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The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival chose not include “The Bet” in their program; however, they did offer to provide feedback from the judges. Here’s what they wrote:

After reviewing judging forms from the Viewing Committee and the Program Chairs, I have compiled a list of all the positives and negatives of your film. Your film scored high in cinematography, script, acting, editing, direction. One judge said the ending was “awesome!”. I have found no negative critiques of your film. The film made it to the second round of judging. Sometimes a film doesn’t fit the program. Please don’t be disheartened, keep submitting and keep up the good work!

As Matt Wilkinson, the producer, said, “Well that’s the nicest, most non-constructive, rejection I’ve ever seen.” Odd.