Wednesday, November 30, 2011

As Expected, No Sundance. Still is very very hard.

RE: 7911-UNF - Camilla Dickinson

Dear Cornelia,

On behalf of the Sundance Programming staff, I would like to thank you for submitting your film to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Unfortunately, we are not able to include it in our Festival program. We received more than 11,700 films for consideration this year, which obviously did not make our decision-making process any easier. We selected less than 180 films from around the globe, so the competition was stiff to say the least. Please know that your film was carefully considered by our team, and we truly respect your hard work and dedication as an independent filmmaker. We wish you the best of luck with the project and look forward to the opportunity to view your work in the future.


John Cooper
Director, Sundance Film Festival

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Like most of the other filmmakers in the world who finished a film this year, I am on serious tenterhooks, and in a process of enormous prayer and attempted releasing of worry. Sundance and Palm Springs traditionally begin to inform the first, luckiest filmmakers of their invitations right after Thanksgiving.

November is a very tense month.

I know the chances are infinitesimal. We are not "Edgy". But, like everyone, my heart hopes.

God, may your will be done. May your timing for this film prevail.

*goes back to mentally pacing like a tiger...*

We submitted to Newport Beach last week. So, three possibles out there. This time I am only submitting to the ones Larry tells me to.

Hope springs eternal...