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									The Cage Newsletter!! Friday March 4, 2011

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In this edition…


--B. UT Crew Calls—
3. Seeking Crew
4. UT Graduate Thesis Film slated for Production Late Spring 11 is seeking a talented production

5. The Film Marketing and Social Networking Internship
6. Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes
7. Creative Director Needed
8. Spring Break Documentary/Commercial Project
SXSWi with genconnect. com
9. Seeking: Videographer - PAID
10. The Palms seeks Videographer Possibly Paid
11. Seeking Support from other UT students!
12. Documentary Intern
13. Video project for a state representative
14. Cine Las Americas Seeks interns
15. Synthetic Job Opening: Editor/Tech - Austin, TX
16. Need Student Videographer and Photographer for CoWG Conference
17. Lets Get It Poppin' -- Visionary Film Assistance Needed
18. Seeking Story Boarder
19. Seeking Production Office Intern
20. Seeking Sound Mixer and Boom Operator

22. UNIVERSITY DAY: Panel Discussion: How One Idea Can Change the World
25. RTF Master Class
26. *****RTFers at SXSW*****

27. With-Out-A-Box!
28. Viral Video Contest
29. Sony Behind the Lens Contest: Film School Edition
30. Brooklyn Film Festival
31. Best Shorts Competition
32. Texas Film Festival 2011
33. 6th Annual Short Shorts
34. Fullframe Festival Call for Avante Garde / Experimental Film & Video Tenders, Vienna
35. National Eating Disorders Association
36. Sonoma International Film Festival
37. San Antonio Film Festival
38. Accolade Competition
40. 5th Annual Reel Teal Film Festival.
41. Cellardoor Cinema Screenplay Contest
42. Hamptons International Film Festival
43. UCLA‘s 17th Annual Shorttakes Student Film Festival
45. 2011 Annual Cinema Touching Disability

--F. For Sale or Rent—
47. WANTED: Your shot out 16mm film!
-- [A] CAGE STUFF --

Happy Friday. Everyone hanging in there? It‘s almost spring break time…

Don‘t forget that the Cage is here for you for your production needs. Making a project for class?
Filming a short? Are you in need of some crew? Submit your requests at

If you are in need of actors? The Cage has an emailing list of 1000+ actors. Please submit your
casting calls to the Cage at

For those of you who don‘t know, The Cage is the Production Resource Center for the film
students. The Cage works to help you be a successful mediamaker. Check out the Cage online at and on Twitter at and get constant updates
about events, opportunities and festivals.

The newsletter will go out every other Friday.

~Sarah Gonzalez
CAGE Director

It‘s that time of year: LOCKER TIME! Lockers may be rented for a school semester for $20, $30
for the academic year. Graduate students who are Teaching Assistants get a special half off
discount for their lockers, $10 a semester. There are 87 different lockers for storage located on
the 4th floor of the CMB building. Lockers are helpful for storing personal belongings and your
personal film and editing accessories.

If you want a locker, it‘s a 3 step process:
1.) Pick the locker you want, put a lock on it and IMMEDIATELY
2.) E-mail the CAGE ( with Your Name, your E-mail, locker number, and
classification (undergrad, grad, staff, faculty, etc.)
3.) Put the $20 check or $20 cash in an envelope in the CAGE mailbox (CMA 6.118) with your
name, e-mail, and locker number on the front of the envelope.

The Cage can now bill your locker dues to your What I Owe page. Please email the Cage with
your name, locker number, classification AND UT EID to be charged to your What I Owe.

Thanks again. I hope you all have a great semester. Support The Cage – GET A LOCKER!
3. Seeking Crew

We're 2 days out from shooting and are still in need of just a couple key people. Namely,
someone to head craft services, a few casting PA's, a script supervisor, and a data wrangler.
Here's the descriptions I wrote up of each position:

Casting Production Assistants: Assist the extras coordinator with the wrangling of extras,
ensure that all forms have been signed by anyone on location, and helping to keep the flow of the
shoot running smoothly by keeping clear communication between the extras and the shooting

Script Supervisor: Someone with a great eye who can make detailed notes regarding continuity
to ensure that the setup of each shot remains consistent.

Data Wrangler: Someone who has prior experience with backing up raw video files onto multiple
hard drives an can begin the process of logging and syncing the clips.

Craft Services PA: Can make sure that the craft services table is constantly stocked with various
healthy snacks and that coolers and all crew members have a regular supply of beverages on
hand. Will also assist with the setting up and distributing of scheduled meals.

anyone interested in these positions, just email me a resume.

Contact Jessica Bradley <>
4. UT Graduate Thesis Film slated for Production Late Spring 11 is seeking a talented production

" INTO THE SOUTH" is a movie about a boy who has lost his African American mother and is
being raised by his white dad. He goes to spend a weekend at his Grandma's house in the South,
the last link to his mother. What he doesn't know is that Grandma is dying - if he loses her he's
afraid he has lot everything. Through her strength he learns to move forward with his father's love
and his mother's memory.

The film has numerous elements of magical realism and is a production designer's dream. We
are eager to have someone who is very excited about the story and wants to design something
that is going to be jaw dropping. Besides the production designer, we are also seeking a few
people who want to work in the art department and build the sets.

For further questions about script, story and such please contact Chithra Jeyaram 301.468.3055
5. The Film Marketing and Social Networking Internship

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Film Marketing and Social Networking Intern assists in the
development and coordination of promotional initiatives for our documentary films, including e-
blasts, flyers, social networking, digital media archives, promotional mail pieces and bulk mail
coordination and distribution Media Projects internships allow students to make a difference
through outreach in the community to create awareness of our educational films and to foster
partnerships with other non-profits and educational organizations.

