    Houston Worldfest
    Los Angeles Film Festival
    Seattle International Film Festival
    MethodFest
    Palm Beach International Film Festival
    New Directors/New Films (NY MoMA)
    Staten Island Film Festival
    Brooklyn Underground Film Festival
    FilmFest DC
    Cannes
    Boston Independent
    Dances With Films
    DIY Film Festival
    Santa Cruz Film Festival
    Seattle True Independent Film Festival
    Cosmos Film and Video Festival
    deadCenter
    Brooklyn Independent Screening Series
    Festival Comedia (Toronto)
    USA Film Festival
    South Regional Indie Gathering Film Festival
    Chicago Underground Film Festival
    Trenton Film Festival
    Jacksonville Film Festival
    VisionFest

    **Cinequest did reject the film from the main fest, but they extended an invitation to their online festival. I politely declined, after thinking on it for a while, because I didn't want the film to premiere online. Since it's a feature, I didn't think it would be a great way to start off a festival run, and I was concerned about how it might affect distribution deals in the future.

    I'll update this post as new results come in and as I enter new fests.

  • 2 Comments:

    At 10:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    And he never updated again. The. End.

     
    At 3:09 PM, Blogger TerminalMFA said...

    Actually, I am still here. Just got tired of updating only rejections. The film has gotten into a couple more minor fests, but overall, there's just been no major positive news.

    Consider me on a blogging break, I guess.

     

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