After a two-month string of rejections from film festivals, last week I learned that a short I made entirely, including editing, on my iPhone earned nominations for best director, best cinematography and best short experimental film. Just like that – which is exactly what I said to myself the week before last after getting my fifth or sixth rejection in three days. It is difficult not to have strong emotions around rejection. The most important thing for an artist to do is keep making art. The second most important thing is for her to keep putting the art out there. If the art is not out there, it will not even be seen let alone be selected.
Source: Staying (the course) Power