EIGHT-WEEK INTERNSHIP available during the period of MAY or JUNE- AUGUST 31, 2011
HOURS: 35 HRS PER WEEK - during 9:30 AM to 5:00PM workday Monday-Friday SALARY:
$2,750 paid for the internship

QUALIFICATIONS Requires at least one completed year of college coursework. Student must
also be returning as a full-time undergraduate (at least 12 semester hours) in the Fall 2011

Must have strong writing and Microsoft Office software skills, be proficient in online research and
social networking, and have strong interpersonal skills needed to represent Media Projects in a
professional manner. Looking for a creative thinker and a person who is highly motivated. Student
must have reliable transportation (mileage reimbursed for driving done for internship tasks).
Cover letter should outline your goals and how your talents fit
into Media Projects film projects. Go to

6. Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes
May 11-22, 2011 | Cannes, France

The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes supports upcoming filmmakers
by screening their films at The Pavilion during the Festival while providing an opportunity for
these filmmakers to connect with the global audience at Cannes.
About the Showcase

Since 1989, The American Pavilion has offered opportunities in Cannes to film students from
around the world. The 2011 Emerging Filmmaker Showcase will provide an opportunity for
young filmmakers to have their work seen by Cannes Festival/ Market attendees. Prizes will be
awarded to filmmakers and the top ten films will be screened in a special ―Emerging Filmmaker‖
showcase at The American Pavilion in Cannes. All films accepted into the showcase will be
available for screening on an ongoing basis at The American Pavilion during the Festival and the
winning films will be featured in a special showcase screening for an invited audience of industry

Entry Guidelines:

   * Films accepted from current undergraduate or graduate school students and emerging
filmmakers up to three years post graduation.
   * Films should be under 20 minutes in length.
   * The film must be available for exhibition in DVD format
   * Films must be completed in 2009, 2010 or 2011

Visibility at the Cannes Film Festival and In Los Angeles

Program Provisions

  * Films accepted will be projected on DVD at the American Pavilion in Cannes.
  * Winning films will be screened at a special invitation only screening in The American Pavilion
during the Cannes Film Festival.
  * Winning films will be listed on promotional material at the Cannes Film Festival.
  * Winning films will be included on an American Pavilion compilation DVD to be submitted to
professionals in the film industry.
  * Winning films to be screened at a special Industry Showcase screening in Los Angeles.

Submission Process

You can submit via


Late Entry deadline (additional fees apply):
March 7, 2011

Accepted Films for screening at Cannes will be announced:
April 4, 2011

Winners will be announced at the Cannes Film Festival:
May 2011
7. Creative Director Needed

Director is needed for a music video for an unsigned indie pop artist named Sage Eridani. There
is no budget except for the expenses needed for props and catering. This is an unpaid gig. The
video will be shot after the artist and the director collaborate. If you love to have creative input
and the opportunity to create something artistic then this is the job for you. The entire concept has
not been created. The song has not been chosen. Sage would like to decide this with the director.
Therefore the director will have full input. If you're a beginner or a professional then this is for you.
The chance to make your own art without being told how.

Contact: Sage Eridani
8. Spring Break Documentary/Commercial Project

Are you a seasoned professional that can do a pro bono gig for fun or a student with a lot of talent
and drive who needs great material for your reel/cv?

A newly formed socially responsible company needs your talents for production and post
production. The material will be used for marketing, fundraising and instructional purposes. Kid
Book Kamps are fun, active and memorable. Through creating and publishing their own
commercial grade books kids unleash creativity, learn responsible business skills and gain self-
esteem. We will be bringing programs to kids 7-12 all over the world including AIDS orphans in
South Africa.

The shoot is from 9am-12 pm each day, March 14-18th. There is no budget for this work so you
need to provide your own equipment. Look at
<> to learn more.
·      Location: North Austin/Leander
·      Compensation: Experience, coffee, snacks and love
Please send resume and sample materials if applicable to:
8. This is a request for help in seeking students who would like to participate at SXSWi with
genconnect. com.             If you could post our request and pass it along we would greatly appreciate
it. This is a a terrific opportunity for the right students.             SEEKING: Two Students/ Final Cut
Pro experience/ Knowledge of Live Streaming Video.                     DATE NEEDED:
   March 10-15, 20100               CONTACT NAME: KELLY HAYES Chief Creative
Officer CONTACT:                              WEBSITE:  COMPENSATI
ON: Day Rate - To Be Determined DESCRIPTION: is a credentialed media
participant in SXSW Interactve. We will be producing a series of interviews, as many as 10 per
day, with speakers and attendees titled "2.5 minutes with ..." I am looking for internet savvy duo
who are conversant with Final Cut Pro who can edit and post these features on our website.
Candidates need to be creative and willing to work at odd hours during the five day event.
9. The Palms seeks Videographer Possibly Paid

The Palms car wash in Austin is looking for a individual interested in filming/producing a video to
be displayed on our web page

Explaining our car wash and the services we perform. Interested parties please respond

Please contact: Russel Moore,

Commercial Property Group
205 Bella Cima Dr.
Austin, Texas 78734
10. Seeking Support from other UT students!
Date Needed: now!
Contact Name: Nicole Esperanza Zepeda
Contact Email:
Phone: 956-460-4095
UT Affiliation: RTF ALUM from 2006
Compensation: Karma! :)
Description: Hi!!! My name is Nicole Esperanza Zepeda. I am writing in the hopes that this can be
reposted and e-mailed out to as many other UT Austin students as possible. I graduated from
RTF in 2006 and later moved to LA to pursue acting and plus size modeling. Well, I've been
selected as a finalist for PLUS Model Magazine/City Chic Model Search. There are only 10 days
where people can vote and I need help!! I work a day and night job, so I I don't have much time to
spread the word. Please pass this link on, if possible. The winner gets a contract with a great,
modeling agency and... I've worked so hard for this. Any support would be appreciated. Thank
you and all my love goes out to other Longhorns!! Hook em! :)
11. Paid Internship Opportunity: No Nonsense Socks for America

We are looking for two-person college student teams to be part of the Summer 2011 No
nonsense Socks for America national outreach program as paid interns. Student teams will have
all expenses covered as they travel across America with the No Nonsense and K.I.D.S (Kids in
Distressed Situations) outreach teams filming and blogging about their journey as they find every
day people taking steps to end nonsense in America.
At the end of the summer, each team will submit a mini-documentary about their experiences for
the chance to win $20,000.

