ERIC Number: ED099916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Film Festivals: A First Step for Independents.
In order for filmmaking to be a true art form, the filmmaker needs to be free both to conceive and realize a personal vision and to remain independent of rating codes, length prescriptions, the market, sterile formats, and other imposed limitations. Moreover, if noncommercial films are to succeed in the next decade, a respectful audience must be found which allows the film artist his freedom. The film festival can provide the filmmaker with the necessary latitude as well as with predistribution feedback, a review, recognition, objective audience criticism, and experienced emendations from the jury. Control of the film festival should be free and widespread, while five general areas should be watched carefully--the jury, prize money, efficiency, the guarantee to the entrant in the"call-for-entries," and entry fees. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A