Saturday, February 07, 2009

Some film festival directors are threatening to blacklist a filmmaker/blogger because he has opinions about festival quality

Catch all the drama at this post at The Obenson Report where filmmaker & blogger Tambay Obenson offered his views and asked his readers to submit their opinions about Black film festivals, which lead to some programmers of Black film festivals to threaten to exclude Obenson from their festivals & other networking & career development opportunities. Another, follow-up post related to the same subject here - a letter from one of the offended film festival programmers.

The original post has, at the moment, 48 comments - pretty big number for that & most other indie film blogs.

How all this relates to my work: Obenson is one of the bloggers featured in the upcoming Indie Film Blogger Road Trip, premiering on 2/17 in NYC at Anthology Film Archives.

Again, here's the link to the Black film festivals post at The Obenson Report.

- Sujewa

1 comment:

SolShine7 said...

I can't believe that programmers came at him that way just for trying to shart a constructive conversation about black film fests. It's saddening.

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