We are looking for students who are excellent filmmakers, writers, creative, mature and
passionate about their crafts and America.

Attached to this email is additional information about this paid internship opportunity. We will
begin accepting team applications after February 21st through April 1st directly on

 If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at or 336.721.1610
ext 101.
12. Documentary Intern

I'm a UT RTF alumn and filmmaker working in Austin. I recently had a documentary short of mine
get accepted into SXSW for this year, and I'm currently working on a feature documentary, and I
could use a little help from someone in the research area.
I'm currently looking for someone who can research festival and grant opportunities, and can help
with those submissions.

Mike Mann <>
13. Video project for a state representative

Hi, We are looking for a student to create a video for Representative Jim Murphy. It would follow
how a bill becomes law, and they would be able to write the script, do the interviews with senators
and representatives, and do all the editing. Please let me know if any students would be
interested in taking on this project.


Please contact: Laura Sorrell,
Representative Jim Murphy
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
Capitol office: 512.463.0514
14. Cine Las Americas Seeks interns

We know how late this is for filling out internship positions, but we still have a couple of them
available. I know Giovanna Colson was in contact with you last year when we launched our call
for interns, and this time I'd like to ask you to please help us spread the word around again.

The following pages link to our available internship positions:

Editorial Assistant Intern:
Special Events Assistant:

Thanks again, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Eugenio del Bosque G.
Executive Director | Director Ejecutivo
Cine Las Americas
P.O. Box 1626, Austin TX 78767 USA
Tel +1-512-535-0765
15. Synthetic Job Opening: Editor/Tech - Austin, TX

Job Opening at Synthetic for our Editor/Tech position in Austin, TX office. Job description
attached below. This is an entry level position that could grow or be tailored into a creative editor
role if client demand warrants. First and foremost the position runs our digital vault, creates reels,
designs creative treatments, manages media, light IT, etc... Looking for a great up-and-comer.

Please have any candidates reply to the email within the listing as I will not be heading this
search myself. That address:

Thanks in advance. I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the new year.

-justin corsbie

Justin Corsbie | El Capitan
Synthetic Pictures | LA-Austin-NYC
T 323.462.1292 | M 310.880.3500
AIM jcsynthetic | Twitter syntheticJC
16. Need Student Videographer and Photographer for CoWG Conference

Hello, I am not sure who to ask, but I am looking for a student or two (grad?) who might be
interested in helping out the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at a conference on March
23. The conference will be at the new Student Activity Center.

We need the three panel discussions throughout the day videographed as well as the keynote
speech. I believe we can provide the equipment.

We would mainly need a photographer for the reception which starts after the keynote address -
approximately 6:00 - 6:30 until about 8:00.

At this point it would be a volunteering opportunity, but if we find extra funding, we may be able to
compensate the student(s) with a small stipend.

Link to more information on the conference:

Please ask them to contact me at 471-5680 or
17. Lets Get It Poppin' -- Visionary Film Assistance Needed
Category: Music Video
Music Genre: A more sophisticated, catchy and emotion filled electro pop
Concept: I have several story boards already written. Video would be more concept based rather
performance based.
Length: 4:07
Extra info: We're a two man band. I played SXSW last year in a different band and Melody Fest
in San Antonio. We're currently putting the finishing touches on our first demo release. Need a
poppin' video to go with our crisp, clean, and catchy first single (ydk). Would be willing to work
something out financially. Hit me back at if you're interested.
18. Seeking Story Boarder

Date Needed: Immediately
Contact Name: Melissa Eidson
Contact Email:
UT Affiliation: Extension Student

Compensation: none

Description: I need a story boarder, one who preferably has had experience with documentaries.
The job doesn't pay but it is great experience/resume builder for anyone. I have major festival
connections -- Berlin FF, Guadalajara FF -- with my films El Barrio and No Son Invisibles. This is
a great opportunity to get involved in the film world.
19. Seeking Production Office Intern

Date Needed: ASAP

Contact Name: John Nehme, Director of Operations and Outreach
Contact Email:
Phone: 512-751-7123
UT Affiliation: TIH team members are graduates of UT's RTF program
Compensation: unpaid

Description: Trade In Hope (TIH) is a feature length documentary about child sex slavery in the
U.S, and the response of Texas communities to fight it. The TIH team is in need of a Production
Office Intern. Responsibilities would include, but are not limited to: - Assisting the Producer -
Conducting and compiling research - Assisting TIH with information management - Collaborating
with TIH on strategic development campaigns - Assisting on shoots as a PA TIH is a small, but
quickly growing team in need of a motivated, qualified intern. Please email or call for more
20. Seeking Sound Mixer and Boom Operator

Date Needed: Marc weekends - TBD
Contact Name: Shane Davis
Contact Email:

UT Affiliation: Friends of previous students
Compensation: copy, credit, and food

Description: Supernatural drama with several FX shots. High prod value done with no budget by
experienced filmmakers. Decent production hours with no over nights scheduled. Great
opportunity to meet people, gain experience in the field, and build your resume.
Teacher: Jeanne Stern

Wednesdays, March 2 - April 27, 6:30pm-8:30pm (No class on March 16 - Spring Break)

In this class we will explore a variety of animation techniques including hand-drawn and stop-
motion animation. This class will approach animation with a spirit of playfulness, and help
students develop a visual language. Each student will create their own animation which can
range anywhere from narrative to abstract. We will also learn about the history of animation as an
art form. No animation experience required.

