The innovative, independent Nodance Film and Multimedia Festival, which holds the distinction of being the world’s first DVD-projected film festival, has just announced its call for submissions for its fifth annual event to be held in Park City Utah from January 11th-18th 2002 on Main St. Early entry submissions for features, shorts and music videos must be postmarked by November 16th, with final entry submissions due by December 15th.
Nodance celebrates the alternative digital film culture with an emphasis on emerging and converging technologies and digital filmmaking. “This year should be especially exciting due to the increased awareness of films on digital video,” says festival director James Boyd. The Anniversary Party and Tape have shown the viability of producing films on digital video with limited production budgets. Now more than ever, filmmakers everywhere have a much larger potential for turning their ideas into films.”
Nodance 2001 continued to see a surge in crowds, highlighted many first-time filmmakers and was free for the general public. Nodance world premiered Artisan Entertainment’s high-definition feature “Skeletons In The Closet,” and hosted industry panelists such as writer/director David Veloz “Permanent Midnight”, musician Art Alexakis “Everclear”, and producer Gill Holland, Cineblast.
Located on Park City’s historic Main Street, the Nodance 2002 headquarters is the epicenter of all Nodance activity, and will host industry panels, networking events, and desktop technology demonstrations. Competition films, which are all screened via DVD-projection, are eligible for the Grand Jury and Audience Awards, and back by popular demand is the highly coveted “Golden Orbs” award for the most innovative guerrilla marketing campaign on the mountain. New additions to this year’s festival include an additional 120 seat digital screening room at the Treasure Mountain Inn and a screenplay competition.
Year 5 continues the international traveling roadshow and online film programs, and the Nodance.com web site receives nearly 50,000 hits per month. Filmmakers interested in making submissions can obtain an ND5 application at the festival’s web site at www.nodance.com. Send submissions to: ^ Nodance Film & Multimedia Festival ^ 703 Pier Ave., #675 ^ Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 ^ 310-937-6363
Selections will be announced on December 19th, 2001, and full event schedule will be posted to the Nodance.com web site in early January 2002. Get more info at NoDance.com
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