Plus, follow enough people on Twitter and you get a pretty good idea.
Anyway, in my inbox yesterday is an email from the folks at Rooftop Films, a festival/screening series in NYC that you've probably heard of (but has not screened any of my films, even though they totally should). I'm in a generous mood, so I'll help out.
Here, I'll let Danielle take over. This is what she asked me to pass along:
Submit your movies! In May 2009 we will begin celebrating our 13th year of bringing the best underground films in the world outdoors and to the rooftops of New York City. Submit your films and videos now and participate in one of the most unforgettable, unique, filmmaker-friendly, independent film events in the world!
• A complete list of rules and regulations are available on the Rooftop Films Website.
• Films can be submitted via Withoutabox.com or directly to Rooftop Films
• General deadlines and fees have changed since last year: Earlybird: $9, postmarked by January 5, 2009; Regular: $13, postmarked by February 02, 2009; Late: $16, postmarked by March 1, 2009; Without A Box Extended: $16, April 1, 2009 (Without A Box members only).
• Rooftop continues to accept films year round, but if you want to guarantee that your films will be considered for the 2009 Summer Series please make sure to submit them on or before the deadlines.
The 2009 Summer Series will run from May through September and will feature more than 200 daring new films, all screened outdoors, in front of big, loyal audiences in parks, along the water, and on rooftops overlooking the greatest city on earth. More than 15,000 people attended Rooftop screenings in 2008, making it one of the most popular festivals in New York City. The 2009 Summer Series will surely feature even bigger crowds, even more beautiful venues, and more incredible films.
So there's that.