Friday, September 30, 2005
Thursday, September 29, 2005
- All That Remains - Directed by Aaron Brownlee
- Losing Toby - Directed by Drew Lindo
- Love Is Deaf - Directed by Andrew Gay
- Mr. Maliki Battles The Aeroplanes - Directed by Drew Blatman
- Tears In The Rain - Directed by David Estrada
Fantastic, funny, touching and rude, this strong mix of projects will represent UCF very well in the coming year. The choice was not easy - more than a half-dozen other films were seriously considered for inclusion as our program produced many excellent projects last year. We hope all UCF filmmakers get their works out to the festival circuit and remember, UCF FILM supports any UCF filmmaker submitting to festivals by providing free packaging and standard mail shipping for submissions.
Congratulations to all UCF filmmakers for their efforts.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
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Friday, September 23, 2005
The time is here again for the 3rd Annual National Film Challenge! The National Film Challenge is the latest filmmaking competition from the creators of the 48 Hour Film Project
Here are the details:
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL FILM CHALLENGE?
It's your chance to stop talking and start filming! The premise? Filmmaking teams have just one weekend to make a short film. All creativity - writing, shooting, editing and adding a musical soundtrack must occur beginning Friday evening at 7 p.m. on October 21, 2005 and ending Monday October 24, 2005. On Friday, to make things interesting, each team is emailed a genre for its film, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue that must appear in each team's movie. Then the film must be sent to National Film Challenge Headquarters with a postmark no later than Monday, October 25. In the following weeks the top films (determined by a panel of judges) will be available for viewing (and voting!) on our website .
There will be two big winners this year - The Grand Prize Winner (determined by judges) and The Audience Award Winner (determined by the online voting.) Both films will screen
with the 48 Hour Film Project City Winners at this year's Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California. And last but not least, the Grand Prize Winner gets a free trip to Cinequest to see their film on the big screen!
HOW DO I SIGN UP MY TEAM?
Starting THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 you will be able to register your team
at http://www.filmchallenge.org/. This is going to be the largest Film Challenge ever - 250 teams will be selected to compete this year! Registration is on a first come first served basis. The Early Bird Entry Fee is $110 if you register on or before September 20, 2005 and $125 if
you register between September 21, 2005 and October 20, 2005. Teams can be anywhere from 1 person to 30 or more people. Read all of the rules of the contest here:
Do you have any questions about the National Film Challenge? Please check our FAQ and then use our Bulletin Board to post questions you need answered.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Facets Cinema Multi-Media, the Vittum Theater, and AMC City North 14 Theaters.
BTW - one thing that makes this special, the CICFF is the only children’s festival in the world to be recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy qualifying festival. So we might next see Danny on TV holding a big bag of Academy schwag.
Happily, Apple and the UCF Computer store reworked their deal and reduced prices on these special laptop/FCP bundles even further. With the new deal, you can buy a 12" laptop with Final Cut Pro, more than one gig of Apple RAM and AppleCare (the extended 3-year warranty) for just $2035, a savings of $385 from standard Apple Education pricing. Similar packages for the 15" laptop with FCP Studio ($2650) and the 17" laptop with FCP Studio ($2925) are equally impressive.
If you haven't already purchased an Apple laptop, these would be excellent packages to buy and run for the next 3 or 4 years. I hope all of you who are interested head to the UCF Computer Store and check them out. Talk to Kelly Alford and tell her you're with the Film Department.
Andrew Gay ('06) informs us that his Directing 2 short Naked just got its fourth festival nod from the Tulsa UNCENSORED Film Festival, happening this weekend (!), September 24th. From the letter:
TUFF promotes UNcut, UNedited & UNbiased short films from all over the country. TUFF does not CENSOR anything nor only screen films that fit into a certain criteria. TUFF simply screens as many diverse films as possible and is a safe haven for all filmmakers.
Lastly we just wanted to add that the quality of films this year were sensational and that is a direct reflect of all of you. And hopefully with future projects you'll keep TUFF in mind and continue to submit films as we grow into the premiere Oklahoma Film Festival.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Here's info about the event and speakers.