Students are encouraged to bring their own digital still camera and tripod

Just fill out the Registration Form and fax to 512.857.1082, or e-mail scanned version to After sending your form, please pay through Paypal or mail your
check or money order to the following address:

Austin School of Film
Attn: Class Registration
1634 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702

*Please add a note to your Paypal transaction listing the names of each registering student.
**If this class fails to meet minimum enrollment, it may be canceled. In case of cancellation, your
registration will automatically be transferred to the next scheduled class. If you would like to
specify a different class or a refund (refer to our refund policy below), please contact us directly at
22. UNIVERSITY DAY: Panel Discussion: How One Idea Can Change the World
March 5, 2011 from 2:45pm - 4:00pm

Location: UTC building on the UT Austin campus
UT Campus, Austin, TX

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Track: RISE University

Topics: Social Entrepreneurship

About This Session

Come here first hand from entrepreneurs who are living out this concept and making an impact in
their community and worldwide.

Mason Arnold
CEO/Founder, Greenling (delivers high-quality organic produce to customer door steps)

Laurie Loew
Founder, GiveRealty (gives 25% of her earnings as a real-estate broker to the client's charity of

Jose Alejandro Flores
CEO/Founder, (helps communities in Latin America by donating sandals,
education, and healthcare to those in need)

Ruben Cantu
Founder of Core Media Enterprises

**All RISE University Day sessions will be taking place in the UTC building. This building is
located on 21st between University & Speedway. It is directly across from the McCombs School.
There will be a ―RISE University Day‖ sign located on the sidewalk in front of the main entrance.
( Also, please plan to arrive early as parking
is predicted to be limited throughout the day.**

FIRST MONDAY MIX — MONDAY, March 7, 6:00-8:00pm – At Stompin‘ Grounds, 3801 S.
Congress (about one block north of Ben White/290). Street and garage parking.

Co-sponsored by REEL WOMEN the AUSTIN FILM MEET!
No real schedule, no real speaker, no agenda, just meeting, mingling, bragging, recruiting,
bitching and commiserating. Meet old friends and new. Find someone you want to work with (or
This coffee-place-in-the-morning/cocktail-place-at-night is owned by actor Dana McConnell, so
we know he‘ll treat us right with discounts on drinks and a taco bar. $3 wells, $3 domestics and
$1 off everything else.

Introduced in July 2002, The First Monday Mix gives Reel Women members and others an
opportunity to meet each other, find collaborators and talk about past, current and future projects,
as well as life as a filmmaker or wannabe in Austin and other places. For those who want to learn
more about Reel Women, this is a very casual way to meet some of the members and Board
FREE! Open to Everyone!
YES, that means MALES too!
Meets every Monday
CMA 2.320

The University Filmmakers‘ Alliance aims to give students another venue to produce short films
and create a film networking community. Once an academic year, UFA holds a film conference
with industry professionals.

Free! Everyone welcomed
25. RTF Master Class
Since 2006, John Pierson‘s Master Class has brought in renowned guests from the film and
television industry to visit with RTF students, the University community, and select members of
the Austin Film Society.

Mar 7 • Peter Deming (DP: Mulholland Drive, Austin Powers, I Heart Huckabees, Scream)

Mar 21 • Jay/Mark Duplass (Cyrus)
26. *****RTFers at SXSW*****
UT Radio-Television-Film Dept. related films at SXSW (I‘ve seen almost everything on this list,
they‘re all good, trust me!)

Check them out at this website (or at the summaries below – click on the film titles for more info)

And come to the RTF SXSW Party on Saturday, March 12th from 6 to 8 PM at Progress:



Where Soldiers Come From
<> Director: Heather Courtney (MFA alum)
Premiers Monday, March 14th at 2 PM at the Convention Center‘s Vimeo Tehater
From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, the
film follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, who join the National Guard and their town,
forever changed by a faraway war. (World Premiere)

Five Time Champion
<> Director & Writer: Berndt Mader (MFA alum)
Premiers Sunday, March 13th at 11 AM at the Paramount Theater
A film about love, hope, petty theft, adultery, and the boundless opportunities presented by
science. The fabulous cast includes Betty Buckley, Dana Wheeler Nicholson, Jon Gries, Ryan
Akin, Robert Longstreet (World Premiere)

INCENDIARY: The Willingham Case
<>             Directors: Steve Mims (RTF Lecturer) &
Joe Bailey, Jr.
Premiers on Saturday, March 12th at 4:30 PM at the Paramount Theater
Cameron Todd Willingham: A martyr for anti-death penalty activists, a 'monster' for right-wing
politicians and a flash point for an astonishing twenty-first century fight between science and
folklore. (World Premiere)

<> Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari (MFA alum)
Screens on Thursday, March 17th at 9:45 PM at the Paramount Theater
Premiered at Toronto, Venice and Sundance, and just accepted for New Directors in NY! Marina,
23, is growing up with her architect father. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she
keeps her distance. Instead she chooses to observe life through the songs of Suicide, the
documentaries of Sir David Attenborough, and the sex-ed lessons she receives from her only
friend, Bella. A stranger comes to town and challenges her to a foosball duel. Her father
meanwhile prepares for his exit from the 20th century, which he considers ―overrated.‖ Caught
between the two men and Bella, Marina investigates the mysteries of the human fauna.

Editor Karen Skloss (RTF alum) As images get recoded into zeros and ones and the world
disappears into digital folders, for over forty years using record cover albums as his canvas,
Storm Thorgerson has produced some of the most visually arresting images in popular culture -
eschewing computer manipulation in his quest to ―do it for real‖. With intimate interviews and
footage of Thorgerson and never seen before material, TAKEN BY STORM: THE ART OF
STORM THORGERSON AND HIPGNOSIS, is a film about one man‘s creative journey in pursuit
of his artistic vision at the intersection of art, commerce, and technological change. Premiers
Friday, March 11th at 9 PM at the Alamo Ritz.

