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Friday, 19 December 2014 15:39

Will You Accept the Challenge?

Written by Joe Garozzo, Director of Educational Media
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What better way to make a name for yourself if you’re an aspiring director, actor, writer, or producer than through a film festival? Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars got their start this way. Directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Joel and Ethan Coen, Kevin Smith, and Wes Anderson all got their initial exposure through film festivals. Film festivals have also been a means for launching acting careers; Luke and Owen Wilson and Jennifer Lawrence all got their starts this way. If making movies is your thing and you like seeing your story and vision come to life on the big screen, then NewTV has the perfect challenge for you! We’re calling it the One-Week Short Film Challenge. Here’s the challenge: create a 4-7 minute short film during a one-week time period starting February 15 and ending February 22. But it’s not that simple! Each team will blindly draw the genre of their film out of a hat and also be given a required character, prop, and line of dialogue to be incorporated into each film. All of this will occur at the Kickoff Event that will be held at NewTV on February 15. The winning film will be the main feature of a special NewTV screening event in the new Screening Room. The winners will also have their films screened during Newton’s Festival of the Arts in May. An additional prize will be awarded to the first place team. So if making it to Hollywood is your dream, then why not make NewTV’s One-Week Short Film Challenge your launching pad for stardom? This event is open to students. Registration will start on January 15th. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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