Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Li'l Film Fest 7: Rhymes with Pelvis

LiveFromMemphis.com has announced its next Li'l Film Fest.

To see the audience favorite video from the most recent festival (Freedom of Speech), go here.

Next one up:
Theme: Rhymes With Pelvis
Duration: 5 minutes or less
Entry Deadline: Postmarked by August 31, 2007

Festival Date: September 22, 2007 / 2pm
Festival Location: MeDiA co-op (1000 S. Cooper)

Prizes: Jury Award ($200)
Audience Choice Award ($200)

The theme of Li'l Film Fest 7 rhymes with Pelvis Wesley. Do NOT use ANY songs or recordings by said theme. Do NOT use ANY actual images of said theme. NO COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL WILL BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS FESTIVAL!!!

Curled lips, rhinestones, blue suede shoes, hound dogs, pink Cadillacs, hip shakin' and gyrating are all allowed. NO COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL WILL BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS FESTIVAL!!!

It was bound to happen eventually. We do live in Memphis. So have fun with it. Did I mention NO COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL WILL BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS FESTIVAL?!!

By the way, Elvis week is August 11 - 19.

Li'l Film Fest is a quarterly, theme-based film festival, focusing on highlighting our local talent while showcasing interesting happenings around town. Our goal is to encourage and inspire Memphis filmmakers while engaging a local audience in order to strengthen our artistic community.

"How does Li'l Film Fest work?" It's pretty easy. Basically, we here at LFM will pick a theme, then we'll announce that theme to you, and then you get to go out and make a short video (or film if you want to be fancy) using that theme - the rest of the content is up to you.

"Why is it a li'l fest?" Two reasons: One, we plan on having one every quarter - that's FOUR festivals a year. How fun is that? And two, when we say "li'l" we mean it - your film must be 5 minutes or less.

"Is there anything else I should know" Geez, you ask a lot of questions, but the answer is "Yes." There are 2 awards given at each festival, the "Audience Choice Award" and the "Jury Award" both of which receive a trophy and $200 in cash!! And if that's not enough incentive for you each winner has a guaranteed spot in the next Indie Memphis Film Festival! So keep that in mind when you're rolling those cameras.

The Li'l Film Fest is sponsored by:
The Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission
Delta Axis
AudioGraphics Masterworks

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