Received this in the post today along with a program for the Festival of Nations in Austria. On the surface it seems pretty cut and dry, apparently 'House Guest' was in a festival on June 19th that I didn't know about until now. It's happened from time to time, every couple months I self-google and find the odd screening I didn't know about.
Here's the bit that doesn't make sense - the film screenings ended on the 18th. And there's no mention of me or the film in the program or on their website. And there's no record of me ever sending anything to them in my emails or the ponderous Excel spreadsheet that has all my festival submission info.
I suppose I could get to the bottom of it but I'd rather not take the chance it didn't get in after all and not be able to add the festival to the list of ones it got into. Denial, my friends. It's a beautiful state of mind.On a somewhat similar note, this website is stating that 'The Naughty List' (the Santa-in-his-underwear film) will be part of the Iaşi International Film Festival this October, which would make its international debut Romanian and not German as originally thought. Again though, there's no mention of my film or any of the 2010 program on the Iaşi site yet. So I'll get back to you on that one as to whether it's actually happening or not.One thing I do know for sure is that I've finished the first of what will hopefully be several showreels tailored to different skill sets. Up until recently I'd only had enough experience to cobble together showreels that encompassed all my visual work - live action, animation, post-production, vfx blah de blah de blah. Turns out (as pretty much everyone I know in the industry had already told me) companies don't feel quite as at ease with freelancers who purport to be able to do a whole bunch of different things as they are with specialists. Ideally if I have different showreels and CVs for specific areas of animation/post-production/design and only refer to whichever one is appropriate when pitching for a job it'll cut through the treacle.
To that end, this is the first one that's just animation. The grand plan is to, further down the line, have separate showreels for different areas of animation such as digital, traditional, motion graphics etc but this is a start for now. You can watch it on Youtube (in HD if you can handle my sweet, sweet definition) and also Vimeo. Because that's a video website too. Yep.