If you’re a local filmmaker, the Grand Cinema wants to see what you’ve got, filmmakingwise. The theater’s executive director, Philip Cowan tells us he was so impressed with the response to the Grand’s 72- Hour Film Competition that he wants to incorporate the concept into the Tacoma Film Festival, which will arrives in early October.
Specifically, he’s inviting filmmakers from Washington (no out-staters need apply) to create five-minute minimovies to compete for approximately 18 slots in a Local Filmmaker Showcase that will be part of the festival. “There are no restrictions on what kind of film you make,” he says. “Any topic or genre is fair game as long as the final product is suitable for broad viewing.” Translation: Keep it clean. At least, PG-13 clean.
The deadline is Aug. 4. The entry fee is $15. For full details contact the Grand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, what are you waiting for? Grab your camcorder and get shooting.