Rejection is a strange feeling. We’ve all experienced it at some point in our lives. We often curb our actions with the dread of rejection in the back of our minds. We restrain ourselves from trying new things, making new friends, applying to dream jobs, etc. 8 months ago I submitted my film Panhandler to a local film festival, with high hopes and expectations that it would be accepted, as I have shown other work there before and figured this one was just as good, if not better than my previous work.
To my dismay, my confidence was quickly shattered and the fear of rejection soon became a burden upon the future of the film. Not only was Panhandler rejected, it was beat up and pissed on in the most humiliating of ways. The following is the rejection letter I received from the person in charge of the Minnesota-Made programming. Bear in mind, I sought out feedback and reasoning for the rejection. Enjoy.