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Final Deadline approaches [10 Jun 2009|10:59am]

indiefilmpage
Call for entries Coney Island Film Festival



indiefilmpage.com and Coney Island USA present the 9th annual Coney Island Film Festival October 2- 4, 2009 at Sideshows by the Seashore and The Coney Island Museum in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood Coney Island, New York!

Late Deadline July 3, 2009 (postmarked)
Extended late deadline July 10, 2009 (postmarked)

The Coney Island Film Festival is open to filmmmakers working in ALL GENRES, SUBJECTS AND FORMATS.

Coney Island Film Fest website, click here

Enter through Withoutabox.com, click here

Paper entry form, click here
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HOW I GOT LOST - Starring Aaron Stanford and Rosemarie DeWitt [05 Jun 2009|04:19pm]
howigotlostfilm


On September 11, we got drunk...

Written and directed by Joe Leonard

Original score by Kaki King

www.howigotlost.com

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HELP PROMOTE THIS MOVIE! [03 Mar 2009|08:10am]

muppetfingers
HI!

Help promote this movie made by a friend of me!!! I'd thought I'd help him promote his movie on couchsurfing! SPREAD this post in your online communities or websites! THANK YOU! Here's the e-mail he sent me:

Hello Family and Friends,

I was just recently accepted into the NFFTY Film Festival for my junior thesis "Mary's Ring." The festival is held in Seattle, which I will attend April 22-25. To help promote my film for this festival, I need your help.

The festival has a homepage:

http://nffty.bside.com/2009

Please visit the website and film search "Mary's Ring." Once there, you'll be able to access stills, a 40 second trailer, and a short synopsis. THE MORE VISITS MY PAGE GETS THE MORE MY FILM WILL BE PROMOTED. Feel free to write a friendly review and rate my short. The more you visit my page the higher my count gets and the higher my count gets the better chance Mary's Ring will be on the website's homepage.

Thank you so much! Chad

Feel free to contact me if you need to contact Chad personally or add comments and I will tell him about what you think or said.

Thank you for your time and great help!
Franzi
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[26 Feb 2009|02:03pm]

indiefilmpage
Call for entries Coney Island Film Festival



indiefilmpage.com and Coney Island USA present the 9th annual Coney Island Film Festival October 2- 4, 2009 at Sideshows by the Seashore and The Coney Island Museum in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood Coney Island, New York!

Early Bird Deadline February 27, 2009 (postmarked)
Regular Deadline April 24, 2009 (postmarked)
Late Deadline July 3, 2009 (postmarked)
Extended late deadline July 10, 2009 (postmarked)

The Coney Island Film Festival is open to filmmmakers working in ALL GENRES, SUBJECTS AND FORMATS.

Coney Island Film Fest website, click here

Enter through Withoutabox.com, click here

Paper entry form, click here
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SUBMISSIONS OPEN for DC Shorts Film Festival 2009 [02 Dec 2008|10:29am]

dcshorts
Submissions are now open for the 2009 edition of the famed DC Shorts Film Festival! Visit the updated web site at http://dcshorts.com

DC Shorts turns the spotlight on truly independent short films, created by new and established filmmakers in an era when the art of filmmaking is opening to all. We select films from every genre for our competition screenings — with a special focus on films created by metropolitan Washington, DC-based directors and writers. After each screening, filmmakers have the opportunity to speak to the audience as part of a moderated panel.

In 2008, DC Shorts reviewed more than 750 entries from around the globe. We selected 103 short films for screenings at 8 showcases during the competition weekend of September 11-14, 2008, with each show featuring an average of ten short films. Since a major focus of the event is the inclusion of filmmakers, many of the films were represented by the more than 108 filmmakers in attendance from 8 countries. More than 2,600 people attended the screenings.

DC Shorts gives ALL ENTIRES feedback -- a point which impressed MovieMaker Magazine to name us as "one of 20 festivals worth an entry fee," AND as "one of the leading film festivals" in the country.

THE EARLYBIRD DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15, 2009.  Submission fees go up after that date -- so enter now and save!

I look forward to seeing your new works!

- Jon Gann
 Festival Director



PS: If you have a film of Asian or European interest, check out the new EuroAsia Shorts Film Festival at http://euroasiashorts.com  Low fees, unique themes, and screenings at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington DC.
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[28 Jul 2008|10:17am]

projecttwenty1
Seattle Filmmakers & Animators!

Got Films? Want them distributed?
 

