Sean Farnel addresses the many ironies and inequities of the contemporary film festival business and how to deal with them.
If you’re an independent documentary filmmaker who has sent an unsolicited submission to a film festival, and you’ve actually been selected to present your work at said festival, well, first: mazel tov! You’ve defied the odds. You’re in the ten percent. Or, more like five. Or less. You’re also probably broke. Still, lucky you.