October 25, 2002

I am proud to announce that I am a firm supporter of independent cinemas everywhere, and I believe that every film out there deserves an audience and an event to screen the work of art.

I show my support by paying huge amounts of money in the form of submission fees to various film festivals, in demoninations of anything from 20 to 35 bucks to each film festival, along with a copy of Victim to humor them...

Okay, fine. The 29th Annual Northwest Film and Video Festival has turned our little masterpiece down, but luckily it was pared down from 400 entries, so I feel a tad better about it. Not really.

But really, we don't mind that we didn't make it through the other festivals, we weren't necessarily well budgeted to take on grants and properly-financed productions. But it still stings, trust me.