Submissions for undistributed films to the Philadelphia Film-A-Thon are still open! The Winner of "Best Feature" will receive a screening at the International House Philadelphia Theater, a copy of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, the Official Philadelphia Film-A-Thon trophy, waived entry into next year's festival, and an international distribution offer by Polychrome Pictures through Warner Bros Worldwide Home Video/DVD. Visit www.ProjectTwenty1.com for more info.   

Note: Short films & animations will also receive screenings & awards at year's Film-A-Thon, but we do not have a promise from PC/WB to distribute them BUT YOU NEVER KNOW! If you have something exceptional, please send it our way, and we will do the best we can it in front of the right eyeballs! 

[x-posted to find the best film possible!]  
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Make Your Dog a Star! [24 Jul 2008|04:05pm]

the_baxter
A local music video company is seeking 2 dogs who can look mean, bark and snarl to take part in a music video for a national act. We aren't looking for pure of specific breeds, but we want something similar to or a mix of a pit pull, rotweiller, doberman or wolf-like dogs.

We will also need the owner on set to handle the dogs. Ideally, the dogs are sweet but can act mean on command.

We are shooting on the 6th and 7th of August during the day.

We will pay the owner a stipend for their time.

This music video will be on MTV.

Please respond to thebaxter(at)gmail(dot)com with pictures of the dogs and confirmation of your availability. A description of the dogs' personalities is also helpful.

Thank you!
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[22 May 2008|06:07pm]

projecttwenty1

Last year, Teams from Hawaii, Japan, Michigan, Miami, Philadelphia and all over the US signed up to create an original animation or film based on one common secret "Element" in just 21 Days. But we din't have anyone to represent Seattle! Come on, guys, there has to be a reason why you all have such great coffee up there...it's to feed the filmmakers that never sleep!!!

Do you Seattle--based filmmakers need an excuse to make a movie, a venue to screen your film, or a deadline to help make sure that your talent, locations, and crew stay on schedule? Look no further - Project Twenty1 is here!

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DC Shorts Film Festival - FINAL Deadline approaching! [23 Apr 2008|03:31pm]

modmoviegirl
Attention all Filmmakers and Writers,

This is a reminder that the final deadline for submissions for the 2008 DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL is fast approaching -- May 1 -- that's right, in a week!

Register your SHORT FILM or SCREENPLAY today by clicking http://dcshorts.com/submissions  The registration fee is $40 ($35 for students)

All entries will receive feedback and comments from the judges -- that's worth the price of entry alone!  And those selected will play in one of the fastest-growing and "most important" short film festivals -- as reported by "MovieMaker Magazine"

So, get in before it's too late.  http://dcshorts.com/submissions
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DC Shorts Film Festival - Regular Deadline approaching! [28 Mar 2008|12:51pm]

modmoviegirl
Hey guys, I’m here to remind you that the deadline is fast approaching for the DC Shorts Film Festival! In fact, it’s just over two weeks away –April 15th!

What is the DC Shorts Film Festival, you may ask? The DC Shorts Film Competitions spotlight truly independent short films (under 20 minutes) in every genre, created by new and established filmmakers. There are many categories to enter — lots of cash prizes and limited distribution deals to win!

Don’t forget about the Screenwriting Competition going on as well. The DC Shorts Screenplay Competition for scripts under 15 pages. Finalists will be performed in front of a live audience to compete for a $2,000 cash award and a guaranteed slot in DC Shorts 2009.

Mail films and materials to:

DC Shorts Film Festival
1317 F Street, NW, Suite 920
Washington, DC 20004
USA
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Call for entries Coney Island Film Festival [26 Feb 2008|10:48am]

indiefilmpage
indiefilmpage.com and Coney Island USA present the 8th annual Coney Island Film Festival September 26- 28, 2008 at Sideshows by the Seashore and The Coney Island Museum in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood Coney Island, New York!

Regular Deadline April 25th, 2008 (postmarked) $25 entry fee.
Late deadline June 25th, 2008 (postmarked)
Extended late deadline July 3rd, 2008 (postmarked)

Enter early and save on the entry fee.

The Coney Island Film Festival is open to filmmakers working in ALL GENRES, SUBJECTS AND FORMATS.

Coney Island Film Fest website, click here

Enter through Withoutabox.com, click here

Paper entry form, click here
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Lady Wasteland: A post apocalyptic webisode series - PRESS RELEASE [02 Feb 2008|10:26pm]

odeoncinema


The wasteland has been released upon the world... and thus far, we've accrued over half-a-million views.

