12th Annual 72 Hour Film Shootout #filmmaking

Posted March 24, 2016

Celebrating diversity and artistic empowerment, the Twelfth Annual 72 Hour Film Shootout (“Shootout”) returns this summer under the auspices of and in collaboration with Asian CineVision and is now accepting registrations for this summer’s Shootout competition from filmmakers, actors, writers, directors, etc. Register at www.film-lab.org!

The Shootout is a worldwide competition in which filmmaking teams are given a common theme at the start and then have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, and complete short films up to five minutes in length. Teams compete for network mentorships (NBC, etc.), to be seen by the Executive Director of Primetime Casting for ABC, cash, prizes and the chance to have their films screened at the prestigious Asian American International Film Festival (“AAIFF”), the first and longest-running U.S. festival of its kind. As an integral part of AAIFF, the Shootout celebrates the creativity and genius of the directors, their casts and crews as they share stories by, about and for filmmakers of color and women around the world. AAIFF has played a vital role in discovering and nurturing such acclaimed talent as Wayne Wang (THE JOY LUCK CLUB), Ang Lee (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN), Mira Nair (THE NAMESAKE), Zhang Yimou (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS), Christine Choy (WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN?), Steven Okazaki (THE MUSHROOM CLUB), Jessica Yu (PING PONG PLAYA), and Justin Lin (FAST FIVE).

The competition is open to actors and filmmakers of ALL races, religions and nationalities. It does create a unique opportunity for Asian American filmmakers and other filmmakers of color to demonstrate their talent, gain exposure in the entertainment industry and impact the visibility of Asian American stories and characters in film. One of the Shootout requirements is that at least one key production member (e.g., director, producer or writer) and a principal actor from each team must be of Asian descent.

Deadline for 2016 registration is May 31, 2016! For more information: www.film-lab.org and www.Facebook.com/72hrshootout

The Film Lab TM is a 501(c)(3) non profit dedicated to the promotion and support of ethnic and gender diversity in film and television through education, outreach and networking. The Film Lab and the 72 Hour Shootout are Registered Trademarks of the Film Lab and may not be used without express written authorization.

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2015 MHC Online Film Festival #filmfestival

Posted October 14, 2015

The MHC Online Film Festival (MHC OFF) is now live! Watch the Official Selection films and cast your vote for the Audience Award until October 22, 2015. All films are free to view, under 20 minutes in length and cover a variety of genres. The official selections were chosen by both the quality of the film and by their representation of, or expression of mental health.

Enjoy the MHC OFF and vote for your favorite film at MentalHealthChannel.tv/film-festival
Like MHC on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MentalHealthChannel
Follow MHC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mentalhealthcnl

More About the Festival:
The MHC Online Film Festival (MHC OFF) seeks to celebrate and promote filmmakers who, through excellent storytelling and filmmaking, raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues. The films in our Official Selection do this in creative and surprising ways. We opened the festival to all genres of short films (under 20 minutes) and have documentaries, narratives, animations and experimental films all represented. It’s an eclectic mix of high-quality films.

About MHC:
The festival is a production of MHC (The Mental Health Channel), a new online network dedicated to mental health programming. We hope to change the conversation on mental health in this country to encompass wellness as much as illness, and to recognize that mental health is something we all have, just as we all have physical health.

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Event: “Films of Self” Gallery Show #callforentries #casting

Posted August 13, 2015
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The Confederation: An Alternate History Web Series [fundraiser] #fundraising

Posted June 7, 2013

‘The Confederation’ is a future web series set during the 1960’s in a world where the South won the American Civil War. The story will focus on a group of former slaves as well as a squad of Confederate female snipers fighting in the Cuban War (the Confederacy’s version of Vietnam.) The series will be filmed in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Recently, a Kickstarter campaign was launched in order to fund the first season. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2108289846/the-confederation)

Kickstarter Goal:
$2,500 (Will help fund the pilot episode.)

Some of the Rewards for Backers:
$10 – Digital Downloads of the songs ‘John Brown’s Body’ and ‘Dixie’
$20 – Digital Download of the first episodes, including bonus content
$30 – DVD Copy of the first episodes, plus additional bonus content

Website
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2108289846/the-confederation

The 72 Hour Shootout

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Celebrating diversity and artistic empowerment, the Ninth Annual 72 Hour Film Shootout (“Shootout”) returns this summer under the auspices of and in collaboration with Asian CineVision and is now accepting registrations for this summer’s Shootout competition from filmmakers, actors, writers, directors, etc.