Co-Produced by Dawn Cooper (RTF alum), Director: Alan Berg           Austin in the 80‘s had one of
the cheapest costs of living of any city in the US and one of the most vibrant music scenes. Four
guys living on next to nothing created a music event in the hopes of giving outsiders a way to
connect with music industry insiders. Their creation grew to be the biggest music industry event in
the world. Along the way the conference and its founders have faced criticism, backlash, and
even arson! In the constantly changing landscape of the music industry, SXSW has become what
many consider to be the benchmark of alternative culture. Amazing archival footage! Premiers
on Wednesday, March 16th at 4:30 PM at the Paramount Theater


<> Director: Soham Mehta (MFA alum) Sparks
fly as a family reunites. Premiers Saturday, March 12th at the Alamo South on Lamar (part of the
Narrative Shorts 1 program)

Noc na Tanečku (Night at the Dance)
<> Director: Annie Silverstein
(current MFA student) A profile of the last days of a Czech dance hall in rural Texas—and the
old-timers who come there to polka. Premiers on Saturday, March 12th at 11 AM at the Alamo
South on Lamar (part of the Documentary Shorts 1 program).

Christeene, "Bustin' Brown"
<> Director: PJ Raval (MFA alum and RTF
assistant professor) In ―Bustin‘ Brown,‖ the fourth installment of the CHRISTEENE Video
Collection, CHRISTEENE confronts the ever-present bastardization of anal sex from mainstream
bourgeois heterosexuals by returning ―da buh-hole‖ to its rightful owners. Screens Friday, March
11th at 11:30 at the Alamo Ritz part pof the Midnight Shorts program).

Chainsaw Found Jesus
<> Director: Spencer Parsons (MFA alum) A
suburban fairytale about uneasy dreams, an unexpected play date, and a search for whale songs.
Mistakes are made. Rocks could be thrown. Officer Schnauzer, are you gonna arrest somebody?
Screens on Friday, March 11th at 6:30 PM at the Rollins Theater (part of the Texas Shorts

Parachute Kids
<> Director: Allen E. Ho (current MFA student)
A story about a troubled Asian American youth during Christmas in Los Angeles. Premiers on
Friday, March 11th at 6:30 PM at the Rollins Theater (part of the Texas Shorts program)


Austin Film Society SXSW Showcase - Saturday, March 12 at 11 AM at The Rollins Theater
RECESS by Bradley Montesi- RTF Alumnus
RUSH by Evan Roberts and Annie Silverstein – RTF MFA
NORTHEAST FRONT by Angela Torres Camarena – RTF MFA
I DON'T NEED TO KNOW by Max Kruemcke - RTF Alumnus
THE DISPATCHERS by Elizabeth Walker - RTF Alumnus
THE MAN WHO NEVER CRIED by Bradley Jackson - RTF Alumnus


Reel Women SXSW Showcase - MONDAY MARCH 14TH AT 12:00PM-2:30PM AT THE
Austin Memory Project: A History in the Making (9:00) dir. Gabbie Burns – RTF Undergrad
When I Grow Up (9:30) dir. Sharon Arteaga – RTF Alumnus
Have it All (5:14) dir. Carlyn Hudson – RTF Undergrad
La Lupita (8:00) dir. Ivete Lucas –RTF MFA
Lessons (5:00) dir. Matty Greene – RTF Alumnus
Valentina (5:00) dir. Gaia Bonsignore – RTF MFA
FeMC (11:14) dir. Chelsea Hernandez – RTF Alumnus
Karin‘s Shoes (7:00) dir. Elizabeth Chatelain – RTF MFA
Carolyn Jackson Story (11:00) dir. Nina Vizcarrondo – RTF MFA

7:00pm at Picturebox Studios, 701 Tillery Suite A7 – Filmmakers and Film Festival Programmers
from Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and Austin will participate in a conversation about women
in film; challenges, successes, strategies, frustrations. Panelists include Jennifer Wilson, film
programmer at Film Independent & Los Angeles Film Festival, Jane Schoette from Toronto Film
Festival, Tamir Muhammad from Tribeca All-Access, and Janet Grillo director of ―Fly Away‖ which
is screening at SXSW.

Presented by MPS Studios


Event Features Prominent SXSW Participants

REEL WOMEN announces that guests for the March ―Dialogue‖ include JENN WILSON of Film
Independent/Los Angeles International Film Festival, JANE SCHOETTLE of the Toronto
International Film Festival, TAMIR MUHAMMAD of Tribeca All Access, and JANET GRILLO,
producer of the film Fly Away. Other participants will be announced as they are confirmed.

The monthly REEL WOMEN meeting was recently renamed ―REEL WOMEN DIALOGUE‖ in
order to more clearly define the events. Executive Director Sherry Mills interviews and leads
panel discussions with the guests. The popular introduction and announcement segments
continue each month.

This event is FREE, no badge or pass needed, and open to everyone
27. With-Out-A-Box!

Submit yourself as a filmmaker or your film to With A Box and help your festival experience.
Withoutabox provides cost-saving, online entry to major film festivals throughout the U.S. and in
Europe with one master entry form, allowing you and us to enter your film more quickly and with
greater accuracy. This method is free and easy.

Seriously If you don‘t have a Withoutabox account then you might as well be a liberal arts major.
28. Viral Video Contest

Seeking: Filmmakers, Videographers, Aspiring Youtube Stars, Moviemakers!
Date Needed: Entry Deadline is 2/21/2010, Submission Deadline 3/21/2010
Contact Name: Hayden Schottlaender
Contact Email:
Phone : (512)-394-6104
UT Affiliation: Hayden is a UT IRG Undergrad, Yuen Yung is HDYR‘s CEO and was a McComb‘s
Finance Major and Instructor at UT‘s CFP Program
Compensation: $500 to the Winner, Free Sushi to 2nd & 3rd Places

Interested in $500 cash? Want your film to be promoted nationally on a variety of popular social
websites? How about establishing a lasting relationship with an innovative and exciting new
restaurant chain?
How do you roll? invites aspiring filmmakers to be a part of an exciting opportunity to gain
valuable production experience while creating a viral video for a rapidly expanding Austin start-
up. HDYR opened its first doors in Austin in October 2008 and now has contracts for 65 more
across the nation. Contestants will work in teams of their choosing to create a film with two
objectives: To be super funny and to get people curious about the HDYR name.

