Welcome to Flicker #21
here's what we'll be screening tonight:
1. Paul Harrill "One Inch Equals
A Hundred Miles"
12 min. 16mm
2. Mike Powell "Clovis Hoof"
12 min 16mm
3. Jason Livingston "Not a Drop"
5 min 16mm
4. Chad Benton "Laundry"
4 min 16mm
5. Ben Epps "And the Bunnies
6. Mike Coyle "Morning Glances
4 min Super 8
7. Will Skolochenko "Transient"
4 min super 8
8. Luke Fannin "Puberty: Benji's
17 min 16mm
9. Jim Haverkamp "A Universe
8 min 16mm
In case you can't believe your eyes or don't tune into the WB, yes, that is Dawson's bedroom (y'know, from Dawson's Creek) on the cover of the program, and, yes, that is a Flicker Guide to the World of Super 8 mixed in among his Spielbergia. If Dawson likes us, then you know we've got something good here.
But Dawson's Creek isn't the sole sign of Flicker's triumphs. The farm league (Flicker LA and Flicker Richmond) seems to be producing some good stuff too. Norwood's Flicker in LA has finally found a home at a really great club called Spaceland. His first Flicker took place October 14th and was a big hit. He'll be doing another one in early December and every couple of months after that. Tonight he's sent along a film from that first Flicker.
I'm also excited to screen two films from Flicker Richmond which has become a big success up there. Each Flicker there draws more and more people and may soon rival our own screenings. If you want to screen your films at either of those other fests, the info is on the website. It's a nice little trip to Richmond & it's definitely worth checking out sometime whether you're screening or not.
We've got a good show tonight with lots of film prints (hooray!). I'm looking forward to seeing much of this stuff for the first time & I hope you'll all enjoy it too.
Yours in Dawson (uh, film, that
Flicker Film Grants Flicker film grant #13 went to Joyce Ventimiglia, whose film Lena really wowed the crowd at Anniversary Flicker #20. Another lucky filmmaker will walk away with $100 tonight. It could be you.
Ok, people--here's a challenge to all of you who haven't yet picked up a camera and shot your own film yet. As you know, we give away $100 to a lucky & talented local filmmaker at every Flicker. As of tonight, we've given away $1400 & we're going to keep on giving. The only catch is that we've given out so many, that we're running out of people to give it to. THIS IS YOUR BIG SHOT--if you've ever (ever) dreamed of picking up a super 8 camera & making a movie, we'll pay for it (as long as it costs $100--which is a pretty long S8 film). All you have to do is submit a grant proposal (which can be as little as a few sentences scribbled on a piece of paper about an idea you've always wanted to try). If you'd like to be considered for the grant, you can send your scribblings to Flicker at 4000 Forestdale Dr., Durham, NC 27712 or for the e-literate to email@example.com. And if you don't have access to a camera, just let me know & I'll hook you up. (I'm no Master P, but I have my ways...) NOW YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE NOT TO MAKE A SUPER 8 FILM. Get crackin'.
Upcoming Fests Two great NC film & video fests are coming up & I'd encourage everyone to submit their films. We've seen some great stuff at Flicker over the past year & I these fests are your chance to take (or to continue to take) your films to the masses hungry for some local film. (For those of you who shoot video, these fests can pick up where Flicker leaves off & give you a place to screen your videos too.)
The first of these fests is in Wilmington & is one of my personal faves. It's called Cucalorus and is run by those crazy kids from Twinkle Doon (including Bo Webb, who screened "Business Class" at the last Flicker). They're really great to the filmmakers--free food, tours of the Wilmington studios, & they'll even give you a place to stay--and they've also traditionally been a friend to NC filmmaking. The full call for Cucalorus will follow my ramblings, so look there for more info.
The second is the Film & Video Happening put on by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke. They're now in the 4th year & it just gets better & better. Last year's fest included loads of great NC documentaries, and also other awesome stuff like a screening of Alan Berliner's Family Album. There's a fancy ad for this fest right after the Cucalorus call. Everyone who has ever shot a documentary should submit it & everyone who hasn't should mark it on their calendars now & head over there in February to support the kids & see some cool local films and videos.
CALL FOR ENTRIES - CUCALORUS 99 The Fifth Annual CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL will take place April 22-25, 1999 in Wilmington, North Carolina. We're a small, fun, largely filmmaker-attended festival that showcases all kinds of great work from North Carolina and Beyond. It's a showcase festival, so no prizes are given out, and there are no restrictions on content, length, or format. Anything goes. Past features include "Bandwagon," "The Closest Thing to Heaven," "Paradise Falls," "Sonic Outlaws," Aardman animation, "The Red Shoes," "The Third Man," "Riding the Rails," "Independent's Day," and "Steaming Milk."
Features, shorts, videos, panel discussions, the annual Filmmaker's Brunch, live music, alternative screenings, late-night events, the works! Come join us!
CALL FOR ENTRIES: Formats include 35mm, 16mm, Super 8, Beta SP, VHS, Hi8. Screening copies on VHS please. ENTRY FEES: $15 for entries postmarked by January 15, 1999. $20 for entries postmarked by February 1, 1999.