Over the weekend I received the letter below from the folks at the Sidewalk Film Festival about my bodybuilding documentary. I just wanted to give a shout out to Kyle and Rachel; two people who actually took the time to acknowledge my hard work with a simple handwritten note. This is rare in the cold rejection world of film festivals. This year I've received many rejection letters from film festivals and in one very shameful example a San Francisco based film festival didn't bother to contact me at all, nor updating the film's withoutabox submission status. Now I know why Alison Bagnall (writer of Buffalo 66) endorsed this festival. I met Alison at the Bend Film Festival many years ago and she seemed like a nice person, so that's what lead me to submit my film to a not so obvious film destination like Birmingham Alabama. She was right.
HOW WE DID IT: Doc Style
2 years ago