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Monday, November 5, 2007

Apples & Oranges


Well, the short film competition at the 1st Annual Latino Film Festival ended with a winner: A full length documentary film. "WTF?!" you might say (I said worse), after all, the film entry requirements for the competition called for films under 30 minutes (the winner was 50 mins. in length). Fair or unfair, I guess but we have to start somewhere, right? I feel sorry for 15-year old Antonio Garcia, whose film "You Owe Me One" also played there (and both met the requirements AND was extremely entertaining). How would you feel if you showed up to your first pick-up basketball game thinking your facing off against a peer only to find out that you'll be facing a player from the NBA. Not cool, especially when your that age and your craft is still developing. Hopefully, next year, the festival will make sure that these kind of mismatches don't happen again and it'll make the competition fair for all that enter. But most launches are a little rocky so we'll chalk it up to the shiny, brand-newness of it all. Hopefully, next year will bring in more entries, more attendees & a better over all experience for all who enter and attend. Thanks to the Fresno Art Museum for putting on the show!

2 comments:

John Rios said...

I agree Roque, that's kinda bullshit. I seems like they made up the rules, and then changed them to accomodate something "better" than they were expecting. It doesn't work that way. You play by the rules or get disqualified. That's why the movie AIR BUD always pissed me off. You can't let a DOG play basketball just because he can! So what if it's amazing, it's AGAINST THE RULES!!!
... what? It's SORT OF an apt comparison...

Robert said...

When Fresno lies in ruins and the water is bright red with the blood of innocent virgins, and anarchy reigns in the world, we'll look back on that day as the first breaking of the rules that held us together, that moral glue that kept us from decline. Oh, slippery slope...