This Saturday, May 2, at 5 p.m., the guys over at Miami World Cinema Center (450 NW 28th St., Miami) will host their good friends from the Borscht Film Festival for a meet-and-greet, 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:
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1. Short films: The Borscht Film Festival will screen up to ten short films for its 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 select and pair 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 go buy some black-framed glasses and get to shooting.