I recently posted an opportunity with Sphere Festival in Kolkata, India. They have received submissions that do not fit the category, so they now have a password or waiver code for that category on the submission platform, such as filmfreeway. I posted the opportunity yesterday with a link to open up the mail client, which, it turns out, didn’t work in all browsers, my apologies. I have changed it to the email address I have for them. Please note: it is not an email address to submit to for free, it is a link to acquire a password from them to submit on the submission platform, such as filmfreeway, in the category of “personal messages or expressions” only. By sending an email you will have started the process, but you will not have submitted until you have used the password on the submission platform.
Many festivals I work with express frustration that they receive a large amount of submissions that do not match the type of festival and/or category. Although it can be easy to miss a detail, that is not what I am referring to. I have had filmmakers admit to me that they just submit to all the free festivals on a platform without reading the criteria. If a festival has to spend all of it’s time weeding out entries that do not match the type of festival they are organizing, they could charge a fee just to weed out non-careful entries on the idea that when people pay a fee, they choose more carefully.
Plus, if you carefully read the specifics, you will get less “rejections” in the long run.
best of luck to you
Sphere Festival (Personal messages or Expressions) 9/30/18
‘Sphere’ is introducing world’s largest and first digital international festival to celebrate the visual arts. We are here to showcase new art, new genres, new innovations, and exceptional stories. It is all about us, the people, and the world or beyond. Sphere festival is presently an autonomous initiative of ZERO DEGREE ARTS, a not for profit international company to enlarge the art and the artistic image worldwide. We are faithful to several art forms and cinematic values. Our purpose is to introduce and develop the exceptional and powerful independent artist industry. We know and believe visual art is the only medium to transform the thinking process and generate a new profile in the world scenario. Therefore, we are extremely excited to launch ou first event worldwide. Kindly follow the links and turn the notifications on to get yourself updated with all our future news and initiative. note: Please email us at: spherefestival(at)gmail.com for the password to submit your project (free) under the category: Personal messages or expressions (film freeway). Some people are sending some unrelated works, but we are truly waiting for some daring, uncensored, controversial works or personal statements that people dare to watch or listen. We are extremely excited to receive such as brilliant works from worldwide artists. you are free to submit anything discussional, political, personal, hypothetical, unethical, superficial or anything. Please Surprise us!