2nd annual calgary super8 filmmaking challenge
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The 2nd Annual Calgary Super8 Filmmaking Challenge
DATE: Thursday, May 17th, 2007 in Calgary
TIME: 8:30 pm, Doors open at 7
LOCATION: Dickens Pub (1000 – 9 Ave, SW)- Admission at door
LOCAL FILMMAKERS SCREEN SHORT FILMS BASED ON CHALLENGE
On MAY 17 comes perhaps the most exciting, underground, hardcore, keep-it-real film event of the year: THE 2nd ANNUAL CALGARY SUPER8 FILMMAKING CHALLENGE.
The evening will include the premiere screening of the short films generated from this challenge and the release of the limited edition DVD jam-packed with exciting and innovative extras. The evening will highlight the creative talent of the Calgary filmmaking community and will provide a chance for all the expected industry networking. You can see for yourself how good the local film talent is for yourself–you won’t be disappointed. (Oh, and also expect to hear some good music from an as yet unnamed local band.)
The challenge was simple: Calgary’s best and brightest filmmaking talent were challenged to make a short film on Super 8 film, all of which must use the same basic thematic/narrative elements. Each filmmaker used the same basic ingredients but each in their own individual and unique way. The four narrative criteria were drawn randomly based on the suggestions of the filmmakers. They are:
1. Theme: Communication between cultures
2. Character: Parking Lot Attendant must appear somewhere in the film
3. Tech Requirement: Stop Motion/ Lo-Fi animation (i.e. flipbook technique) must appear somewhere in the film
4. The Letter ‘F’ must appear somewhere in the film
The friendly competitive nature of the event has produced some exceptionally high caliber work and helps strengthen the local filmmaking community.
Mike and James are local independent filmmakers who wanted to create an event that would get the local filmmaking community more active in the slower industry months of winter, create a forum where local filmmakers could show off their talent in a friendly but competitive event, and provide an atmosphere where filmmakers can work together as a community which will only make the local scene stronger and more viable.
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