Lady Wasteland - A post apocalyptic webisode series, developed by Wasteland Films LLC has completed the release of their seven pilot episodes which can now be viewed online at www.ladywasteland.com

This will be the first interactive journal of Lady Wasteland, which will be managed by Director Mark Roush.

PRESS RELEASE

Lady Wasteland - Episode seven of seven pilot episodes released Friday, Jan 10th.
Portland, OR – January 10th, 2008 – Episode Seven of the Lady Wasteland pilot series – The First, goes live this Friday morning at 12:01am PST.

Episode 7: The First – After several years of hunting, Lady comes across the first of seven murderers who killed her best friend.

Lady Wasteland has received front-page placement on many popular video sharing sites such as Veoh.com, Revver.com, Dailymotion.com, Metacafe.com and Crackle.com where it received three editor’s choice awards.

Annalee Newitz from www.io9.com wrote, "This cool show, co-created by Mark Roush, is a near-future version of Firefly with scrappy heroes on a brokedown frontier. It's exactly the kind of show that should get picked up by SciFi Channel now that Battlestar Galactica is heading into its final season".

Based upon the recent success of many post-apocalyptic and dystopian-esque stories such as Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”, the feature film Children of Men and the release of Will Smith’s new film, “I am Legend” both Mark Roush and co-creator Greg Demchak believe the market is prime for the return of the post-apocalyptic genre.
Filmed in numerous locations in the Pacific Northwest over the course of eight days. Director Mark Roush wanted to break the paradigm of the post apocalyptic genre and redefine it for a new generation.

In this story, there is no set geographic location for where the series takes place. Creators Mark Roush and Greg Demchak were of firm belief that one of the last places you'd find survivors in a post apocalyptic environment would be in the desert wearing leather jackets and driving around in dune buggies.
They’d be found foraging in the forest, hiding in abandoned factories and struggling to survive in decaying suburban homes.

The structure of the pilot series is designed around three separate stories which intersect and parallel one another. For later episodes there will be numerous sub-plots coming into play -- involving new characters and situations which will have effects on future episodes dealing with our lead characters. Everything is connected... everything has meaning.

Welcome to the wasteland. Enjoy the decay.

www.ladywasteland.com
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"What The Hell Did I Just Watch?" Comedy Video Festival [02 Feb 2008|04:47pm]

ohthehumdotcom
[ mood | excited ]

Hey everyone,

We're putting on the "What The Hell Did I Just Watch" Comedy Video Festival this weekend. We're very interested in alternative video comedy and we're trying to create a place where other filmmakers can showcase their stuff. So, we've assembled two hour long shows the funniest stuff we could find. We don't really care how much it costs to make, or who's in it, just if it makes us laugh. So if that sounds like your kind of thing, come on down to the Rendezvous-Jewelbox theater in Belltown, this Friday and Saturday. One show is at 7pm, and a second, different show is at 8:30pm. $10 at the door. There is some rated R stuff in there, just so you know. Thanks.


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Now Accepting Submissions - 2008 DC Shorts Film Festival [28 Jan 2008|12:36pm]

modmoviegirl
Submissions Now Open!!!

2008 Competitions:

    * DC Shorts Film Competitions spotlight truly independent short films (under 20 minutes) in every genre, created by new and established filmmakers. Many categories to enter — lots of cash prizes and limited distribution deals to win!.
    * DC Shorts Screenplay Competition for scripts under 15 pages. Finalists will be performed in front of a live audience to compete for a $2,000 cash award and a guaranteed slot in DC Shorts 2009!

MovieMaker Magazine calls DC Shorts “one of the nation’s leading short film festivals.” Filmmakers enjoy fabulous parties, city tours, and are provided with housing, meals and transportation. But most importantly, they enjoy the opportunity to meet and learn from other filmmakers — an experience that comes from the premier showcase dedicated to short films and the people who make them.

In 2007, DC Shorts reviewed more than 500 entries from around the globe. We selected 89 short films for screenings at 8 showcase, with each show featuring an average of ten short films. Since a major focus of the event is the inclusion of filmmakers, many of the films were represented by the more than 100 filmmakers in attendance.

For more information, please visit our page here.
 
AND

Best of the Fest!
 
Two different shows, One Great Night

Friday, February 8, 7:00pm and 9:30pm and Saturday, February 9, 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Goethe-Institut of Washington, 812 7th Street NW (Metro: Gallery Place)

$10 per show, $15 for the evening. Tickets available here or at the door (cash only).

