What to expect when you’re expecting to get into a film festival
By Kat Candler, Independent FIlmmaker Project
In the spirit of SXSW starting this weekend, I’ve put together a list of things you can expect when taking your short film out into the world.
But let’s start with … Making movies is hard. And you’re gonna get rejected. A lot. And getting rejected repeatedly can kill your soul. I remember a student getting rejected by her second festival. She threw up her arms and said, “I quit!” I looked at her and said, “You gotta be kidding me. Really? Cause if you can’t take this … I don’t know, dude.” You have to have solid-steel thick skin. Or at least be able to fake it.
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