Official Rejection (2009)





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Independent filmmaker Paul Osborne proves why getting your feature completed is the easiest part of the battle by highlighting the difficulty of getting the finished product accepted into a film festival. Ask any independent filmmaker and they'll tell you that getting their movie completed was one of the hardest tasks they've ever accomplished. Little do most realize that this is merely the beginning, and that over the following months and years they will rack up a growing pile of film festival rejection letters while breaking the bank attempting to cover submission fees. In many ways, the fight to get your film placed in a major festival is more grueling than the production of the film itself. In this eye opening documentary, Osborne offers a crash course in the politics and pitfalls of life on the festival circuit so that aspiring entrees won't be caught off guard. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Can a little documentary about the less popular film festivals find a patron to give it the chance to find an audience?

Full Review… | April 30, 2009

Audience Reviews for Official Rejection

Great film nerd movie about what its like to get a film into a festival. It features one of the most uncomfortable real moments in any doc. Lots of these filmmakers complaints are BS cause there so emotionally attached to there work. Its gotta be even harder to get this movie into a festival ironically. side note: would it kill any of these filmmakers to wear a shirt with a collar? Try and look somewhat professional.

Alex Wolf Rkc
Alex Wolf Rkc

An enjoyable documentary that was informative and honest with great storytelling. There was one point where it kind of dwelled a little too long in self-pity, but the rest was great.

Natalie Metzger
Natalie Metzger

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