Film Festivals : LUSENET : Distributing & Exhibiting DV Films : One Thread

More festivals are opening up to DV films, projected from film and video. Let's hear some feedback.

-- Maxie D. Collier (, April 30, 1999


Maxie -

I shot the first half of my holocaust documentary in Australia with a Canon XL-1. While I'm waiting for the rest of my funding to come in so I can shoot in Europe this summer, I could cut together 20 or 30 minutes for a film festival. However, I won't be laying out the bucks to transfer to film untill the project is finished.

Which film festivals accept (and project) digital video? Are there any that will play short films that are actually demos asking for money?

Just curious.


-- Chris Ward (, May 02, 1999.

You can post your film on always Independent ( and you can enter the site film festival. The festival takes place in August (2-22)It can be a very good place to start a buz around your film. The Always Independent Film Festival is the first festival that is completly paid for by sponsors not by the filmmakers (i.e. no festival entry fee)

-- amine bitar (, May 23, 1999.

Telluride, resfest and the American International Film and Video Fest and Centrall Florida FIlma nd Video etc. They are out there. Resfest is only a few years old. But Telluride is much older. Find telluride at

-- Kurt Adam (, June 11, 1999.

The AngelCiti International Film & Music Market is running in Santa Fe, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, with more venues to be announced. We are very excited about contributing to the DV revolution in the independent film industry by accepting DV submissions. This amazing new innovation will contribute greatly to opening up the filmmaking experience to a broader range of talented artists. For more info. please contact us at or at (323) 461-Halo. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

-- Larry Hartman (, July 18, 1999.

We accept, and encourage to submit, DV films (projected in video or film)in our main section "Elektronic Cinema" at "Elektrozine Ibiza 2000" (2nd edition of The Ibiza Island International short film Festival, Balearic Islands, SPAIN)as well as shorts shot in film & postproduced in video. New web page to be out by Nov. 1st. 1999.

our adress:

-- Fernado Monge (, August 12, 1999.

The Cyberslag Foundation is a young organisation from the city of Groningen, The Netherlands, which focusses on new media and electronic music. Our main activity at this moment is the Open Electronic Festival (OEF). OEF took place last june on various locations in the city of Groningen and received positive and enthusiastic reactions from both the press and the public. Because of that the Cyberslag Foundation is currently broadening their horizons;

We are looking right now for dv filmmakers to contribute their work to The Open Electronic Festival 2000. An important part of the festival will be an emphasis on digital filmmmaking. In the meantime their will be a lot of screenings of short films/animation/digital video at our movie theatre in the City of Groningen.

So don't hesitate to send a copy your work. You can do so to the adress mentioned below

With kind regards,

Mark Bouwmeester ------------------------ Mark Bouwmeester Program Director Cyberslag Foundation Munnekeholm 10 9711 JA Groningen The Netherlands tel: 0031 50 3637513 fax: 0031 50 3632209 email:

-- Mark Bouwmeester (, October 13, 1999.

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