Hi Barry, let me answer for myself. I entered a fest a while back and had a BLAST, the camaraderie and discussions between all the filmmakers gave me a sense of community that I don't normaly feel as a filmmaker who's a bit compartmentalized in my location.
Lately I have been working on a lot of corporate work, shooting and editing (it's all i do for a living) and it leaves me little time to compete in fests.
Everyone once in a while when I do have a few spare minutes, I drop by DVX user to catch up and also see if there is a fest coming up. usually I have just missed
one, or there's no info on the next one coming up
SOLUTION? How about anyone who;s ever entered into a fest, or who wants to is on a list that gets mailed out a month before a fest starts, so that those of us who do have the time
can start planning at least to have a small opening in our schedules, in case we like the theme of the fest. Hope that helps!
In the end, BIG THANKS to you, DVXuser and all of the wonderful filmmakers on this site!
Thread: Its quiet in the fest forums!
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07-20-2011 03:07 PM
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07-20-2011 05:48 PM
Just to reply that simple economics is also a reason. Food/gas for cast & crew when so many people's wages have been cut or had to change jobs or lost jobs. The economy was different 3-4 years ago. Lot more entries. People were not losing jobs or being displaced from their homes. That's just one factor."Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
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07-23-2011 05:43 AM
Responding just because I've left a message elsewhere asking about the fest.
As an outsider on here, I have difficulty understanding when it's taking place. It's not clear to me what's going on at any given time.
There's old threads in the dvxfest forums which seem redundant and I can't really work out what's current and what's not.
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07-24-2011 01:39 AM
should always be at the top of the page by default and a different color or font for their heading "Title of fest_________ Date______"
I guess I don't visit here often enough to easily figure out which fests are current or upcoming
07-24-2011 03:27 AM
When i visit the forum home page I currently see a banner ad for the hvx bootcamp dvd. Why not put a second oneunderneath with a nice banner and a link to the current active festival.
Include the name of the fest and the running dates.
As I said before, including a line at the bottom of the banner "Check back xx/xx/xx for the next fest announcement" would also nail the returning visitors.
07-26-2011 10:21 AM
Also, I think there's been just a handful of comments in the second round. Activity always drops off to nothing after the first round.
I would extend the length of the first round by a couple of days and end it there. It's just dead now.
Best to keep the momentum going. This just kind of kills it IMHO.
07-27-2011 01:12 PM
Just a thought I had while talking to one of the other dvxers here, but (And I don't know how possible this is) what if the first place entry into the fest was given a free "in" into a large film film fest like Cannes. I should imagine that would bring back quite a number of entrants, and would be good promotion within itself.