-And Will Call Your Baby Ugly When He Gets There!
Earlier this year we submitted a proposal to lead a workshop entitled “Your Baby Is Ugly” based on our seminar offered here at FilmSnobbery.com to SXSW at the behest of our good friend, technology advocate Adria Richards. We really weren’t expecting any response, but what we got instead was an overwhelming amount of support from industry friends, our fans, and SXSW themselves. When our project was made open to the public on SXSW’s Panel Picker site, we received several comments, suggestions, and votes from all over the place. This led to a mention on the popular film site Cinematical which picked our panel as part of their “12 Great SXSW Film Panels to Pick for 2011” article.
About a month went by after the public voting closed before we heard a peep, and then I woke up one morning and saw a surge of “congrats” from people on Twitter and Facebook. I quickly checked my email and sure enough there was a message waiting for me from the good folks at SXSW which stated that my workshop had been selected to be a part of their prestigious festival in March, 2011.
We have a lot of preparation to do before our trip in March to Austin, TX. This includes polishing up “Your Baby Is Ugly” to our impossible standards of perfection, gathering sponsors who would be interested in having FilmSnobbery represent their product/service/brand at the festival, and just making general arrangements like plane tickets and hotel rooms.
We hope to make a big splash at SXSW by grabbing lots of interviews (as we are wont to do) and reports from the floor everyday of the festival! We might not be able to broadcast LIVE! from the event. but we’ll try to keep everyone updated via our Twitter and Facebook accounts.
I and everyone else at FilmSnobbery wish to thank everyone for their tireless support of what we do, and their support of indie cinema in general. Thank you for allowing us to continue being your voice for indie film everywhere!