First annual “St. Paddy’s Film Crawl: A Short Filmmaking Competition”.
Screening and judging on Saturday, March 14.
Screening and voting will be at downtown businesses and thru social media.
Join the party at the BAC! All films will be shown at the BAC blackbox theater
Yes, they can vote for two different films.
However, vote for more than two all of your votes will be canceled out. ONLY VOTES MADE DURING THE CRAWL TIME PERIOD WILL BE COUNTED!
Filmmakers were encouraged to partner with downtown businesses (bars, restaurants, retailers, museums) who will show their film repeatedly on Saturday, March 14 from 4-10pm. Audience will “crawl” from location to location to view films and voting will be done through Facebook.
Downtown Businesses are encouraged to contact Darla Bayer, email@example.com or 830-7939, if they would like to participate in the St. Paddy’s Film Crawl, a fun way to promote your business. The business can create their own film team or we will offer the registered teams the list of those businesses interested in participating. Businesses are also encouraged to promote the film made with their establishment.
Participating businesses must have the means to show their filmmakers film and a donation would be greatly appreciated for the grand “Audience Choice” award. All donating businesses will get recognition.
Films will be shown at downtown businesses as well as the Brewery Arts Center in the MHJ Black Box Theatre. All the films will show in rotation from 4pm until 10pm.
Films cannot be less than 1 minute or more than 10 minutes in length. They must utilize one fact about St Patrick’s Day and can be Documentary or Mockumentary in nature, a narrative must be somewhere within the film as well as the business the film team partners with, be it their logo, a mention of the business, a scene shot in the establishment or in the background.
Teams should register now and may begin making their films as soon as registered. Register by emailing Darla Bayer at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 775-830-7939. $10 registration fee per team.
This competition is based on blatant self promotion of the film. An “Audience Choice Award” will be given to the film that accrues the largest number of votes on March 14. Filmmaking teams must register no later than Feb 14. Films are due on March 7 and an additional week is allowed for further promotion of the films. Promotion is key. Start immediately. Social media, print, promotional gadgets, any means to get the word out to vote for your film.
“Judged” best film will win a meet and greet with director/filmmaker Barbara Allen, Middle Passage Productions, independent filmmaker 2013 Best Documentary Emmy Award for “Colorblind: Rethinking Race”, 2011 Emmy Award for DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis and 2008 Honors at Cannes Film Festival.
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