Gatekeeper QOTD: Claudette Godfrey (SXSW Film Festival Programmer)


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Claudette Godfrey (Film Festival Coordinator & Shorts Programmer, SXSW Film Festival): 
“I actually spend a good deal of my time conversing and corresponding with filmmakers who are submitting to the festival so, like most festival folk, my number one piece of advice is to follow the instructions. Really READ our website, Submission FAQ and use Google – I promise it’s your best friend. For short filmmakers I would say, try and make your edit as tight as possible. The longer a short is the better it needs to be to justify slotting it instead of the 2-5 other films I love that could fit in that same space. Oh, and if you call our office or write us an email, play nice. We run a very small, tight ship and are very good at remembering names.”

From  Toolkit | Meet the SXSW Film Festival Programmers (In Their Own Words) —  Indiewire

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