Film Festival Letters

So I have applied to a lot of film festivals with my latest film Trampoline. I think about 20 or so. Usually they cost around $50. So I am out about $950 as I have gotten into one so far. Most of the time you get a standard rejection letter, little or no personalization, maybe they type in your name. Well yesterday was  a bit different, I received my first personalized rejection letter from the TRUE/FALSE fest. Here it is, 

Hi Mark,

This note is to let you know that, despite our appreciation of Trampoline, we could not find a place for your film at this year's fest. We want to thank you deeply for sharing the film with us; having multiple filmmakers on staff, we know that post-production can be a strenuous time and that getting a film seen is a long road. We loved your look at the struggles faced by your film's family, you tell their story quite well and with great sympathy.

Please keep in mind that this is not in any way a reflection on the quality of your film: we are only able to program 6% of the films that we see in a given year, so of course we have many that we'd love to play but are simply not able to. Thanks again for sharing your work, and we hope to see more out of you in the future. All the best,

David Friesen

Submissions Director,

So nice to see that he actually said a few sentences in this letter THAT APPLIED TO MY FILM. I actually feel like they may have watched it. Well, that is my rant for today. Thanks TRUE FALSE I actually want to visit this festival because of your response. 

Take care. 



Mark appears on San Francisco TV.

During 2010 SFDOCFEST I appeared on the KRON Sunday morning show with the festival director to promote my new doc Trampoline.


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