Sunday, February 10, 2013

Update: The Film Fest Run

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:

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
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

What's next? Well, there are three screenings this week:
Thin Line Film Festival
Wednesday, February 13th, 6:00 p.m.

Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival
Saturday, February 16th, Noon
Sunday, February 17th, 5:30 p.m.

And then another in April:
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....

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