The Colossal Film Crawl is an annual one-day multi-venue film and video festival on Friday, September 14th 2000 in Columbia, South Carolina celebrating short films and videos by artists in the South coordinated by Free Times, Columbia’s alternative newspaper. The festival seeks to encourage the growth of regional alternative and independent filmmaking by providing a needed venue for these efforts.
For the 4th annual film festival this year, they’re including two special topics. The fest is interested in locating films and videos relating to the visual arts culture of the South — found footage, historical documentaries, short features, experimental videos, etc. about artists living in or visiting the South.
In addition, they’re interested in screening works made with the aid of the new digital technologies and/or work that has recently debuted in non-traditional formats such as on the web. Some of the works screened at the Colossal Film Crawl will be solicited by the film search committee. The remainder will be screened from an open call. Awards winners will be selected by a panel of festival judges.
[ 2000 Guidelines for Submission ^ OPEN CALL Entries Friday, July 28, 2000 ^ ] ^ [ Eligibility ] : Films and videos with a running time of 30 minutes or less. We’re accepting entries from film and videomakers who currently reside and work in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Virginia. All types of genres and subject matter are welcome-experimental film, narratives, animation, documentaries, music videos, short features, etc. Preference will be given to works made in the past year (except for the visual arts special program). ^
[ Entry Procedure ] : Filmmakers should submit their films and/or videos on VHS cassette(s) for preview purposes, postmarked by the deadline, with the non refundable entry fee. Screening tapes will not be returned. Please include name, address, and phone number. The filmmaker should include a synopsis of approximately 25-50 words to use in publicity related to the festival. Please label all preview tapes with your name, film title, running times, and return address and send them to: [ Colossal Film Crawl 2000, Free Times, 3105 Devine St., Columbia, SC. 29205. ]
[ Judging ] : A festival committee consisting of film scholars, arts professionals and festival organizers will select entries. All entrants will be notified by mail by Friday, August 11. For more information, please phone [ 803-739-2488 ext. 23 ] (Teri Tynes). Visit the official site at [ www.free-times.com ]