Dear Feature Filmmaker,Somehow, I knew this was going to happen, but you have to go through the process anyway. I thought we had a shot at SlamDance, but apparently not. I'd be interested to hear why we didn't make it, but, then again, every filmmaker would be.
I regret to inform you that your feature film was not selected for the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival.
This year Slamdance received a record number of feature film submissions. The Slamdance narrative features committee were continually impressed by the high standard of filmmaking. Our programmers watched every submission multiple times, and were taken by the incredible achievements from the independent filmmaking community. We regret that Slamdance cannot screen more films. This was an incredibly difficult decision for our narrative features committee.
We greatly respect the tireless effort that went into creating your film. Please keep in mind that all film festival programming is entirely subjective, and not being selected by a festival should not be considered an indication of whether or not your film will succeed.
Thank you so much for sharing your film with us. I wish you all the best with your future festival applications, and ongoing filmmaking career.
We are definitely screening the rough cut of the film on Sunday, so I want everyone that reads this that can be there, be there.
Email me for more details if you need them, or at the very least to let me know that you're coming.