This is something that the site’s chief Tambay, has done every year for as long as the site has been around.
And since he’s been out sick all week, I thought I’d take the initiative and post it again for this year, since the festival has announced its 2014 lineup. As I recall, we’ve always received responses, so let’s see what this year brings.
The title says it all… the 2014 Sundance Film Festival titles have been announced in the various categories, and so we now know who made the cut. But what about those many thousands who submitted their films and didn’t get in? If you’re one of them, here’s a chance for you to let us know who you are.
For the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 118 feature-length films were selected, representing 37 countries and 54 first-time filmmakers, including 34 in competition. These films were selected from 12,218 submissions (72 more than for 2013), including 4,057 feature-length films and 8,161 short films. Of the feature film submissions, 2,014 were from the U.S. and 2,043 were international. 97 feature films at the Festival will be world premieres.
So really somewhere between 1% and 3% of total submissions were selected. Those are minuscule numbers. So that also means that there are roughly 97% of you remaining, with projects that didn’t get into the festival. And YOU are the folks we want to hear from!
Of interest to those of us on this blog (see the name and tagline of the blog at the top of page if you’re new here) are films by and/or about people of African descent. So, if you or your film fit the bill, and we’ve never written about either before, we’d love to hear from you! Maybe there’s some way S&A can aid in raising awareness for your film – even if it’s something as simple as just profiling it on this blog.
At the very least, it’ll be great just to know you exist, so that we can become familiar with you and your work, and track from here-on.
So, if you agree, feel free to send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with all the vitals about you and your film, and we’ll go from there.
Good luck to everyone!