The Ten Second Film Festival
Monday 18 June @ 15:44:02
A Soap Factory project
Many people now own small digital still cameras to replace the film cameras of yesteryear. What some of these camera owners have noticed that's different about these digital cameras is the strange "video mode" that lets us make short little movies, ten or twenty seconds long. A lot of people have these little movies, and have them sitting on their sim cards or computer hard drives. Well, instead of letting them just sit there, the project set out to collect them all and make a film fest of the best 100.
WHAT IS IT? The Ten Second film festival is now in its third year. Last year the fledgling film fest received 320 submissions from many different states and screened them in front of a crowd of 1,200 people! The film fest is an open-air event held in back of The Soap Factory in St. Anthony Main directly after the Fourth of July fireworks. The star-studded list of local celeb judges, the pit band, and half time show performers are a secret only few know.
HOW DOES IT WORK? The citizenry of the world is invited to grab a digital still camera, a cell phone, or any other device that IS NOT PRIMARILY A VIDEO CAMERA, create 10 seconds of unedited video, and e-mail it in to us. It's that simple. You can enter up to six films. The top 100 will compete for prizes in 10 categories on the Fourth of July.
Organizers want to get as many people as possible to send in their movies. The more the merrier! The submission deadline of June 23 is quickly approaching.
To enter, or for more information, contact Chris Pennington at 612-227-3266.