November 10, 2016 at 10:33AM
Do action/thriller shorts get into high profile/mid range festivals?
I have been watching all the shorts I could get my hands (eyes) onto and I generally see drama shorts or coming of age stories, maybe some comedy(not so much) shorts, especially in recent years, with a major part of them being LGBT themed.
Do festivals actually accept something of a thriller or action genre? They all do say they are open minded, but every year is basically the same, even resembling same cinematography style. Of course, there are great exceptions, but do these exceptions include something more visionary, something more actiony? And I don't mean those sci-fi concepts with 90% of cgi. Maybe I am not looking in the right direction. Everything is so hard on drama it starts to look forced.
Really surprised not to see something raw, Tarantino style. Yes, copycatting is bad but it doesn't mean you shouldn't do it.