I'm rather ecstatic to announce that my latest essay film, Kulturpark, has been selected to screen at the 2014 Chicago Underground Film Festival this April.
The process of submitting work to film festivals is never easy. It's expensive, time-consuming, and often ends in disappointment; I was told all throughout my time at art school that if you're lucky, you'll get into one out of every fifty festivals you apply for. That's a lot of money, time, and sweat just to hear that you didn't make the cut.
I submitted Kulturpark to CUFF on a whim. I didn't apply to any others because I was low on cash and needed to eat that week. I paid the fee, sent the film their way, and went on with my life. One midnight, months later, I was about to fall asleep when I received an email with the title of my film in the header. I braced myself to hear "Thank you for your submission. Unfortunately..."
The very first word was "Congratulations". Needless to say I didn't sleep a wink that night.
I'll be posting more about the film in the next couple of days. Stay tuned.
Chicago Underground Film Festival: www.cuff.org
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