Calling All Filmmakers!
Now Accepting Film Submission Entries!
SAICFF is pleased to announce that we are now accepting film, treatment and score entries for the 2012 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival held February 23-25, 2012. Make history as we stand together in furtherance of distinctively biblical, independent Christian filmmaking. Submit your entries for the opportunity to become a semi-finalist and compete for the largest single cash prize in America for any film festival, and the largest single festival prize ever given to an independent Christian filmmaker — the $101,000 Best of Festival Jubilee Award!
Film Submission Pricing & Deadline Information:
- Early Bird Deadline: August 15th, 2011
- Regular Deadline:
- Feature Films: October 31st, 2011
- All Others: September 30th, 2011
A News&Observer article by Matt Ehlers about the family-friendly Peak City Film festival kicking off this November in Apex, NC.
(EXCERPT) This town might not seem like a natural location for a film festival, but its first one this fall will be aimed at Apex’s dominant demographic.
The Peak City Film Festival is scheduled for Nov. 20 through Nov. 22, with entries expected from around the country, said John M. Demers, one of the festival’s founders.
“It will be a nice, eclectic mix,” he said. “I wanted content that I could watch with my kids and not be embarrassed.”
Demers, an actor and producer who lives in New Hill, runs Studio in the Woods, which produces corporate videos and develops feature films and television concepts. He has two children who are 11 and 8 and thinks a festival organized for families can succeed in a small town filled with them.
“I don’t see a slasher festival working in Apex,” he said.
The festival will focus on short films, and Demers hopes 50 to 60 movies will be screened. Emphasis will be placed not on kiddie films but on movies that three generations could watch together. Some entries will come from family film fests in other parts of the country, other entries from local filmmakers. Demers said a group of Triangle teenagers has already expressed interest in entering.
Read the full article at the News&Observer
For more information on entering a film, or to ask about volunteering during the event, you may send e-mail to the festival operations manager, Bob Crowley, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Triggerstreet.com is partnering with Stella Artois for a $50K short film contest. The deadline is 11:59:00 pm EST on June 15, 2009. From their website:
As a global supporter of independent film, Stella Artois appreciates your dedication and understands the many sacrifices you make to achieve your vision. From hours spent setting up each shot and capturing every nuance to investing every penny you have — you create the stories that move us most. Stories so good no one could possibly tell them better. Stories that are worth the price of perfection.
To help you in your quest, we’re sponsoring a project through TriggerStreet.com that offers a $50,000 cash award.
I. Sacrifice: Choosing what is right over what is convenient. Pursuing one’s goals to the fullest despite peer pressure to give up. Putting others’ needs before one’s own.
II. Perfection: The pursuit of excellence against all odds. Completely exceeding all expectations. Being the very best you can be in your field and living up to those responsibilities.
Check out their website for more info.
(JAN 08, 2009) The San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival kicks off today. There’s an article on the ChristianNewswire.com about it which you can read in full HERE.
(EXCERPT) The Fifth Annual San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF), which begins today in the Alamo City, is breaking new ground for independent filmmakers by facilitating contracts for the semi-finalists and finalists to sell their films via download. The opportunity comes through a strategic partnership between the SAICFF and Behemoth.com, a sponsor of the SAICFF which has agreed to actively distribute independent Christian films accepted as SAICFF semi-finalists through the sponsor’s online download platform.
“For years, independent Christian filmmakers have struggled to find financially viable distribution streams for their films,” noted Doug Phillips, founder of the SAICFF. “We are pleased to announce that an important step has been taken to meet this challenge through Behemoth.com’s download store.”
Here is a teaser trailer for this year’s festival:
SAICFF Website: http://www.independentchristianfilms.com/
2009 Film Festival Finalists & Semi-Finalists: http://behemoth.com/festival/
(FEB 16, 2007) An Associated Press story on MSNBC.com about how five independent filmmakers made movies for under $500K.
FULL ARTICLE: Indie Spirit nominees share their secrets
(EXCERPT) LOS ANGELES – The Independent Spirit Awards celebrate the best in low-budget filmmaking. But within those honors, the John Cassavetes Award goes to the lowest of the low-budget films: those made for under $500,000.
This year’s five nominees talked to The Associated Press about how they did it on the cheap. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony Feb.24.