I’m headed to Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival, but my film wasn’t accepted in a handful of other festivals

Video still of “I Am More Than My Hair” documentary film.

I Am More Than My Hair was awarded an Official Selection and will screen at the 2020 Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival, taking place March 6–8, in Sarasota, FL. I Am More Than My Hair screens on Sunday, March 8th at 1:50pm. I’m heading to Sarasota and I’m super excited to be able to attend the festival! Read more and purchase tickets

If you’re not a filmmaker you may not be aware, but most film festivals won’t accept your submitted film. The agony!

Here’s a list of the film festivals that responded… “Unfortunately, I Am More Than My Hair wasn’t accepted in…”

  • DC Independent Film Festival
  • Festival de Cannes (Spike Lee is the new President)
  • Oregon Film Festival
  • Oxford Film Festival
  • Tribeca Film Festival

I understand that I aimed high with the above submissions, but I figured… one never knows so why not try?

I’ve become so accustomed to the “Unfortunately…” speech that it becomes second nature to quickly overcome feelings of disappointment and move on to the next thing in line.

I am only sharing becuase I want you — reading this right now — to know that success doesn’t come overnight (however you determine what success means to you).

Similar to grant applications, you may be awarded 1 in every 20 grants that you’ve applied (or bigger). For me, success is determination and the will to get up and keep going despite the outcome.

My 2 cents… just keep pushing! And if you’re heart desires, support my film fundraiser. Read more about my fundraising efforts and make a tax-deductible contribution — www.Alyscia.com.

Your support is appreciated!

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