The Shootout is a worldwide competition in which filmmaking teams are given a common theme at the start and then have 72 hours to write, shoot, edit, and complete short films up to five minutes in length. Teams compete for cash, prizes and the chance to have their films screened at the prestigious Asian American International Film Festival (“AAIFF”), now in its 36th year and New York’s leading festival for independent Asian and Asian American film and video, and the first and longest-running U.S. festival of its kind. As an integral part of AAIFF, the Shootout celebrates the creativity and genius of the directors, their casts and crews as they share stories by, about and for Asian Americans and other filmmakers of color with the world. AAIFF has played a vital role in discovering and nurturing such acclaimed talent as Wayne Wang (THE JOY LUCK CLUB), Ang Lee (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN), Mira Nair (THE NAMESAKE), Zhang Yimou (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS), Christine Choy (WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN?), Steven Okazaki (THE MUSHROOM CLUB), Jessica Yu (PING PONG PLAYA), and Justin Lin (FAST FIVE).

The competition is open to actors and filmmakers of ALL races, religions and nationalities. It does create a unique opportunity for Asian American filmmakers and other filmmakers of color to demonstrate their talent, gain exposure in the entertainment industry and impact the visibility of Asian American stories and characters in film. One of the Shootout requirements is that at least one key production member (e.g., director, producer or writer) and a principal actor from each team must be of Asian descent.

Deadline for 2013 registration is May 31, 2013! Registration begins March 1st! For more information:
http://www.asianamericanfilmlab.org/72-Hour-Shootout.html

and

https://www.facebook.com/events/552394944800602/ The Asian American Film Lab TM is a 501(c)(3) non profit dedicated to the promotion and support of ethnic and gender diversity in film and television through education, outreach and networking. Visit us online at http://www.asianamericanfilmlab.org.

Win Tickets to the “Thunderstruck” World Premiere!


The world premiere of the much-anticipated short film “Thunderstruck” is this Friday, March 23, 2012!

And guess what… you can be there!

Just go to www.ZackHosseiniFilms.com and click on the link to enter!

100 tickets will be given out, so act fast and you could see the film first!

“Thunderstruck” releases on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 24th.
www.ThunderstruckMovie.com

 

Trailer for Upcoming Short Film “Thunderstruck”

The official trailer for “Thunderstruck”, the much-anticipated short film from Zack Hosseini Films, has just been released!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knw1rFIZ3Qw

Written and Directed by: Zack Hosseini
Starring: Tristan Davis-Jung
Synopsis: Jason Meyers gets trapped in a forest fire and hit by a cursed tree that gives him the power to control fire!
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2249159/
Official Site: www.ThunderstruckMovie.com

Indie Horror Feature ‘Day of a Thousand Screams’ Needs Your Help

Co-Directed by Ruben Rox (from the upcoming “Chubby Killer”, “Purulent”) and Shawnee McCormack (director of “Revenge of the Unhappy Campers” and “My Night in Town”). Principal photography by Alex Williams (“Dead End”, “Epidemic”) and starring Catherine Franklin (from upcoming “Vampire Camp”) as Natasha McGrath and special appearance by Lucien Eisenach (“Dead Clowns”, “Psycho Santa” and many other indie Horror flicks) as fellow TV reporter Matt Morbid.

Story: Local TV reporter Natasha McGrath, her camera man and assistant are sent to the woods one afternoon to shoot a last minute Halloween segment. Shortly after arriving they meet a few others in the area, including the very protective (and angry) caretaker who happens to have the power to control time and the recently deceased. Victims die in slasher fashion… Supernatural elements kick in when some of his victims return as members of the undead!

We are raising funds to cover some of the post-production costs which include sound editing and color correction among a few other things. We at Bloody Valley Films have already finished principal cinematography last summer. Sadly our main investor had to back out earlier this year and while we have put our own money into the film, there are several post-production issues we still need to work on. This includes sound effects, color correction, and some digital visual effects -death scenes are CGI free by the way-.

We have opened an indiegogo page at: http://www.indiegogo.com/thousand-screams

Please visit/donate and/or help spread our indiegogo page link… Feel free to repost on facebook, myspace, twitter, your website, outside your enemy’s house, anywhere you want. Make sure to let us know your name/website/etc. (at bloodyvalleyfilms@gmail.com) and we will add your name in the “These folks rock” section in the end credits of the movie…

We will be eternally grateful and of course all those who donate get cool things like: replicated DVD, signed poster, handwritten thank you note from one of the directors… even film a death scene with a character named after you!

Thank you!

CALL FOR ENTRY: Moving Pictures Film Festival

The Moving Pictures Film Festival is a first time non-profit short film festival put on by the Not So Fine Arts Society of Quincy, Illinois. The overall purpose of this is to not only expose an audience to a diverse collection of films, but also to offer a genuine theatrical experience emphasizing a traditional presentation of cinema. As a film fest we aim to present a wide variety of filmmaking – short films, trailers, documentaries, animation, experimental, music videos, student work, and any micro budget to big budget film in between. Being a first time fest there will be no entry fee or monetary awards given. This is a small fest in a small town with an idea of creating a big show. These films are intended to be used solely to entertain an audience and enhance their appreciation for the filmmaking process. The Moving Pictures Film Festival is about not only exposing you to a new audience, but to expose our audience to something new. Please refer to website for any questions, contact info, or to make a submission. Thanks!

http://web.me.com/brycegilbert/Moving_Pictures_Film_Festival/Home.html

Nokia Shorts 2011 Winner

Splitscreen: A Love Story from JW Griffiths on Vimeo.

