Submit to the Ten Second Film Festival
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: TUESDAY, MAY 1
The Soap Factory's Ten Second Film Festival celebrates innovative and spontaneous filmmaking. Voted Best Festival in 2011 by City Pages, The Ten Second Film Festival is a celebration of micro-cinema and the everyman--a chance for anyone to be a cinematic god, if only for 10 seconds.
This year The Ten Second Film Festival is changing nights! In 2012, The Ten Second Film Festival takes place on a new night--June 9th--as part of Northern Spark, the dusk-to-dawn arts festival in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Festival emcees this year will be the Twin Cities' newest sketch comedy troupe, The 3rd Kind featuring Ian Fishman, Hannah Wydeven, Sidney Oxborough, Dave Christians, Kevin Albertson. For the third consecutive year, MPLS.TV will also be bringing the love. Come early to snag a good spot, people watch, and enjoy this mainstay of summer, The Ten Second Film Festival.
SUBMITTING A FILM
Email your films to: email@example.com
MORE INFO ON SUBMISSIONS...
Anyone is free and encouraged to enter up to six films to the Ten Second Film Festival. All films submitted will be juried by curator Lillian Egner and a panel of trusted advisors. Films will be sorted into ten categories determined at the time of selection. On the night of the festival, prizes are awarded to the best films in each category. Past categories have included: Drive-by, Dance Off, Moment of Zen, Best Documentary, Most Disturbing, and Behind Closed Doors.
• All submissions must be close to ten seconds in length
• Participants are encouraged to create films on alternative movie-making technologies (cell phones, digital cameras, etc)
• Each participant may submit up to six films for consideration
• Films should be titled and credits supplied in the email
• Films with a punch line, plot or "ah ha moment" are encouraged
DO NOT include a title/credit page in your film. You should submit only raw footage.
Email film submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include ONE film per email (ie: if you have multiple submissions, send a separate email for each). Films submitted through a file sharing site must not expire before June 9th. The subject line of the email should be the film's title. Please include the following information in your email:
• Filmmaker's name(s):
• Filmmaker's current city of residence:
• Title of film:
• I heard about the film festival through:
• I made this movie using:
Filmmakers will be notified of acceptance by May 25th. Accepted films will be screened outdoors adjacent to The Soap Factory on June 9th as a part of the Northern Spark Festival.
Need inspiration? Check out films from previous years on our YouTube channel.
The Ten Second Film Festival is produced in collaboration with MPLS.TV