Archive for November 19th, 2010

Film challenge screenings – and your next obstruction

November 19, 2010

Northwest Film Forum’s film challenges are a great way to improve your filmmaking skills, think creatively and meet new people!  Come see the results of our latest Pocket Film Challenge, or try your hand at this winter’s challenge.


Pocket Film Challenge Screenings

November 22 at 8pm

Northwest Film Forum’s latest obstruction for the frisky filmmaker was The Pocket Film Challenge: a small screen, big picture experience.


Filmmakers were asked to use mobile phones to shoot and edit three-minute, one-take films. One-take-films are shot without interruption, from the moment of turning the camera on to the moment of turning the camera off. Any text or music was added using only what is technologically capable with the mobile device. Tonight, we’ll put all submitted small screen images in our big screen cinema.

Click here to read more and purchase tickets >

Announcing the Winter 2010-11 Film Challenge!

Sound First Film Challenge
One of the key elements of any good movie is its sound design and mix. It is an element that often if not always comes as a response to images that the filmmaker shot and audio they recorded on location. This quarter for our film challenge we provide filmmakers with some pre-recorded and mixed sound asking them to create images to accompany. Are you up for the challenge?

Films must  be submitted on 35mm, 16mm, BETA SP, DVCAM, or DVD. All submitted works   will be screened.

Submissions are due February 17; screenings take place  on February 24.

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November 19, 2010

Theater Shows Children ‘Saw 3D’ Instead Of Cartoon

November 19, 2010

An audience in Revere, Mass., bought tickets for the cartoon movie Megamind. Parents thought it strange when the previews promoted R-rated films. When the feature started, it was actually the horror movie Saw 3-D, with a rather gruesome opening scene. The projectionist had started the wrong film.

via NPR