Friday, April 20, 2007

The 2007 Open Frame Student Film Contest

In the version of this poster that hung all over campus this week -- the eyes of this production team were relocated from their heads to their hands and the print read:

Will Cady, Mallory Graham & Andrew Siragusa want to lend you their eyes.

Want a new vision of the world? Come to the Open Frame Student Film Contest.

All Student Films. Laugh. Thing. Stretch.

Available tomorrow night at ten? Join us.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

What is Independent Film? "Live Free or Die" Filmmakers Comment

I liked this quote on from the filmmakers, Gregg Kavet and Andy Robin, behind the independent film "Live Free or Die" (no, not the Die Hard sequel). Read the whole interview here.

"What is your definition of 'independent film'?

It's a spectrum. The cheaper it is, the more indie. The longer it took to get it made, the more indie. The harder it is to fit the premise in a title or poster or 30-second commercial, the more indie. Extra bonus points if you hit up more than 20 friends and family for money and favors. Automatic disqualification for sequels."

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

That Time of Year!

It's the time of year to say (once again) THANK YOU! to all those alumni, faculty & staff who have, for so many years supported the OPEN FRAME.

We'll be sending out the jury disc a week from this Friday (on April 13th) and would love to have you in on the voting.

All ballots have to be received (by email) by Friday, April 20th. If you think you'd have time in your schedule to watch and vote (and we always appreciate feedback!) that would be great.

Please email me (Andrew) at my Malone address which is, as always, arudd at malone dot edu.

Thanks again for your support!