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ConvergeSouth Film Festival: Audience Award

October 14th, 2007 · No Comments

OK, I’m in the process of putting together a sheet for the audience to rate each film. After I get the returned sheets I will grade the films and we will have awards the ole fashion way… Democratically. No prestigious panel with their noses in the air. The audience will tell the filmmakers how they liked their work. I’m leaving a message area so you can write in a message to the filmmakers too. Tell them how much you appreciate their hard work.

What good is audience participation unless there is an award. Here is the hokey part, in which I hope the audience participates in. I created a donation button for anyone that wants to monetarily reward the filmmakers. You can be in attendance or admiring from afar but whoever has the best rated film from the festival will win this award. If everyone wants to be a freeloader and watch all the films for free go ahead, no need to feel guilty with each outburst of laughter or an emotion that triggers a tear. These filmmakers put a lot of time and money into these projects and it would be very cool to have the audience reward them for entertaining them.

Feel free to donate as little or as much as you like. I’m sure the winning filmmaker will feel humbled. That being said, this years festival was provided pro bono baby. We did not seek an entry fee from the filmmakers for submitting their work and we are not charging an admission fee at the door. This may change in the future. I have this week to find some fun items to handout to the audience as well as more gifts for the filmmakers.

Tags: Creative · Filmmaker · Ideas · Message · Sidework

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