miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017
Literally Short Film Festival is a multi-day, annual event based in Houston, TX. It is a derivative of Literal, an award-winning publication originated in the United States and Mexico. Following with Literal’s mission, Literally Short is a film festival initiated by the drive to bridge all cultures onto on collaborative stage that stimulates artistic expression. Our mission is to promote innovative approaches to the art of storytelling and cinema. Our passion for film lies in its amazing capacity to merge a multitude of arts into one vision; thus, Literally Short seeks to dissolve all geographical boundaries into one platform that equally voices all cultures.
Additionally, we believe that filmmakers deserve more than just a spotlight. They deserve a strong incentive to keep doing what they love most, not only because we know how difficult it is to fund films, but also because artists’ stories are the ones that reflect who we are as a society today, and there is much importance in that.
We like to transform this incentive into a monetary value of $5,000 USD for our Grand Jury Prize, $1,000 USD for our Best Picture prize and $500 USD for our Award of Excellence.
There are three main film programs in the festival: International Voices, containing films from all over the world, México Lindo y Querido, Mexican short films, and Local & Fresh, Texas short films. We accept narrative short films, experimental, animated and documentary short films, all competing equally. We want out audience to attend our festival and experience a medley of voices and stories that go past our viewer’s comfort zone to make them think about different worlds outside their own. After all, our audience is one that loves art and is curious to find new perspectives. We look forward to watching your films!
Be sure to check us out at www.literallyshort.com or give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival, Mount Prospect, Illinois
What is Blue Whiskey? It’s bold. It’s complex. It’s dignified. Aged 8 years on the outskirts of Chicago, Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival is seeking bold and innovative films that utilize story elements in a new and exciting way. Blue Whiskey is about character-driven independent cinema that is fueled by the filmmaker's passion for the art without large studio support.
Rated one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed festivals on FilmFreeway, Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival continues to build a reputation for exhibiting rare and compelling independent films while bridging the gap between the film-goer and the filmmaker.
Blue Whiskey is a film festival founded by independent filmmakers that care about providing an intimate setting for filmmakers to connect with their audience. That is why each film selected for exhibition and competition is screened in one theater over the course of eight days, with no competing screenings in our schedule. Additionally, festival judges experience each film for the first time along with the audience and moderate Q&A’s with filmmakers.
Blue Whiskey presents its 2017 festival from July 23 - 30 at the AMC Randhurst 12 in Mount Prospect, Illinois. The festival regularly exhibits 30-40 films over eight days from around the globe that compete for up to twenty Blue Glass award categories, including an Audience Favorite Award.
Upcoming Submission Deadlines
Regular Deadline: March 17, 2017
Late Deadline: April 7, 2017
Extended Deadline: April 28, 2017
Eighth Annual Festival Dates
July 23 - 30, 2017