British director is crowned the winner of Nokia Shorts 2011

Splitscreen, a movie about two people falling in love, is named the World’s Best Short Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

After four months of searching the globe to find the world’s best short film in partnership with online video sharing site Vimeo®; Nokia has crowned JW Griffiths from Great Britain as the winner of Nokia Shorts 2011.

His movie on two people falling in love, told through both their perspectives simultaneously, won over the crowd and critics at The Nokia Shorts Weekender at the Edinburgh International Film Festival where the finals of the Nokia Shorts 2011 took place.

Eight filmmakers hailing from the United Kingdom, Finland, Australia and North America were shortlisted from thousands to create a short film for the finals of Nokia Shorts 2011. Each filmmaker brought their own unique vision to life on screen; basing their films on a wide variety of themes including homelessness, child fantasy, isolation and perception. Each film was created on the Nokia N8 smartphone.

All films were showcased at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in front of experts in the film industry and dedicated movie fans. The Nokia Shorts 2011 Jury including Oscar winner and CEO of digital advertising agency R/GA Bob Greenberg, film aficionado Jalmari Helander and Director of short film ‘Rare Exports Inc’, unanimously agreed that James’ thought-provoking mobile movie would receive the Nokia Shorts Prize & $10,000 USD prize fund.

Steven Overman, Vice President Marketing Creation, Nokia states: ‘”Every film submitted for the final of Nokia Shorts was exceptional but James’ movie about two people falling in love stood out. The objective of competition was to empower filmmakers from around the world with the amazing, high quality video capabilities of the Nokia N8 smartphone. We loved all eight films and it was very tough to choose a winner, and we hope creative people everywhere are as inspired by the results as we are.”

The runner up films at The Nokia Shorts Weekender were:

1. ‘Pearls of Wisdom ‘
Jason Van Genderen – Australia
A unique, short documentary featuring ‘pearls of wisdom’ from homeless and displaced people

2. ‘The Adventures of a Cardboard Box’
Temujin Doran – UK
The escapades of one boy and his cardboard box – his own gateway to a million, fantasy adventures

3. ‘Dirt’
Joseph Marcantonio – UK
A post-apocalyptic cowboy film

4. ‘The Rider’
Josh Brooks – USA
A classic story with a twist set in the hills of Montana

5. ‘Thunk in Public’
Ryan Maples – USA
A comedy short on unfiltered thoughts, leading to awkward situations

6. Homecoming
Teemu Nikki – Finland
Humourous film featuring key props including salmon, knife and a pair of gloves

7. Daniel
Aurora Fearnley – UK
A drama fantasy about one person coming to terms with a special, mystery gift

The winning film, as well as the other 7 finalist’s films are now online to view: http://www.vimeo.com/nokia

The Nokia N8 introduces HD-quality video recording (with a stabilizing function to help reduce camera shake) and film editing software so consumers can produce the blockbusters they want straight from the palm of their hand. With a microphone on both the front and the back of the handset for a greater sense of the original ambient environment and Dolby® Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound, the Nokia N8 is the ideal smartphone for directors in the making.

Screenwriting Contest!

 The Writers Place Screenplay Contest

WRITERS PLACE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
MEET AND COLLABORATE WITH AGENTS AND PRODUCERS
COORDINATE WITH PRODUCTION COMPANIES

We accept full-length features & MOWs, short film scripts, and TV scripts (1/2 hour)

Final Submission Deadlines: 15 May & 15 November

Great Prizes!!!

See More at :http://www.thewritersplace.org/screenplay_contest.shtml

Screenwriting Contest for Ed Burns’ Web Series “The Lynch Pin”

Ed Burns co-produces and stars in “The Lynch Pin”, a ten-episode digital short series about hitman Dan Lynch (code name Golden Harp) and his attempt to get out of the killing game. The only problem is… the series ends with a cliffhanger!

The world has been waiting for two years to know what happened and Scripped.com wants YOU to write the next episode!!

Watch the whole series here: http://www.goldenharp.net and then write what comes next! These shorts are pretty short which means your script should be 3-4 pages. Be aware of the pacing, language, setting; your script should follow the established format and style of the series.

You’ve got until the end of February to submit your script, so plenty of time for brilliance! Scripts will be judged by Ed Burns and one lucky writer will receive $300 and a signed screenplay by the man himself!

For more details, click here to check out the contest page!