It costs 85 bucks to enter, whether you get accepted or not. So what can you do to increase your chances?
If you know your film is bad, you can just enter it into the avant-garde award category.
Kidding aside, let’s talk real strategy: There’s a saying among lawyers: “Good lawyers know the law. Great lawyers know the judge.”
So upon Googling this year’s film selection jury and intern crew, we find some honey-pot strategies to seduce them with a film that they might actually accept.
And since none of these people asked for their names to be sung from the hilltops, we use an avatar composite. Meet Ariel Aeuteur.
She was into Maria Montez before Maria Montez was cool.
She’s into steel workers, and weather disasters in the South.
She actually likes theater people, especially the crowd that gathers for summer stock in Schenectady.
But dim the lights and she’ll be looking for a projector to pump out some seriously choice murder, sadism and sedition.
All those details are actually off the jurists’ bios and social media, but throw that all away.
Because that’s really all it takes.
Here‘s a full list of entry rules along with an online application. The deadline is January 30th, so if you haven’t already, you better get shootin’.