I've been tracking (and learning from) the film festival "run" of my short documentary film "Hanging Downtown."
Shot in April 2010, completed about two years later, and submitted to film fests starting May 24, 2012, it's had a good run so far. So, where are we? To date:
- five festival acceptances
- five festival rejections
- awaits notification from five fests
The current batting average, then, is 50%, and the total acceptance rate will be at least 33%. (Unless we submit to further fests or receive requests from them.)
Here's the scorecard:
|FILM FESTIVAL||Entry Date||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||Not accepted.|
|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||Screening 15-Apr-13|
|Independent Film Festival of Boston||16-Sep-12||25-Mar-13||Waiting|
|Thin Line Film Fest||27-Sep-12||4-Jan-12||Screening 13-Feb-13|
|Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba Int'l Film Festival||20-Nov-12||8-May-13||Waiting|
What's next? Well, there are three screenings this week:
Thin Line Film FestivalAnd then another in April:
Wednesday, February 13th, 6:00 p.m.
Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival
Saturday, February 16th, Noon
Sunday, February 17th, 5:30 p.m.
Boston International Film Festival
Monday, April 15 2:00 p.m
(tentative schedule, subject to change)
And there's one other surprise ahead. More news on that soon....