Why Do Film Festivals Reject Good Films?

Anthony Kaufman, writing for Indiewire

Film festivals reject movies for a variety of reasons -- quality, or the lack of it, of course -- but there are other factors, as well: achieving a "balanced program"; picking films appropriate to specific local audiences. But do some films have a harder time than others? Can a film's subject matter or style hurt its chances for exposure?

 Yes. Of course. Anyone who suggests otherwise is kidding themselves.