Update on film festival submissions: 7 rejections, 2 accepted, 5 undecided. Decisions dates for outstanding festivals are as follows: Jan 26, Feb 1, Feb 10, April 2, and Aug 17. I will not submit to any new festivals which take us beyond August, as I will be eager to release Monitor Gray into the public domain for viewing pleasure.
I do not take the rejection / acceptance rate, thus far, to be negative. Films are often submitted to dozens of festivals before accepted, before momentum is built. What’s more, Monitor Gray is a little odd in that it is neither a short story nor a teaser, but what is designed to be the opening of a feature film.
There is a circuit for this kind of film, in which Monitor Gray will do well, I believe.