Well, I suppose I have a two-part answer for you:
First-off, I apologize. The festival is basically completely organized
by just two people with full-time jobs and we haven't in the past been
able to respond to everyone who submitted. We're working on changing
that this year, and will be sending out an email to everyone who's
submission we receive, regardless of whether they get in to the
As for the tape, we aren't able to return submission materials to
filmmakers who send them in. We have absolutely no budget for the
festival, as the festival is free to submit to, and any fees for
screenings have gone entirely to cover the cost of the screening
venue. Due to this, we simply cannot afford the postage (not to
mention the time involved) to send submission materials back to
filmmakers. I'll make a note of this on our entry form going forward.
Additionally, we're only accepting submissionms on NTSC DVDs this
This festival was started three years ago by a couple of guys who had
no experience running a festival. This whole thing is a big learning
experience for us, and I hope you'll bear with us.
Again, thanks for submitting and I'm sorry if you feel slighted in any way
On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM, mike rice <bacnhe...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I submitted to the base media fest last year and heard no response, and
> never got my DV tape back? Why should I expect anything different this time?
> Did the festival even happen?
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 3:15 PM, lj frezza <ljfre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey there, folks. The BASEMENT media festival is officially issuing to
>> you, the fine people of FrameWorks, this call for submissions.
>> The BASEMENT media fest is a low-fidelity film and video festival,
>> that focuses on shorts of a non-narrative nature. We accept
>> submissions of all formats, from hi-8 to 16mm to DV, as long as the
>> work focuses on the mediated aspect of motion picture recording.
>> In a world filled with 2K Cameras and IMAX, we celebrate the low-res
>> and the low-tech.
>> For more information on BASEMENT, including our past programs, visit
>> our website: http://basementmediafest.com.
>> And here's a link to our submission form, just in case you're
>> interested in that sort of thing:
>> It's free to submit, and the DEADLINE is JULY 29th. Screening will
>> occur in late 2012 - more info to come.
>> Thanks folks,
>> ljfre...@gmail.com / 904.762.8300
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