Thursday, February 09, 2006

Indie short film festival

This release arrived on february 9, 2006

“Ohio Filmmakers put their shorts on display with 3rd LOOK AT MY SHORTS FILM

Columbus, OH, February 9th, 2006 – The 3rd semi annual LOOK AT MY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL will be held on February 26th, 2006 from 4:PM to 8:PM at the
Screens movie theatre at the Continent in Columbus. Over 20 short movies exclusively from moviemakers all over Ohio will be played on the big screen for free to the public. Previous editions of LOOK AT MY SHORTS have played to capacity crowds at the Arena Grand and Studio 35.

“The movement of independent film in Ohio is at an all time high”, says Peter John Ross, Producer/Director with Sonnyboo Productions, and co-director of the festival. “This year, we have professional commercial directors contributing short films and beginners. The range of film will be broad this year.”

This year’s festival is the biggest and longest one so far. There are more filmmakers and more films submitted than ever before. This is in direct correlation to the number of projects finished and completed in the past several months by Ohio moviemakers.

C. Alec Rossel, festival organizer said "After the success of last year’s event this was a no-brainer, that was only the second time this event had ever been held in Columbus and we packed the venue with over three hundred and fifty people. We’re going to do it again this year but bigger and better, with a bigger theater at The Screens at The Continent, more movies
and with more support from local media and businesses. We want to continue to put the spotlight on up and coming filmmakers from the Midwest. We’ve got some real talent out here and we can’t wait to show it off again on the big screen. We’re doing our best to swivel Hollywood’s head our direction."

Digital technology has enabled anyone to create a movie. A home PC can edit digital video and add titles and music in seconds. The new era of the Information Age has arrived. Being creative with visual arts, combined with the latest software and hardware open doors to creativity for anyone with the craving.

For your everyday independent filmmaker and aspiring actor, the opportunity to have your movie shown on the big screen is rare. Hollywood movies and the $1 million+ dollar “independent” films usually dominate the silver screens across the country, but thanks to digital projection & the support of independently owned theatre screens, the lowly $1,000 and below budgeted filmmaker (also known as microcinema) can now compete for screen time.
Offering the movies for free is a way to entice the $9 per ticket moviegoer into trying something new in locally made entertainment.

For more information about the LOOK AT MY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL, you can
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