I wonder if today’s filmmakers really understand how important it is to actively promote their films/work. From my perspective – I don’t think so. I produce a modest little cable network show called the Northwest Independent Filmmaker’s Showcase (NIFS) in which I exhibit NW Indie short films and provide the filmmaker the opportunity to introduce his film or not (I’ll do it). Filmmakers spend money to submit their films to festivals – where it may/may not be selected (if not, you don’t get your money back.) The festivals use the films to promote it self – not the filmmakers so much. I offer a television broadcast platform designed to promote filmmakers – all for free – and I can’t find enough films. I try to contact filmmakers – but they don’t return my calls or e-mails. I talk with them at festivals but they don’t follow through. I’m rapidly concluding that I’m wasting my time trying to help people who do not want help. Most of you seem content to produce stealth movies for YouTube. Filmmakers – what do you have to say for yourselves?