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Director Interviews

 As everyone knows, by the end of last season I was rather frustrated. I am one person with a lot to do and I have spent a lot of time sick of late. It was bound to happen sooner or later However that doesn’t change the fact that there is a problem that I need to put an end to. There are actually two parts to this problem. The first is people dropping out of the festival without notifying us. It takes less than five minutes (unless you are the worlds slowest typer) to send an email saying “Hey, I need to drop out of the festival.” You don’t need to give a reason You don’t need to apologize. It doesn’t need to be a formal email. We just need to know. No one is going to be mad or tell you that you can’t enter again or anything. S*** happens. ...

Season 16 News

SimsFilmFest Season 16 opens in just 25 days. I am trying very hard to get the things done that need to be done for the start of the season but time is not on my side. It’s hard to believe, but I ended up sicker than I was at the end of Season 15 and ended up on a few more medications short term to slap my immune system into doing it’s thing. That’s not the big issue at the moment though. We are in the middle of buying our own house and packing to move…and I am doing it with another case of shingles. I am so glad to be getting out of this small-ass apartment (seriously, there is nothing like tripping over the furniture, the cat, the dog, and other family members on a daily basis). I have seriously spent the bulk of the 3 and a half years that ...

Machinima Poster Poll

We are looking at making machinima posters for all entries mandatory, as they are used when putting together the final magazine. It is time consuming to have to stop work on the magazine numerous times to watch machinimas in order to grab a screen shot for an image that can be used in the magazine. We then risk not using something that the directors would like to represent their project. Before we make the final decision, we want to know your thoughts on this, so please, take a moment to let us know your thoughts.   For those who participate in SimsFilmfest, how do you feel about machinima posters being mandatory for all entries? Please remember, that you can leave comments on the blog posts to let us know your thoughts if the poll just doesn’t cut it.

Possible New Site Feature for Consideration

In our End of the Season Feedback Questionnaire the idea of IMBD like ratings was suggested to show up in Insider Magazine. I don’t believe that Insider Magazine is the place for such a thing for a number of reasons. The biggest is we would have to depend on the viewers at home to send us stuff to print and depending on how excited people are to give their own reviews the magazine could end up nothing but reviews. However, it is something we can do on the site.  Before I go any further I need to say a few things. This is going to be a time consuming project to implement. Gus and I don’t mind doing it as long as people are going to use it.  We will not allow anonymous reviews to be posted to the site. A name and email must be attached to the review (emails will not be ...

End of Season Feedback Questionnaire

We’ve had a few problems this season that we would like to prevent in the future. Please take the time and fill out the end of the season feedback questionnaire to help us prevent those problems in the future and improve the festival for everyone. Thank you. You will need to be signed into your google account. All answers are recorded anomalously. Loading…

Important Festival Information

Today was supposed to be the opening day of SimsFilmFest and I am experiencing a deal of frustration right now in regards to the festival. I chose not to do the last magazine because I couldn’t write anything without being bitchy. I’m still having that problem. Over the last two and a half weeks or so I have gotten an plethora of people asking me the same two things. 1. Why isn’t my trailer/machinima on the playlist? 2. I’m confused by the email you sent out. When are projects due? This is seriously aggravating because people who have entered the festival numerous times are telling me they didn’t know they were supposed to send in emails with links to their trailer and finished project. I have always asked for this. I remind everyone of this constantly in the magazine, and on Facebook and Twitter. It’s always been in the welcome ...

The Sims International Film Festival was created in 2010 as a way to foster creativity in The Sims community through machinima, an art form that uses video game footage to make movies. Over the years, as new entries in The Sims franchise were released and new editing methods became available, we’ve seen a lot of changes, but one thing has remained constant: our commitment to showcasing the creativity of this community and inspiring new artists.

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