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#1 Greg Gross

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 12:30 PM

What would everybody think about having our own yearly forum film festival? Basically
it could be limited to short films. Best short film would earn distinction award from Cine-
matography.Com. We could have two catagories, students and professionals. Maybe some-
one like David Mullen ASC could moderate a panel which would select the winners. Of course
providing that he would wish to do so. I personally cannot think of anyone better. The members
of the panel would vote for best student/professional short film. Maybe it would be possible to
obtain sponsors such as Kodak,Arri,Panavision,ASC,Minolta. Lets say a student for example may
win a Minolta light meter,certificate of distinction for best student film submitted. Of course film,
digital cinematography,HD,DV.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 12:41 PM

Not to throw a wet blanket on the idea, because it's not a bad one, but I've been one of the judges for contest at studentfilmmakers.com for two years in a row, and it's a chore just to watch the dozen or so finalists that I'm sent. You're lucky if there are two or three watchable pieces in the bunch. I can't imagine anyone having the patience to watch ALL the entries.

But you do learn a lot about what young people are interested in making films about these days, and what stylistic tricks they have taken to heart. Actually, style & technique are generally not problems for student filmmakers -- it's CONTENT.

STORY, STORY, STORY...
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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 12:51 PM

Hi,

Also, someone would have to pay for the bandwidth!

But I agree with Mr. Mullen; there's already far more iffy-quality short film fests than the world needs.

Phil
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#4 Greg Gross

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 01:05 PM

Point well taken gentlemen and thank you for your posts. I was considering possibility
of forum getting some sponsorship for costs. I would not object myself to an entry fee.
I know this issue would become highly debatable though. Of course you are right about
a multitude of film festivals on the filmmaking scene. Abundant weak! stories.

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