The official word: Akron Film, producer of the Akron Film Festival, is pleased to announce its new 2010 filmmaking contest: Movie Mash-ups. Filmmaking teams from around the Northeast Ohio region will attend an orientation on August 8, 2010 at 1 p.m. in the Akron Art Museum’s Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium where they will each draw two famous movie titles from a hat. They then have two weeks to shoot a five minute movie that combines elements of both films.
After watching the projects at a wrap-up event on August 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Akron Art Museum, an independent panel of judges plus an audience vote will determine the winner, which will be announced later that evening. The winning team will receive $250, an assortment of items from local businesses, and their film will be screened again as part of the Akron Film Festival, taking place from September 23 to 26, 2010 at the Akron Art Museum.
“I think the teams are going to have a lot of interesting film combinations,” said Steve Felix, Akron Film co-director. “I’m hoping someone selects Ghostbusters and The Godfather!”
There is a $20 entry fee per team and no limit to team size. Teams must supply their own cameras and other equipment. The competition and the free screening are both open to the public. Teams must provide their applications and entry fee before or at the August 8 orientation.
All completed movies are due August 21 if submitted by mail or August 22 at 3:00 p.m. if submitted online or in person at the Akron Art Museum (in the Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium) between 3 and 3:30 p.m.
More information as well as applications for the competition can be found at www.akronfilm.com.