Sunday, August 30, 2009

New In 09

The Open Frame Film Fest will continue to be a student film event that develops and screens original work by students for students.

This year, as a part of that mission, we're sponsoring several events and initiatives throughout the year.

This year the Indy Filmmakers Training Sessions return -- but including experienced guests -- and open to the broader community. These sessions will be limited to a smaller audience, so be sure to register soon (email us at the address located on the right hand side of this blog).

Also this year, we'll kick off the year with a series of lunches that re-screen the films shown in last year's Open Frame. The films will be followed by a Q & A with many of the filmmakers. Each lunch will be held in the Brehme Center. Carry your lunch in from the cafeteria and watch a film or two, and then enter the dialogue.
Each year the Communication Arts Department sponsors one or two student films. The sponsorship includes a $500 budget, use of the Open Frame HD camera, full support of the Malone IT department, a modest light kit, priority access to Final Cut editing studio and mentorship and production help from faculty members.

Interested students should submit:

scripts (if you want to be a writer type it up using CELTX.COM free screenwriting software),
director’s reels (go shoot something beautiful right now if you don’t already have something you’re proud of),
producer’s applications (turn in your name, contact information and a statement about why you’d like to be involved.)

Your application materials are due on October 26th at 5 pm. The Winners of the contest will be announced on November 2, here on the Open Frame Blog.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Welcome New Filmmakers

Some of you have arrived at the Open Frame Film Fest Blog because you have some interest in film and film-making.

The Open Frame is an annual one-night festival that features student films. A few of the student films developed for the Open Frame have gone on to play at other film festivals regionally and nationally. Many of the filmmakers nourished through the Open Frame Film Festival continue to make films professionally or for fun.

Many of the students who have participated in the Open Frame have continued to work in other fields, too -- business, theology, art, music, computer technology, political science and education.

They agree with us that film-making and storytelling is an essential human activity -- one that makes more whole, changes people's vision of reality, and producing pleasure and growth for the filmmakers themselves.

Do you want to join our ranks? Make a film? Help make a film?

There are MANY different roles you can play. All of them flex your storytelling / media producing muscles. If you have made a sundance film already -- or if you've never even made your own legomation -- you can be involved. And if you're interested? You should.

Stop by our table at RUSH (the first evening after classes), come to our informational meeting on September 1st at 7:00 pm in the SILK auditorium, join our facebook group (OPEN FRAME FILM FEST), and feel free to browse the years and years of posts here on this blog!