Saturday, December 18, 2010

Scam Fests

For years a friend of mine has told me about a company that has an interesting business model. They call themselves a film festival, get people to submit stuff... along with a hefty entrance fee... and then give away "awards" to everyone who enters. For those folks in the know seeing "Winner of the So & So Film Festival" on a movie's website or press materials is more snicker-worthy than awe-inspiring.

The other great thing about these film festivals is that they protect their secrets very well. They have the ability to get anything negative printed about them removed from the web, meaning that the gravy train will keep rolling on.

That said, I want to help pull back the curtain on these scammers in print so that the information will be available in some form.

Got a story? Heard rumors that a fest isn't on the up and up? If so, please send me an email. mwhite at impossiblefunky dot com -- just beware of my spam filter. If you want to remain anonymous, that's cool too. Just let me know.

1 comment:

XichthusX said...

Looking forward to seeing what you are able to uncover.

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