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:
|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||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|
|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|
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.