I recently read an article that stated the film fest circuit has become corrupt and inaccessible to true indie film makers (can't find the article now, so I may have either dreamed or hallucinated it) and was wondering how other film makers here felt about that.
The article, that I can't find, stated that the big studios had subverted the purpose of festivals to do two things, one to marginalize indies, and to allow "stars" to create vanity projects in exchange for them signing big contracts to big films. Either way, it would mean the studios continue to dominate the business further disallow any newbies from crashing through the ramparts.
It also had something to say about distribution too.
So, first, did anyone else see this article?
Second, what do you think of this information?