Thursday, October 08, 2009

Festivals and more Festivals

I spent a good chunk of my early afternoon processing a bunch more festival entries for Endings. I had hoped to have it completely done by now -- but the sound and music processes are not yet complete, so I'm still sending out the "temp sound mix and some temp music" copies.

Festival entries have gotten easier in the age of Withoutabox (an online service that allows you to fill out ONE entry form and then send it out with payment via credit card to all subscribing festivals). But even with that, it's still a hassle and one of my least favorite parts of the process (PR is my other least favorite part, but I'll tackle that in another post).

There is some degree of satisfaction from just knowing a festival has your package in hand -- something that Withoutabox confirms for you via its Submission Status page:



But really, unless you get asked to screen, nothing else matters. In the wake of my first rejection for Endings, which arrived in my inbox earlier this week, I'm reminded of the emotional roller coaster that the festival circuit is. Here's to trying not to let every reaction to the film control my daily mood...

3 Comments:

Blogger griffey244230@yahoo.com said...

I can't believe its almost done, completely...

And already a rejection, ouch... I see to many of those... just wait for the first acceptance!

10/09/2009 4:10 PM  
Blogger griffey244230@yahoo.com said...

I can't believe its almost done, completely...

And already a rejection, ouch... I see to many of those... just wait for the first acceptance!

10/09/2009 4:10 PM  
Blogger Chris Hansen said...

Have I been saying it's "almost completely done" a lot? I'm sure I sound like a broken record, LOL...

Yeah, I wasn't expecting any rejections that soon -- I thought the earliest would be in Nov or December. But oh well, just trying to focus on getting it done now, and the potential screenings in the future...

10/09/2009 5:33 PM  

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