Thursday, February 10, 2011

Is Swansea Film Festival the worst festival ever?

We all know the excitement of traveling to see your hard made film shown to an audience in a festival. Imagine traveling 6000miles to be told by the 'organiser' that it is up to the filmmaker to find the audience.

So once you do find people, the organiser then changes the time and venue. Then holds a big dinner for the corporate people who didn't attend any of the film showings. Film makers were excluded unless they had £50 per head.

A couple from the USA made a brilliant video diary of their chaotic treatment at the Swansea Film Festival 2010.

I know the festival as I 'won' a prize in the festival in its first year. Our prize was a tin can sprayed gold. Watch their film here
http://swanseatelly.org/video/60/looking-for-an-audience-swanse

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