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WHAT IS COASTALTHON?
Coastalthon Film and Music Slam is a single-night screening of new, original short films taking place on April 10, 2010 at House of Rock. This year's starting time is TBD. There will be a small admission, TBD. Throughout the evening, local musicians will rock the crowd between films. This is the 2nd annual installment of Coastalthon.
IS COASTALTHON OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Of course. Coastalthon is a showcase of public filmmaking and music talent and one hell of a cool event. All are welcome.
WHAT FILMS WILL PLAY AT COASTALTHON?
Anyone can submit any film to screen at Coastalthon with very few parameters. All films must be 25 minutes or less including credits. The reason for this time limit is to (a) keep the pace of the evening flowing and (b) force filmmakers to edit. We will not screen original or reedited CC7D films. Please submit new, original content. CCFS will not screen any films deemed pornographic.
WHAT MUSICAL ACTS WILL PLAY AT COASTALTHON?
House of Rock's Casey Lain is picking the bands for Coastalthon 2010. If you would like to play, email Casey. Because of the film/music alternating flow, there are some logistic limitations all bands will need to consider.
WHO CAN SUBMIT A FILM?
HOW DO I SUBMIT A FILM?
Check back soon for full instructions. Films will be due on or before Saturday, April 3. There will be a physical turn-in event on that date. You may also mail your entry in. Details for the physical turn-in and the mail-in will follow.
WHAT FORMAT SHOULD MY FILM BE IN?
All films must be turned in on DVD in a hard jewel case of some kind (not a paper sleeve). There will be no transfer onto a master DVD. The DVD you turn in is the DVD we will play.
ARE THERE 'ELEMENTS' OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE FILMS LIKE CC7D?
IS COASTALTHON A COMPETITION?
No. There may be an Audience Award of some kind, but that is still in discussion. Otherwise, there are no awards to be given at Coastalthon (except applause).
HOW WILL THE FILMS TO SCREEN BE CHOSEN?
If the amount of submissions creates a manageable program length then all films submitted will screen. If we receive more films than we can show in the course of an evening, then a panel (to be assembled) will select the films to be screened based on quality, originality, and creativity. Special deference will be given to local filmmakers.
CAN I SUBMIT A FILM I MADE FOR A CLASS?
Yes. All films made for class projects will go through a to-be-determined selection process. Coastalthon is not intended to be a default second screening for class projects so we will only show those that pass this selection process. Special deference will be given to local filmmakers.