I am a very first time film maker from New Jersey and just lately finished my very first short film. They all pushed me to submit my film to some film festivals and wanted me to submit to some local film festivals as well. During the submission method I noticed that there was a film festival in Atlantic City that catered only to short films. It also was featuring a lot of retrospective film of some directors I wanted to meet. They also had a fantastic panel of judges who I was also familiar with and would enjoy to have them view my function.
After about a two month method of calling all the festivals I started receiving my acceptance letters to each and every 1 of the festivals but the Atlantic City short film festival. All of my friends in the market advised me that most initial time filmmakers do not get accepted to any festivals let alone 4 out of 5. With that becoming stated I felt fairly great about what had recently taken spot with all my acceptance letters and I was ready to move on. Then it finally came I was driving house from my day job and I received a call from Steve Stanulis 1 of the Co founders of the festival and he let me know personally that I was not only accepted but how significantly he loved the film.
All the others just sent me a letter and here he is Steve Stanulis, a properly respected actor and producer in the enterprise telling me how very much he loved my function. He also let me know that there were more than a thousand submissions and they only accepted twenty five films. When we arrived at the festival we ran into Tracy James the other Cofounder of the festival and he introduced himself and congratulated me on the project as properly once again nothing but class. A couple of of the actors in my film recognized Tracy James from a lot of the high profile work he has performed in the acting and modeling world. It was almost like speaking to Tom Cruize but Tracy was taller.
He told me what a good honor it was to be selected to this festival and I need to be proud of my achievement as a 1st time filmmaker. My film was picked to play on day two of the festival and when it finally screened the location was packed. What a fantastic honor to have all of the industry’s top people today not only view my film but give me great feedback on my perform as nicely. So I wanted to just thank the guys Steve Stanulis and Tracy James for throwing a top notch festival and giving me a night I will never forget. I did not win the Atlantic City film festival but the contacts and feedback I had received were a lot far more useful. My subsequent project is going to be a characteristic film and I just received word that the Atlantic City brief film festival has now grow to be the Atlantic City international festival and without a doubt will be submitting my next film there in 2011.
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