Like to push the envelope? We dare you! We are looking for creativity and out-of-the-box ideas!
Participants are welcome to include in the video as much or as little about our restaurant as they
desire. Just remember that the goal is to get people to want to know what ―How do you roll?‖ is.
Films will be evaluated on creativity, comedic value, consistency with the HDYR brand,
production quality and general public appeal. • Deadline to declare entry into contest is
2/21/2011. Email team member‘s names and email addresses to Hayden
• Film should be no less than 30 seconds and no greater than 4 minutes
• Contestants must submit their completed films by 3/21/2011. Films can be submitted by
uploading to Youtube or Vimeo. Notification of the video‘s unique URL constitutes a submission.
• The use of our logo and text is mandatory. Please request these images and materials from
Hayden at the above email address.
29. Sony Behind the Lens Contest: Film School Edition

CONTEST DESCRIPTION: The Sony Behind the Lens Contest: Film School Edition (the
―Contest‖) is a skill contest where Entrants will film a digital video and submit via online. Contest
entries must be in the form of a 3 minute (maximum) video. The Contest is divided into three
Rounds. All three rounds will have Public Voting, however, the judges will determine the semi-
finalists, finalists and the Grand Prize winner.

CONTEST DATES: The contest begins on March 1, 2011 at 12:00:01 am Eastern Time (―ET‖),
and ends on May 20, 2011 at 12:00:00 pm ET (the ―Contest Period‖). The opportunity to
participate in the first round of the Contest is March 1, 2011 12:00:01 am ET, through March 15,
2011 12:00 pm ET. During the contest period there are a series of contest-related events that
start and end on or about the dates and times noted below:

For more info
30. Brooklyn Film Festival
 "One of the world's coolest fests" - MovieMaker Magazine

Categories: Feature, Documentary, Short, Experimental, Animation
Awards: $50,000 in services, products, and cash.

Final Deadline:
March 16, 2011
Deadline is "Postmarked by" = Packages can be mailed until March 16th

The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), is an International, competitive festival. BFF mission is to
provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent
production of films. To draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema. To
encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent
filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure.
BFF, inc. is a not-for-profit organization.
31. Best Shorts Competition

Submission Deadline: March 25, 2011
Festival Dates: February 29 - March 25, 2011
Submission Fee: $50.00

Location: La Jolla, CA
Phone: 858-454-9868
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Description: Best Shorts Call for Entries – deadline 3-25-11 Please visit for
more information on this exciting competition!

32. Texas Film Festival 2011
April 1 -3, 2011
College Station, Texas

The Texas Film Festival 2011 is seeking short and feature film submissions in all genres.

Entry forms, rules, and regulations are available on the Texas Film Festival website. The Texas
Film Festival 2011, hosted by Aggie SWAMP (ScreenWriting, Acting, & Movie Production) Club
with partnership of MSC Aggie Cinema at Texas A&M University, will create a full exciting
schedule for selected short films and features over the course of the three days. Films will be
screened in the Rudder Theatre Complex. The film selections will be posted around the middle
portion of March.

   * Early submission date is February 3, 2011,
   * Regular submission date is February 24, 2011
   * Late submission date is March 3, 2011 with varying prices.

The categories include short films, high school shorts, and feature films.
The Texas Film Festival was started in 1993 by A&M Film Society member Paul Alvarado-
Dykstra with a mission to ―celebrate the vision and enterprise of America‘s finest contemporary
independent and minority filmmakers.‖

Since its inception it grew over 12 years to be the largest student-run independent film festival in
the nation.

The festival has also had the privilege to showcase the talent of independent filmmakers from
around the globe including Spike Lee, Oliver Stone, Tim McCanlies, Robert Rodriguez, Sean
Astin, John Landis, and John Waters. Every year the festival has grown and reached an even
wider audience.

However, in 2005 the festival could no longer continue running due to budgetary issues. In the
Summer of 2010 the Texas A&M Aggie SWAMP Club (ScreenWriting Acting and Movie
Production) decided to restore the Texas Film Festival to it‘s former glory, in lieu of it‘s own
annual event, SWAMPFest Film Festival.
33. 6th Annual Short Shorts
Film Festival
Now taking film submissions!

We are starting to collect entries for our 6th annual Short Shorts Film Festival!

The Play Ground would like to invite independent filmmakers nationwide to participate in our 6th
Annual Short Shorts Film Festival. These short shorts, which must be no longer than 5 minutes,
will be viewed by a panel of judges, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 films.

They must be in DVD format, and must be received by Friday, Feb. 11th.

Click here for complete contest rules and to download an application.
34. Fullframe Festival Call for Avante Garde / Experimental Film & Video Tenders, Vienna


Interested artists can tender films or videos from the realm of visual arts and new media until
February 19th 2011. Requested are current tenders (not older than 2009) which gain quality by
being presented on the 120m² screen at the Vienna Gartenbaukino, coming from the genre of
experimental- and avantguard film art. Within this area we are aiming for a wide range concerning
the application with the medium ‗film&video‘.

The selection will be proceeded by the fullframe association and will cover worldwide productions
and various formats and media, which have been produced from 2009 onwards, respectively in
exceptional cases unseen elder works. We have a special interest in artistic solutions, which are
technically experimental or in some way ground-breaking.

On the 21th of April 2011 fullframe presents a selection of current film and video art in a program
with the duration of 100 minutes at the screen of the Vienna Gartenbaukino. 16mm, 35mm, video-
projections and a live-act will be shown. The program consists of films and videos, which are of
museum quality or are customarily displayed in galleries. It shows that a presentation at a cinema
not only enables a new concentrated view of the single films and a reciprocal action within the
entire program but it also attracts a wider range of visitors.

