Your favorite fast-film contest is back: Film 2880 will once again unfold with Port Townsend Film Festival! That’s right. You still have 2,880 minutes (48hours) to make your film, and then it will be screened to our great audience as the closing act of PTFF 2010.
Film 2880, which has been exciting PTFF audiences since 2002, is now one pillar of PTFF’s new StoryMakers project. PTFF StoryMakers encourages and supports story creation talent of all ages in our region. We really need to get stories told and heard which bring us all a new measure of understanding, insight and empathy. And we need to have more fun – which is what Film 2880 is all about.
Just after 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, while some folks are frolicking at the Wooden Boat Festival, PTFF will announce via our website and thru Email: the prop, theme and line of dialog for your weekend masterpiece. With a huge round of virtual applause, positive expectations and general hoorah from the assembled virtual audience, off you go, and before we realize it, you will have journeyed through 2,880 minutes of film, and your team will have created your film of 288 seconds — we’ll call it less than 5 minutes for round numbers.
Before 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, you will either drop a disc holding your finished work in a Quicktime format at the PTFF offices on Taylor St or post to a specified web address. A select panel of film-loving judges will rank the films according to how well the films adhere to criteria and how original and polished it is, then the top 20 will play on the big silver screen at The Peter Simpson Free Cinema on Sunday September 26, 2010 as the final event of our 11th annual PT Film Festival. The films will be shown according to ranking and while the film makers will know they are in the top 20, they wont know their ranking until their film is shown. The American Legion Hall is the location for the PSFC this year, plenty of room for everyone to attend the screening of all 20 films.
The entry fee is $60. The criteria will be announced on this web page and emailed to contestants. You can make your film anywhere you want, and the criteria will be emailed to you at your local time.
Pacific Northwest filmmaker Dan Zukovic’s “DARK ARC”, a modern noir dark comedy called “Absolutely brilliant…truly and completely different…” in Film Threat, will be released on DVD on August 24 through Vanguard Cinema. (http://vanguardcinema.com/darkarc/darkarc.htm). The film had it’s world premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival and it’s US premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival, and screened theatrically at The Grand Illusion in Seattle. Featuring Sarah Strange (“White Noise”), Kurt Max Runte (“X- Men”, “Battlestar Gallactica”) and Dan Zukovic (director and star of the cult comedy “The Last Big Thing”).
*****! (Five Stars) “Absolutely brilliant…truly and completely different…something you’ve never tasted before…” Film Threat
“A black comedy about a very strange love triangle!” Seattle Times
“Consistently stunning images…a bizarre blend of art, sex and opium, “Dark Arc” plays like a candy-coloured version of David Lynch.” IFC News
“Sarah Strange is as decadent as Angelina Jolie thinks she is…don’t see this movie sober!” Metroactive Movies
“Equal parts Film Noir intrigue, pop culture send-up, brain teaser and visual feast.” American Cinematheque
My new film MARROW is going to premiere in 5 days! At Cinequest in San Jose.
Very interesting to see the synopsis they wrote, the picture they chose out of the 6 I sent, and the tag line they came up with.
The 2nd Annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival
April 30th and May 1st, 2011
The Electronic Media Area of the West Virginia University Department of Art is pleased to announce a call for entries to the 2nd annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival. We seek independent, unique and compelling work in film, video and animation. All interested artists, filmmakers, and multimedia enthusiasts are encouraged to submit. Student submissions are also encouraged. Send us your work!
There are no rules governing content or artistic approach. There are no entry fees for submission of work. We only seek well crafted, compelling or conceptually challenging works in video, film and multimedia. The only restriction for competitive entries is a 20-minute maximum running time.
Categories of Competition Works will be considered for five competitive categories:
• Documentary Short
• Narrative Short
• Animation/ Experimental
• Student Production
• Energy Theme (works in any genre that take the theme “Energy” as a focus)
The Energy Theme In an effort to draw attention to the complex problems and issues connecting energy, economics, the environment, and culture, we have established a category for works in any genre that take the theme “Energy” as a focus. These works should address or reflect notions of energy, or the various contexts in which it surfaces in public discourse, such as climate change/global warming, consumption, sustainability, behavior/lifestyle, fossil fuels, renewable sources, economics, politics, industry… etc.
Modest awards have been established by the festival organizers to recognize work of exceptional accomplishment. They include a $200.00 Best of Festival award, and five $100 awards in each of the festival categories: Best Documentary Short, Best Narrative Short, Best Animation/Experimental, Best Student Work, and Best Energy Themed Project.
Deadline for Entries
The deadline for the reception of entries is April 1, 2010. Notification of acceptance will be made as soon as possible prior to screening.
The 2011 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival will be held on April 31st and May 1st in the Bloch Hall Auditorium of the Creative Arts Center, home of the WVU Art Department, and located in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Each festival submission will be carefully reviewed by a screening committee of six practicing, professional artists and filmmakers.
NO ENTRY FEE is required to submit work for consideration.
All entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form which can be downloaded from the website: http://www.mountaineerfilmfest.org. Entry forms may be sent by standard mail or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries may be submitted in one of 4 ways:
• Send by mail a standard definition DVD (NTSC, any region)
• Send by mail a your video on a data DVD (.mov or .avi)
• Upload your full resolution video file (.mov or .avi) to Vimeo.com and make the original source video available for download. Send video link in email to email@example.com along with entry form.
• Upload your full resolution video file (Quicktime or .avi) to: dropbox.com, yousendit.com or rapidshare.com. Follow uploading and sharing instructions. Send download link in email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with entry form.
Mailed-in entries should be sent to: Gerald Habarth, WVMSFF Division of Art and Design, Creative Arts Center West Virginia University Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6111
Gerald Habarth, WVMSFF
Division of Art and Design, CAC
College of Creative Arts
West Virginia University
PO Box 6111
Morgantown, WV 26506-6111