Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Film Fest Run - What Have We Learned?

On May 24, 2012, I completed "Hanging Downtown" and started submitting it to film festivals. You can read the background on how and why the film was made here:

Hanging Downtown: Directed by Ted Fisher

Now, eight months later, the film ...
  • has screened at two festivals 
  • is set to screen at two more
  • awaits notification from seven fests
  • was "not accepted" at four events

Let's look at the scorecard:

Notification Result
Coney Island Film Festival 24-May-12
28-Aug-12 Screened 22-Sep-12
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 24-May-12
6-Jan-13 Not accepted.
San Francisco Documentary Festival 26-May-12
25-Sep-12 Screened 10-Nov-12
New Hampshire Film Festival 26-May-12
27-Sep-12 Not accepted.
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival 16-Jun-12
15-Aug-12 Not accepted.
True False Film Festival 16-Aug-12
1-Feb-13 Waiting
Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival 14-Sep-12
15-Jan-13 Screening 16-Feb-13
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival 16-Sep-12
7-Jan-13 Not accepted.
Boston International Film Festival 16-Sep-12
12-Mar-13 Waiting
Independent Film Festival of Boston 16-Sep-12
25-Mar-13 Waiting
Detroit Docs 22-Sep-12

Thin Line Film Fest 27-Sep-12
4-Jan-12 Screening 13-Feb-13
Rooftop Films 4-Nov-12
10-May-13 Waiting
Biografilm Festival 17-Nov-12
30-Apr-13 Waiting
Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba Int'l Film Festival 20-Nov-12
8-May-13 Waiting

Four yes, four no, seven to be decided. A long, slow process. And it's likely a lot will happen in the next four months.

So ... let's revisit this May 24, 2013.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hanging Downtown Trailer

Trailer for "Hanging Downtown" from Ted Fisher on Vimeo.

Here is the trailer for my short documentary "Hanging Downtown."

In February, the film screens at Thin Line Film Festival and at Winnipeg Reel to Real Film Festival.

More about the film here or check out the film's IMDB page.