Since: Mar 2014
Yeah I agree that more feedback would be both better and worse, haha. It's a complicated kettle of fish, and definitely, I think, exacerbated this year by people not getting to vent on the way out of the cinema as Andrew said. Plus everyone's a little tightly wound from being in lockdown!
Judging is always very subjective, and you'll never please everybody. But I think people get most frustrated when ones get through that don't line up with the judging criteria we ARE told about. Not all finalists always fit into story is king, and clever/good use of all the elements and their genres, and that can be a bit frustrating. Something can be a really good short, but only have a slight nod in the direction of their genre and slap the required elements on top, which seems not quite in the spirit of the competition.
However, everything said and done I'm stoked we got a bonus 48 hours this year, and it was free, and the team worked so hard to put it together in a short time frame, so thank you everyone! I would have loved to see nominations for the award categories, and a shortlist even released afterwards, so that it will be easier to find the gems in the screening room, as having it all in one big feed makes it hard to know where to start (apart from at the top, lol).
P.S. @Andrew Todd, loved your film "The Quiet Moon", just sneaked a peek from your signature :)
2020 Lockdown: "Tonight On Extreme Quickfire Trivia
" - Unwanted Guest - Pastafarian Productions (Solo, animation)
2019: "DopeMonkey Live
" - Gross-out Comedy - Pastafarian Productions (Solo/ULTRA/Animation)
2018: "Heist School Musical
" - Heist Movie - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Best Door Slam)
" - 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)
" - 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