This year, it seems as though the Palm Springs Short Film festival no longer has a local filmmaker block. This needs to be changed! Film festivals have become “corporate,” making it almost impossible for the “little guy” to break through. If you don’t have an agent, manager, or a shoe in… you’re often times left spending $50-100 on submission fees which you had no chance on winning back in the first place.
Any kind of help or publicity regarding his dilemma would be greatly appreciated. Please give the “little guy” a voice and support local creativity and cinema. Make the festival aware that he and other local filmmakers alike have an audience. They need to make an exception.”