See selections from the Best of DC Shorts 2007! Many of these films have gone on to play festivals, theaters and television broadcasts around the globe. See movie list and descriptions here.
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When the Man [12 Oct 2007|10:23am]

chadruin
I am excited to announce that When the Man is playing in front of an audiance. For those who are new here or don't remember, When the Man is my short film series. It is a stylized 1220's, silent, horror series in which Death has gone rogue and he is trying to steal as many of the Devil's souls as he can before the sun comes up.

If you are in the Portland, Oregon area and you want to see my films along with a fantastically morbid play, filled with sex and violence in the form of Grand Guignol Theatre, then come to the Crimson Room at the Village Ballroom. If you would like to meet me in person, Miss Blythe (star of Episode 3) and I will be attending Oct. 26th's show. I may or may not come in character. If not, look for the red head:)



When the Man on youtube
Episode 1
Episode 3
Episode 5
The theater versions are slightly different, credits and framed with curtains along an enhanced version of Episode 5.


For tickets
The Tragedies
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Rose Garden Needed for Music Video Shoot [13 Sep 2007|10:40am]

the_baxter
X-Posted to seattle

I am looking to use someone's rose garden on September the 20th for no more than 4 hours in which to shoot part of a music video. I can offer small monetary compensation and the glory of having your rose garden immortalized on film forever. This is for a well-known band and the video WILL be seen by many. Please email if you have a location to offer: tangent_productions at yahoo dot com. Thanks!
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When the Man: Episode 2 (Sneak Peek) [18 Jun 2007|10:32am]

chadruin
Here you have it boils and ghouls, a sneak peek at the set for Episode 2. A heart broken man reads his wife's suicide note and leaps to his doom as Mount Rainier erupts, spewing ash down upon a hapless city, turning his tears to mud.


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When the Man: Episode 3 "The Starlet's Razor" [31 May 2007|09:15am]

chadruin
Here is Episode 3. It is my favorite of the When the Man series. It is special to me for many reasons. It is the most somber of the series to date and the only episode that went straight from the storyboards to reality without a hitch. The biggest reason this episode is so special to me though is because I met one of the most talented actresses I have ever known and one of the most amazing people I will ever know. Blythe and I instantly became best friends and later, lovers. We have been inseparable ever since.

Episode 3 is part of a 2-parter. In the portion you are about to see a young starlet commits suicide and Death writes her suicide note for her, using her own blood as ink. The other portion of this episode, which, due to the complexity of the scene, will be released much later. The Guild of Funerary Violinists were kind enough to give me permission to use their music for this episode. If you have not heard them yet, give them a listen. Their music is as beautiful as it is creepy. I love it!

Camera Ops: Cannabelle & Chad Ruin
Music: Guild of Funerary Violinists
Actress: Blythe Oliver
Actor/effects: Chad Ruin



NOT WORK SAFE!
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When the man: Episode 5 "The Pillow" [23 May 2007|10:52am]

chadruin
Here is Episode 5.

This episode is meant to feel and look very different from the rest of the episodes. When silent films were first released, they were released entirely silent. The music was scored live by the house orchestra of whatever venue the film was playing at. I purposely wrote the music for this to feel like someone elses interpretation of the mood of the scene. Likewise, projection gear varied from house to house. The color and damage is slightly different to convey this variation. I hope all of this comes across and I am not being too artsy for my own good:)

Camera Op: Cannibelle/Chad Ruin
Killer: Joe Rosati
Victim: Sinn Mohr
Death: Chad Ruin

All music and effects were created by yours truely, Mr. Ruin

Enjoy!

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When the Man: Episode 1 [20 May 2007|12:44pm]

chadruin
Everyone has been asking to see my films forever so here you go. I was going to hold off on showing them until all 13 episodes were complete. Due to money and other circumstances, I have only gotten 3 episodes done and probably won't finish the series.

This is When the Man: Episode 1. It is a Stylized 1920's horror film. The premis is that Death has gone rogue and he is trying to steal as many of the Devil's souls as he can before the sun comes up. In this episode, a flapper girl gets ready for a night on the town. Little does she know, She has a date with Death.

Camera Op: Justin Gorman
Assistant Camera Op: Cannibelle
Actress: Emily Treakle
Actor/Music/Effects(and everything else:) Chad Ruin

Enjoy:)

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