So far works by Pipilotti Rist, Friedl Kubelka, Nikolaus Gansterer, Peter Weibel, Kerstin Cmelka,
Gustav Deutsch, Julian Rosefeldt, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Marie Losier und Thomas Draschan, only
to name a few, have been displayed.

Tenders to:
Verein fullframe
Postfach 240 A-1020 Vienna

For tenders: Sample-DVD (for DVD-player) and filled out entry form. The definite selection of
participants will be made by the fullframe association at the middle of March and will be
announced on the website.

More information about fullframe, entry form and participation conditions >>

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35. National Eating Disorders Association

Announces PSA Competition to be Judged by Celebrity Media Panel

Grand Prize Winner Will Receive Trip to New York City, Where the PSA Will Debut at NEDA‘s
Annual Benefit Dinner

Challenge is Part of Efforts to Raise Awareness of Eating Disorders During the 24th Annual
NEDAwareness Week, Feb. 20-26

SEATTLE — Jan. 12, 2011 — For Immediate Release — The National Eating Disorders
Association (NEDA) is announcing a PSA competition as part of this year‘s national outreach
campaign to raise awareness
about eating disorders (EDs) during its 24th annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week,
Feb. 20-26.

With the theme It‘s Time to Talk About It, NEDAwareness Week is the non-profit group‘s largest
national outreach campaign to raise consciousness about the realities and seriousness of these
illnesses, while educating the public on signs and symptoms and encouraging people to get help.
The goal is also to spread a message of hope: Help is available, recovery is possible and those
affected are not alone in their struggle! NEDA also challenges unrealistic, unhealthy body size
expectations, diets and fat talk to reduce disordered eating and ultimately EDs.

Lynn Grefe, president and CEO of NEDA commented, ―Today‘s pressure cooker of ‗the thin ideal‘
versus obesity is creating our own kind of body mass confusion. Speaking out is more critical now
than ever before. We should be measured by the size of our hearts, not our hips. Together, as a
society, we should focus on health instead of beauty. We have a lot to talk about and this rich
conversation can help save lives by bringing healthy common sense to the forefront.‖

―The idea behind the PSA competition,‖ explains Grefe, ―is to give entrants a voice and ask them,
‗How would you talk about it?‘‖ Winners will be selected by a NEDA Celebrity Media Judges
Panel, including: George Larrimore, managing editor of Access Hollywood; and others to be
The Grand Prize winner will receive round-trip, coach airfare to New York City (domestic 48
states only), two nights hotel stay, $200 in prize/travel money and will be recognized at NEDA‘s
annual benefit dinner, April 7, where the PSA will be debuted. A 1st Prize winner will receive a
$100 prize; and a 2nd Prize winner will receive a $50 prize. All three PSAs will be featured on
NEDA‘s website, will be shown at NEDA‘s annual conference, Oct. 13-15, in Los Angeles; and
will be made available to media outlets and other organizations.

RULES & REGULATIONS: The PSA must be 30 seconds in length; be all original material; have
a helpful, hopeful or informative message about EDs; and include the NEDA website address
and/or helpline number. Submissions must be accompanied by an official submission/release
form and postmarked/received no later than Feb. 20, 2011 @ noon EST. Winners will be notified
by and an announcement made no later than March 14, 2011. Entries that do not meet all
guidelines will be disqualified. Submissions will not be returned.

For complete rules & requirements and to submit a release form (required):
36. Sonoma International Film Festival

Sonoma International Film Festival prefers on-line film entries submitted via
This is a paperless alternative to film submissions. Withoutabox's web-based submission
platform features an on-line application using one master entry form. There is no extra cost to
you, and by submitting, you'll join Withoutabox's global filmmaker community and stay in the loop
about international exhibition opportunities. Two copies (DVD) must be submitted for each entry.
Click on the link below to submit your film today!

Categories for entry are: Features, Documentaries, World Cinema, Shorts, and Animations.

All film categories are eligible for Jury and Audience Awards. Cash prizes in all categories to be

Deadlines & Fees:
February 10, 2011 (Extended Deadline) - Entry Fees: $75 Features, Docs, World, Animations /
$70 Shorts
37. San Antonio Film Festival

Regular Deadline: Friday, February 25, 2011

Late Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2011

Now in its 16th year, the San Antonio Film Festival — formerly The San Antonio Underground
Film Festival — is held annually in June at the Instituto Cultural de Mexico en San Antonio & is
looking for 100% DIY narrative, animation, doc, or experimental shorts or features. Our mission is
to serve as an accessible and inclusive platform for artist in the category of cinema and provide
cinematic culture to a diverse audience. The San Antonio Film Festival showcases film from
around the world while nurturing, fostering, and developing filmmakers of all ages.
38. Accolade Competition
Submission Deadline: February 25, 2011
Submission Fee: $50

The Accolade is unique; it is an awards competition, not a traditional film festival. Awards go to
those filmmakers, television producers, videographers and new media creators who produce
fresh, standout productions. It is a showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices.

Submisison Deadline Feb 28, 2011
Festival Dates May 26-29, 2011
Submission Fee $20
Location              Hampton Inn & Suites-Austin Airport 7712 E. Riverside Drive Austin Texas 78744
Phone (972) 836-4255
WithOutABox Compatible?                    no
Description           THIS YEARS THEME: SUSTAINABILITY WITHIN Think about what it takes to
fuel our lives? As female artists and citizens of the world that want social change, we desire to
fuse the message of sustainability, earth consciousness, compassion and cooperation among
humans through this forum. Through women‘s efforts, recyclable & electronic promotions,
workshops, dance, film, music and performance art, this event will portray what‘s possible when
we as unique individuals vibe on harmonious level and remain in tune long after an event has
passed. We are the utterance of sound, the movement, the colored liquid applied to the surface. It
is through our art that we transmit the message that the world – and our place in it – is
sustainable and efficient. Support those who support you, sustain yourself! Register for the
conference and make a difference today.
40. 5th Annual Reel Teal Film Festival.

