Tuesday, November 14, 2006

aGLIFF's mgm 07 challenge

Call for Entries for My Gay Movie 2007

10-Minute Short Film Competition Aimed at Novice Filmmakers!

Submission Deadline: December 22 (postmark or drop-off)

MGM Screening: Thursday, January 25 (7:30PM)

For more info: www.agliff.org

(Austin, TX)---Since 2000, The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF) has inspired novice filmmakers to create 10-minute shorts with a “queer sensibility,” with the best being sent to film festivals across the globe. This year, aGLIFF and Public Access Community Television (PACT) are teaming up to provide filmmaking workshops and access to cameras, computers and editing software.

aGLIFF is now accepting submissions for the MGM 2007 Challenge. Entries must be on mini-DV or DVD; be no longer than 10 min; and have lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender subject matter. We are seeking short films from first-time, amateur and budding filmmakers. All types of media are welcome, including live action and animation. A preliminary judging committee will make selections from all works accepted. Awards will be doled out, including a grand prize for “Best My Gay Movie 2007!”

Because MGM is aimed at amateur filmmakers, aGLIFF is teaming up with PACT to provide workshops on basic camera and editing software. You DO NOT have to take a PACT training to submit your MGM Film, but attending a PACT Orientation and becoming certified as a Producer will provide you access to professional camera equipment, editing software and give you the skills to become a first-rate filmmaker.

To submit a film or video please download a Submission Form and include a synopsis of the entry in 50 words or less. Film submissions should be postmarked by December 22, 2006. Films should be mailed to: aGLIFF c/o MGM; 1216 E. 51st Street; Austin, TX 78723.

An exhibition of the films will be held on Thursday, January 25 at 7:00PM at the Regal Arbor Cinema, located at 9828 Great Hills Trail.

aGLIFF hosts is the oldest and largest film festival of its kind in the Southwest and cultivates gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender filmmaking. For more information, you may call 512.302.9889 or visit www.agliff.org.

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