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09-03-2005, 12:59 AM

09-03-2005, 11:03 AM
While itís true that some festivals will accept a work in progress or rough cut I donít understand why you would want to show anyone your unfinished movie.

I canít answer all your questions but Iíll hit the few that I can:

There probably isnít much of an ďofficialĒ difference between a work in progress or a rough cut - ask ten people and youíll get different answers. Both are unfinished movies.

I would think that showing an unfinished movie would hurt your chances. Festivals get so many submissions, I donít see why they would hold a spot open hoping that you finish on time. I know itís done in the case of a name director or a movie with name stars - but I donít know if itís common practice for filmmakers at our level.

I hope someone with actual festival judging experience can answer number six for you - Iíd love to know the answer.

Music is such an important part of a movie. If the score is poor it could really hurt the picture. Even if the final score is great, itís going to be different than the one they first see.

Again, I canít imagine showing a festival an unfinished movie.

strange m1nd
10-17-2005, 05:03 AM
Yeah... just take more time and finish it up. Make it worth it

Boz Uriel
10-17-2005, 09:17 PM
Never, ever show anybody outside of your friends and family, anything but your best effort. This from one of my MFA profs at UVa.