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington's Flicker Film Society is hosting the 5th Annual
Reel Teal Film Festival. This is a festival created by students, aimed at showcasing short student
films of all genres from across the country. The festival will be held on April 15th, 2011 in
UNCW's Lumina Theater, which is located in the Fisher Student Center.

>All films must be shorter than 20 minutes.
>All filmmakers must own all rights to their entries.
>Forward this event on to all of your filmmaker friends :D

Entry Guidelines:
>We accept films of any genre! Narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, etc etc
>Films should be submitted as DVD, Blu-Ray, Quicktime, or 35mm.

The entry deadline for Reel Teal Film Festival 2011 is March 11, 2011 for earlybirds with an entry
fee of $5, and the late deadline is March 25, 2011 with an entry fee of $10.

To submit your film, click the link below to download an entry form. Mail your completed entry
form, entry fee, and film to the address at the top of the page.

entry form:
41. Cellardoor Cinema Screenplay Contest

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Earlybird Deadline - Mar. 15, 2011
Regular Deadline - Apr. 15, 2011
Late Deadline - May 15, 2011

Early Fee: $15 (up to March 15)
Regular Fee: $20

The Cellardoor Cinema Screenplay Contest accepts narrative, fiction short screenplays and
narrative, fiction feature screenplays for consideration into the festival. Applicants may submit
multiple screenplays at one screenplay per entry. Previous winning authors are eligible for entry
into the next years screenplay contest. Screenplays will be reviewed by the contest panel and
winning screenplays will be announced at the conclusion of the contest. The Grand Prize winning
screenplay will be produced by Cellardoor Cinema and submitted to festivals. Grand Prize
winning screenplay can come from either short or feature screenplay competitions. Top category
winners will receive Cellardoor Cinema‘s Screenplay Recognition Awards.

The Cellardoor Cinema Screenplay Contest is in it‘s 2nd year and accepts Narrative, Fiction
Short & Feature Length Screenplays. First-place winners in each category will receive a Best of
Contest – Recognition Award, but the big news is the Grand Prize: One Grand Prize Winner will
be selected and have their screenplay go into production by Cellardoor Cinema.

Contact Information:
Jason Weter
Cellardoor Cinema
(662) 380-0561
42. Hamptons International Film Festival
Regular deadline - May 14
Late deadline - June 11 ($45-80)
43. UCLA‘s 17th Annual Shorttakes Student Film Festival
Deadline April 7 ($15)
Late deadline April 14 ($20)

On behalf of UCLA's Campus Events Commission, we'd like to invite your students to participate
in our 17th Annual Shorttakes Student Film Festival. The event showcases short films made by
students from all over the nation.

Students are welcome to submit films (live-action or animation/digital media) under 10 minutes
long. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each requires its own submission fee. Early
submission is due on April 7th and is $15 per entry. Late submission is due on April 14th and is
$20 per entry.

UCLA‘s Campus Events Commission will select the top submissions to be sent to a judging panel
made up of entertainment industry professionals. These judges will select the winners for "Best In
Show", among other categories, and students have chances to win other awards as selected by
the audience and Campus Events Commission. Some recent Shorttakes judges include: Adam
Rifkin (writer, Mousehunt and Small Soldiers), Daniel Chun (writer, The Simpsons and The
Office), Andrew Cohen and Brendan O‘Brien (producers, Funny People), and David X. Cohen
(writer/producer, The Simpsons and Futurama), among many other industry figures. Prizes are
TBD but will be substantial. Many past winners have gone on to work within the industry, such
Shane Acker, the director of 9. The finalists‘ films will be screened at our Shorttakes Festival
Finale at UCLA on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011.

This is a great opportunity and stepping stone for aspiring filmmakers to show their work. We
would appreciate it if you extended this opportunity to your students by spreading the word about
Shorttakes to fellow faculty members and to your students directly. Students can find full details
on festival and submission guidelines on our website:
<> . Any further festival-related questions can be sent to

Tell us about the place you‘re from.
On film. In 10 minutes or less.

Finalists will be showcased at and screened during the 18th Austin Film
Festival in October.

? Free to Enter
? Public voting will take place at
? Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2011.
? Prizes will be awarded to one grand prize winner and two runners-up.
? Judges will include independent filmmakers and industry figures, including Mike Simpson,
Partner, WME Entertainment; and Orian Williams, Producer, Control and Shadow of a Vampire.
45. 2011 Annual Cinema Touching Disability

Short Film Competition

Call For Submissions

CTD is now accepting entries for the fifth annual Cinema Touching
Disability Short Film Competition. We are looking for High School,
College, and Emerging level filmmakers to share their work with us.
Submitted films must be between 3 and 20 minutes and should contain
at least one character and/or star a person with a disability, have
a production crew member with a disability, or have a theme based on
disability. Past entries have included cartoons, comedies, music
videos, silent films, dramas and documentaries. Details are listed

Deadline: September 30, 2011

Entry Fee: Free

Prizes: 3rd place -- Commemorative plaque
2nd place -- $250.00
1st place -- $500.00

All finalists will have their entries shown at the Alamo DraftHouse
South Lamar in Austin, Texas. An award is also given to te film that
the audience enjoys the most. A large audience always turns out for
the Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival, so your film will be
seen by a full house of about 150 people. Plus, all finalists will
be posted on Facebook for our 5000+ fans.

To enter, simply print and fill out the registration form by -
clicking here.

While the deadline isn‘t until September 30th, there is an
increasingly large number of entries every year, so it is never too
soon to submit your film! -
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47. WANTED: Your shot out 16mm film!

The Cage would like your used 16mm film. I collect them and used them for art projects. Please
don‘t through away your negatives. Please drop them off at the Cage or slide them under the

If you have any questions, please email the Cage at

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