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Gus Hinckey to High Five Productions

From: Gus Hinckey (ghinckey@mifc.org)

To: High Five Productions (info@highfiveproductions.com)

Subject: RE: 10TH ANNUAL TWIN CITIES DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

Hey guys,

I JUST got out of a meeting with Janet and she JUST settled on April 16-18 for next year. That puts us the same weekend as Gallery Walk which I maintain doesn’t really help us, but Janet’s the decider and she has decided.

I don’t know about the entry fees or awards yet. It’s going to depend a lot on the sponsors. We don’t want to raise the fees too much but it wouldn’t surprise me if we upped it to $50 for features and $35 for shorts. The cash awards are always tricky because the big sponsors tend to want to donate merchandise, not cash. If we get a lot (a LOT) of entries sometimes we can divert the entry fees to prize money but I think the last time that happened was 2004 aka the Anti-Bush Documentary Film Festival. So, who knows. Tell your filmmaker friends about it and maybe it’ll be another good year.

We never censor anything, obviously, and you guys always turn in top quality stuff, so I’m sure you’ll get played. But since you’re talking about some kind of dark / mature ideas this time around I have to remind you about the red stamp of doom. If you’re alright with being 18+, go for it, but it’s been a while since a red stamp won first place or even runner up. I thought 300 Roses should have taken top honors last year but those gals left with $50 and a toaster oven from Best Buy. Like I said, the decider decides these things.

I’ll look forward to seeing what you guys have for us. Glad to see you’re back behind the camera again!

Gus Hinckey

Events Coordinator

Minnesota Independent Film Council

Terry to Gus Hinckey

Gus, Sounds good. I think we might take our chances with the 18+. If they don’t approve, they can suck it ;) And who is the “decider” these days? Has Larry been kicked off the committee yet? I can’t stand that guy. -Terry

p.s. save us some good seats. Last year my neck was frozen stiff for a week.

Gus Hinckey to Terry

From: Gus Hinckey (ghinckey@mifc.org)

To: Terry (terry@highfiveproductions.com)

Subject: RE: 10TH ANNUAL TWIN CITIES DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

Terry,

Janet’s still the Imperatrix over here. Don’t get me wrong, we have to keep the sponsors happy and she does about as good a job of that as anybody ever could. If we had given 300 Roses first place we’d be explaining to the sponsors why their company name is featured on a movie with multiple scenes of oral and vaginal penetration. I’m just happy that we’re able to show those films at all.

Larry’s health isn’t so good these days so we don’t know if he’ll be back or not. Have you read his Lost in the Video Aisle? It’s actually pretty damn funny – he really lets Blockbuster have it. I think it’s available on Amazon now. MIFC comes up a couple times in it, so you might enjoy it for that at least.

Take care,

Gus Hinckey

Events Coordinator

Minnesota Independent Film Council

Terry to Gus Hinckey

From: Terry (terry@highfiveproductions.com)

To: Gus Hinckey (ghinckey@mifc.org)

Subject: RE: 10TH ANNUAL TWIN CITIES DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

Gus, I cannot promise either kind of penetration, but I can promise blood and lots of it. No, seriously, it will most likely be super-tame. I don’t expect much to come out of it other than a whole lot of hilarity.

And, no, I haven’t read Larry’s book. I’m still fuming over his clumsy interpretation of Cerius. One of these days I’ll get over it ;) -T

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