Today, as promised before I will talk about online film festival submission platforms. I will try to give you an insight on how they work and let you know why I prefer them or not, why I chose to make them part of my experiment.
I got introduced to online film festival submission platforms when the senior programmer from Frameline 38 San Francisco LGBT International Film Festival, Peter L. Stein said that I need to submit the short documentary through Withoutabox and if I don’t have an account there I should do one ASAP. I set up an account and I was surprised at how much detail goes into it, half of it was gibberish to me.
It took me a while to get used to this platform, and as you can guess is not my favorite . I had a fee waiver code for Frameline 38 but usually Withoutabox
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The Bubble (news show created by students at the American University in Bulgaria covering news on and off campus) received an email from Panitza Visiting Professor Johanna Granville saying that the even she’s organizing on campus “MAIDAN AND BEYOND: MEDIA BLACKOUT IN UKRAINE” will be closed to ALL AUBG student media except one AUBG DAILY. We decided to find out what happened and why she is limiting AUBG student media.
For this week’s post I interviewed Toma Tetimov, an employee of the American University in Bulgaria. Toma had an adventurous life so far and agreed to share it with me. He’s also one of the people that I regularly saw on campus and felt like learning more about.
Toma was born and raised in Bulgaria. When he was much younger, he applied for a Green Card Lottery, a program by the United States allowing people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to legally move and work in America. In Eastern European countries back then the program was extremely popular with thousands of people trying their luck each year. It was 2001 when Toma decided to participate. As he told me, there was no clear plan in his head about the future. I was told that Bulgaria was in a poor economic condition and young people did not hesitate…
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