Filling up the screening room
I was looking back through the Taranaki screening room history today, and thinking "Man, out of at least 10-15 finalists every year most years and more entries, there are like 5 films uploaded".
I think small regions especially suffer from this as people seem to disengage fully from the comp once the heats are done, or finals if they're in them (hard to get reviews, not many people in the FB group or on forum, very few films get uploaded).
It feels like a real shame losing 75% of the films created each year because they all bring something interesting to the table, so maybe there's an alternative way to get them all to the screening room? City managers obviously end up with all the film files, and all of the credits. Maybe each city could have a 48 hours youtube account, and a group of volunteers could have access and upload the films that weren't finalists after city finals, and the rest once grand finalists announced?
I would very happily upload ~1-5 films to help make screening room a more complete archive, and I bet there's at least a few people in every city that would do that.
2018: "Heist School Musical" - Heist Movie - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Best Door Slam)
2017: "ESP" - Alien Movie - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2016: "The War on Error" - Cat & Mouse - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2015: "Us... But Mainly You" - Black Comedy - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2014: "Sphere" - Horror - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2008: "I Adore" - Drama - Conspiracion de las Palomitas
2007: "The Hazel Princess" - Fairytale - Conspiracion de las Palomitas
2006: "All Ur <3 R Belong 2 Me" - Romance - Popcorn Conspiracy