The following is the email that the director of "Pandemonium" received yesterday:
Hi Paul -
Thank you for keeping up with me regarding the status of your film, Pandemonium. At this point, I regret to inform you that we were unable to include your work in this year's festival program. We had over 500 entries submitted this year and were unable to program all the film's we liked. Considering that Pandemonium is a work-in-progress, we strongly encourage you to re-submit your completed work this December for consideration in Frameline31.
On behalf of Frameline, I wish you the best with your work.
Frameline's application form clearly states that "works in progress" are acceptable entries. Had we known this would be used as a reason to cut us, we could've cut some corners and submitted a "completed" version.