FILM FESTS 101
From budgeting for entry fees and marketing to knowing when to say when. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Film Festival circuit from local experts Mike Monello, Haxan Films (The Blair Witch Project); Rich Grula, Director of Operations/Film Festival Coordinator, UCF School of Film & Digital Media; Matthew Curtis, Programming Director, Enzian Theater/Florida Film Festival; and Carol Chiodini, Writer/Filmmaker/Professor (Action Woman).
Haxan Films producer Mike Monello graduated from the UCF Film program in 1993 and worked as the Director of Media and Marketing at Enzian Theater/Florida Film Festival for a few years before leaving to form Haxan Films with fellow film school graduates Eduardo Sanchez, Dan Myrick, and Gregg Hale, and make The Blair Witch Project. Currently a film professor at the University of Central Florida and partner in a new company, Campfire, that creates interactive, immersive narratives for advertising clients such as SEGA, ESPN, Sharp, and Audi.
Rich Grula, a film and media critic since 1985, followed Mike at Enzian as the Marketing Director, has served as a selection committee member for the Florida Film Festival for nearly a decade, in addition to his duties at UCF as Director of Operations, Film Festival Coordinator and director of DMAC.
Matthew Curtis has been involved in film distribution and exhibition since the early 1980's when he worked at Corinth in NYC. The director of programming for Enzian Theater and the Florida Film Festival since 1996 (although he worked on FFF since its inception in 1992), Matthew has an encyclopedic knowledge of independent film and relationships he has built with all the major distributors over two decades.
Carol Chiodini, aside from being an all-around fire cracker of a woman, is a writer, filmmaker and professor (currently at Valencia Community College), whose short Action Woman was accepted into nearly a half-dozen film festivals around the country.
Monday, September 19, 2005
Thursday & Friday (September 22 & 23) 5:30 7:30 9:30
Saturday (September 24) 1:30 3:30 5:30 7:30 9:30
Sunday (September 25) 1:30 3:30 5:30 9:30
Directed by Sebastián Cordero
Rated R - 108 minutes
In Spanish & English
From the producers of Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN comes a shocking new thriller about the power of the media. Tabloid TV reporter, Manolo Bonilla (John Leguizamo) has traveled from Miami with his news crew on the trail of a story about a serial killer striking in the hot and humid village of Babahoyo, Ecuador. The police have no clues but this mystery has become an obsession for the Miami-based Manolo, who is convinced breaking the story will make him a star. Working for the tabloid TV show “One Hour With The Truth” Bonilla dubs the killer the “Monster of Babahoyo” and is determined to uncover the Monster's true identity.
Tension in the town reaches a boiling point when Vinicio Cepeda (Damián Alcázar), a poor traveling salesman, accidentally runs over a child, and an angry mob led by the child’s father, Don Lucho (Henry Layana), attacks him in the streets. Both Vinicio and Don Lucho are arrested. Manolo, who happens to be present during the incident, interviews both men inside a jail teeming with violence. Vinicio tells Manolo that he has information about the “Monster,” but in exchange for it, he wants Manolo to do a story exposing his unjust arrest to sway public opinion.
After checking out Vinicio’s information, Manolo immediately suspects that Vinicio himself could be the killer, but chooses not to tell the corrupt local authorities; he’d rather use the information to make a great story for his show. How far will Bonilla go to get his story? Where is the line between a journalist revealing the truth and inventing it? How powerful is the media? In CRONICAS, the answers don't come easy.
PARK AVE CDs MUSIC SCREENING
SCREENING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 @ 7:30 PM
Open to Public / $5 Admission. Limited seating. Free passes available at Park Ave CD's two locations. Passes must be traded for tickets day of show (only 40 free admissions from passes available).
The Palm Pictures Directors Label series highlights the work of the filmmakers who have helped to re-define music videos and filmmaking over the last decade. This Collectors Edition Box Set features volumes four through seven - Anton Corbijn, Jonathan Glazer, Mark Romanek, and Stephane Sednaoui - in the Directors Label series.
Mark Romanek has directed some of the most memorable music videos of all time, collecting 20 MTV VMAs, three Grammys, a Country Music Association award, and three Billboard Music Awards along the way. His DVD also contains special documentaries, commentaries, and rare director's cuts.
Jonathan Glazer is a music video and commercial icon whose extraordinary work reveals a gift for intense visual ambition. Together with interviews, commentaries and excerpts from his celebrated feature films, Sexy Beast and Birth, many nof these can be found on his DVD.
