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Re: Ticking Away

Posted: 25 Jan 2016, 13:30
by Sewie
Wow! Thanks for posting this, Thierry. I didn't know the song but the lyrics are strangely fitting, though. If not for the story, then for my feelings during the making of this film.

A little scary even... :shock:

Re: Ticking Away

Posted: 25 Jan 2016, 14:29
by schwarzgrau
I never understand the decisions of the festival jury. A lot of great films, made by friends got rejected by some smaller festivals and get selected by big festivals, which are pretty picky. I start to believe there is a lot of luck involved or maybe there isn't a festival jury which shares my opinion on films, since never the film I like the most gets the award.
I can't say something about your story, but what Ive seen from your film looks amazing, so I guess it will run at a lot of festivals or lets say I hope so.

Re: Ticking Away

Posted: 25 Jan 2016, 15:37
by slowtiger
Things I know about selection comitees (because I was with them):
1. Films will be accepted because they've been accepted elsewhere.
2. Films will be rejected because they've been accepted elsewhere.
3. Films will be accepted or rejected to meet a quota (students, females, regions, themes, techniques)
4. Films will be rejected if they're technically difficult (film format, sound system, etc)
5. Films will be accepted or rejected because of hunger or pizza
6. Films will be accepted or rejected because somebody knows the makers
7. Films will be accepted or rejected depending on time of day, phase of moon, weather, whatever
8. Films will be accepted as long as the video recorder works, when it fails everything else will be rejected (true story)

Don't spend any time speculating about the reasons behind a selection committee's decision.

Re: Ticking Away

Posted: 25 Jan 2016, 17:04
by Fabrice
6. Films will be accepted or rejected because somebody knows the makers
The biggest issue, IMO.

Re: Ticking Away

Posted: 25 Jan 2016, 17:54
by slowtiger
Don't think so - it's too many filmmakers, jury members can't possibly know many of them.

Re: Ticking Away

Posted: 25 Jan 2016, 19:06
by Sewie
slowtiger wrote:...

1. Films will be accepted because they've been accepted elsewhere.
2. Films will be rejected because they've been accepted elsewhere.
3. Films will be accepted or rejected to meet a quota (students, females, regions, themes, techniques)
4. Films will be rejected if they're technically difficult (film format, sound system, etc)
5. Films will be accepted or rejected because of hunger or pizza
6. Films will be accepted or rejected because somebody knows the makers
7. Films will be accepted or rejected depending on time of day, phase of moon, weather, whatever
8. Films will be accepted as long as the video recorder works, when it fails everything else will be rejected (true story)
...
:shock:
What happens if someone drops a hat...?
schwarzgrau wrote:...
I can't say something about your story, but what Ive seen from your film looks amazing, so I guess it will run at a lot of festivals or lets say I hope so.
Thanks Schwarz. From what I've gathered until now, it all looks to be very unpredictable.

Re: Ticking Away

Posted: 25 Jan 2016, 20:02
by Elodie
slowtiger wrote:Don't think so - it's too many filmmakers, jury members can't possibly know many of them.
Indeed, but this is helpful.

Re: Ticking Away

Posted: 26 Jan 2016, 10:50
by schwarzgrau
slowtiger wrote:Things I know about selection comitees (because I was with them):
1. Films will be accepted because they've been accepted elsewhere.
2. Films will be rejected because they've been accepted elsewhere.
3. Films will be accepted or rejected to meet a quota (students, females, regions, themes, techniques)
4. Films will be rejected if they're technically difficult (film format, sound system, etc)
5. Films will be accepted or rejected because of hunger or pizza
6. Films will be accepted or rejected because somebody knows the makers
7. Films will be accepted or rejected depending on time of day, phase of moon, weather, whatever
8. Films will be accepted as long as the video recorder works, when it fails everything else will be rejected (true story)

Don't spend any time speculating about the reasons behind a selection committee's decision.
Thank you Markus, even if such information doesn't help getting selected, it leaves you with a better feel to know it's so unpredictable.

Re: Ticking Away

Posted: 30 Jan 2016, 13:45
by Sewie
I've written a new blogpost.
Just to make it official. :)

Image

Re: Ticking Away

Posted: 30 Jan 2016, 15:45
by JQuinn
Your film looks lovely Michael. Is there a little trailer anywhere - would be lovely to see it?

Re: Ticking Away

Posted: 31 Jan 2016, 14:24
by Sewie
Thanks, Jo!

I've held off a trailer because it worries me to give too much of the story away.
Having said that, I did whip up one. It gives a good sense of the mood and atmosphere, I believe. The music is from the original score by Reinhard Vanbergen.



Re: Ticking Away

Posted: 31 Jan 2016, 14:40
by schwarzgrau
Excellent! Thank you for sharing it.

Re: Ticking Away

Posted: 31 Jan 2016, 15:22
by JQuinn
Thanks for putting it up Michael! It looks great and can't wait to see the whole thing. Good luck in Utrecht!

Re: Ticking Away

Posted: 31 Jan 2016, 15:28
by Sewie
Thank you, Marc!

And you, Jo. Very nice when it's coming from you.
We've applied for the Cardiff Festival, so with a little luck it wil be playing around the corner from you somewhere this year.

Re: Ticking Away

Posted: 02 Feb 2016, 01:51
by JQuinn
Oh that'll be great! I'll be there!