Friday, September 6, 2013

Online Film Festivals?! Here we fucking go.

Online Film Festivals?!  Here we fucking go.

For more information, visit: New York Times Launches First Ever Indie Online Film Festival, Curated by Film Independent (TRAILERS)

Online film-festivals ay? I'm slapping myself right now.  This was inevitable.  Now we just gotta wait for the sundance/cannes formula to hit the web.  Everything's gonna get easier and messier.  First the implosion of content cause you're talking billions of global subscribers to the web and millions of filmmakers getting in on the actions.

I don't see currently enough ways to regulate and reduce the streams of revenue.  How can anyone control advertising on the internet.  There's no physical space to get a monopoly on!  Crazy!  And since this draws attention away from physical spaces such as signage at Times Square and screens at regional theater chains, some things are definitely gonna change.

I believe ultimately it will have a lot to do with the filmmakers connection with his audience.  It will become a stock responsibility for content creators to court their viewers and word of mouth is gonna be so much more dynamite that it ever was.

The good news for now is that we digest so much content, I'm talking about the digital generation in general, that we won't experience the down side for a while.  There aren't any people equipped to understand what quality is.  No one can really be an authority on access.  It's a super free market.  And that means there's a lot to take for people with the balls to go get it.  There's just too much confusion.  Anyone with a plan and a team is going to have an edge.

Let's get what we came for,
C.M. Sanchez III

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