This Saturday the guys over at Miami World Cinema Center are hosting a Meet & Greet for the 2009 Borscht Film Festival, and if you're a local filmmaker, want to be a local filmmaker, or just want to date local filmmakers, you should probably head over there. The occasion is the Borscht's call for entries for this winter's 2009 Festival.
Two types of entries are possible:
1. Short Films - The Borscht Film Festival will be screening up to 10 short films for their exhibition program. By "short," they mean under 15 minutes. Any genre, style, subject matter, etc. is possible, but there's one catch: you have to be under 30. (Unfortunately, this means my totally awesome documentary, "Fourteen and a Half Minutes of P. Scott Sleeping" is ineligible. Maybe next year...) The deadline for short films is September 1, 2009.
2. CCCV Stories - The Festival will also be selecting and pairing six screenwriters and six filmmakers to collaborate on original stories about Miami. Screen writers should send in a headshot and their completed script of under 15 pages. Directors should send in a headshot and a reel in DVD, Quicktime, AVI, or web link format. (You can also submit a completed narrative film instead.) Both groups have to fill out entry forms, too. The deadline for CCCV proposals is June 1, 2009.
Now break out your black-framed glasses and get busy.
Sat., May 2, 5 p.m., 2009