Anton Corbijn's name is synonymous with many of the most iconic images of the last 25 years, from his massively acclaimed photography, highly sought after books, eye-catching album cover designs, and countless music videos. His DVD also features documentaries, commentaries and extra footage.
Stephane Sednaoui's photography was first introduced to the fashion world by Jean-Paul Gaultier, and his directorial breakthrough arrived in 1992 via his MTV award-winning music video for The Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Give it Away" - featured on his DVD along with a host of exclusive material.
Friday, September 16, 2005
Saturday, September 10, 2005
But today for some reason, I thought, "Hey, who am I to stop future music video directors from plying their craft?" You want to participate, that should be your right. So below, you'll find some details about Scion Xpress Fest. Follow the link if you're interested.
The Scion xPress Fest is a competition where filmmakers compete creatively for a chance to make a fully funded music video, to have the video screened for industry insiders, and to win a $20,000 Grand Prize.
Visit http://www.scionxpressfest.com for more information, to listen to the songs, and to submit your treatment. Submissions Start: September 16, 2005 Submission Deadline: 11:59 EST October 24, 2005
Nice thought, but first, let's recall - the films and showtimes are always listed at the DMAC website -- www.dmacorlando.com. We update every Monday, plus the COMING SOON section is always there to show what's on the horizon. These listings are also published Thursdays and Fridays on the GOOD MORNING UCF email newsletter that goes out to 40,000 UCF students and faculty. And you can subscribe to the DMAC email newsletter, which is sent on Wednesdays.
Even so, Julian's idea is an interesting one, as it would allow people to subscribe to a DMAC calendar and get it through iCal. As such, I've put one together. You can find it here. Subscribe away. It's also linked at the DMAC site. For you iCal users, I hope this is helpful.
Friday, September 09, 2005
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Interlock Media, a non-profit production company in Cambridge, MA, seeks PAs for an upcoming HD shoot on the 24th and 25th of September in Orlando, FL. The project, "Faith in the Big House," is an investigative documentary about the role of religion in the prison system. We will be interviewing Bishop Frank Constantino, a former gangster who discovered his faith while behind bars. The position is non-paid. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn production from professionals. Check out our website at ww.interlockmedia.com. To respond, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, and cc it to email@example.com.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
The time is here again for the 3rd Annual National Film Challenge! The National Film Challenge (www.filmchallenge.org) is the latest cool filmmaking competition from the creators of the 48 Hour Film Project (www.48hourfilm.com).
Here are the details:
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL FILM CHALLENGE?
It's your chance to stop talking and start filming! The premise? Filmmaking teams have just one weekend to make a short film. All creativity - writing, shooting, editing and adding a musical soundtrack - must occur beginning Friday evening at 7 p.m. on October 21, 2005 and ending Monday October 24, 2005. On Friday, to make things interesting, each team is emailed a genre for its film, and a character, prop and line of dialogue that must appear in each team’s movie. Then the film must be sent to National Film Challenge Headquarters with a postmark no later than Monday, October 25. In the following weeks the top films (determined by a panel of judges) will be available for viewing (and voting!) on our website (www.filmchallenge.org).
There will be two big winners this year – The Judges Winner and The Audience Award Winner (determined by the online voting.) Both films will screen with the 48 Hour Film Project City Winners at this year’s Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California. (www.cinequest.org) In addition there will be cash prizes for the winning films!
HOW DO I SIGN UP MY TEAM?
Starting THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 you will be able to register your team at www.filmchallenge.org. This is going to be the largest Film Challenge ever – 250 teams will be selected to compete this year! Registration is on a first come first served basis. The Early Bird Entry Fee is $110 if you register on or before September 20, 2005 and $125 if you register betweenSeptember 21, 2005 and October 20, 2005. Teams can be anywhere from 1 person
to 30 or more people. Read all of the rules of the contest here: www.filmchallenge.org/rules.htm
Do you have any questions about the National Film Challenge? Please check our FAQ and then use our Bulletin Board to post questions you need answered: www.filmchallenge.org/faq.htm
The National Film Challenge is being produced by KDHX, Community Media for
Saint Louis, MO. www.kdhxtv.org and www.kdhx.org
National Film Challenge Producer