Doesn't sound like any credible threats to Transformers 3
come awards time, then.
Fan films have their own rationale and exist for now on their own terms for people who enjoy them. Striving toward professional standards and continual improvement is absolutely what we ought to be doing - but that's not the same as to say that we should imagine that we're playing in the same arena as professionals. Nor are we doing ourselves any favors by aping the promotional apparatus of producers who are competing in the commercial marketplace...which is why, for example, I find the occasionally bruited about idea of "fan film awards" loathsome in every respect.
I pretty much agree with that.