Last year, the Williamsburg micro-cinema UnionDocs packed the house with screenings of short films and features by some fantastic as-yet-unknown local and international artists. This year, it could be you!
The winning feature film will be awarded a $500 cash prize, while the winning short film will be awarded a $250 cash prize. The feature and short will be screened together at a premiere engagement at the Nitehawk cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, followed by a party celebrating our award-winning filmmakers and their crew. Both films will also receive a redeemable certificate to be used on any DCTV services (include a hyper link to DCTV here that can be used for anything from equipment rentals to their stellar post-production facilities and workshops.
If you would like to get your passion project up on the screen, follow the submission guidelines for your chance to show your film before our illustrious jury.
Submissions can be sent via mail or through Vimeo.
The deadline for the open call is April 15, so make those final edits asap!
Last night, Northside Film kicked off at indieScreen with "This Point In Time," a program of shorts curated by our friends at Rooftop Films. Our photographer Joe Hume was on hand to take portraits of the filmmakers.
And then, at 8pm, The L will present Nothing Yet, an indie-pop comedy directed by a couple of recent NYU grads. I've previously interviewed the filmmakers and am looking forward to continuing the conversation; there will be more of them, and cast members, at this Q&A, attractive and well-dressed young people all, so I'm expecting it will be an excellent opportunity to watch me try to act all "cool." And everyone will receive a copy of the film's soundtrack, featuring Julian Lynch, Real Estate and more (see the interview for the whole track list).
And the movie's only 78 minutes long, so you'll have plenty of time to head over to UnionDocs to catch the second of two screenings of the legendary DIY film Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, with the filmmakers—who spent their entire adolescence shooting a scene-for-scene home video remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark—also on hand to answer some questions.
There's more Q&As and giveaways the rest of the weekend:
So you have a sense of what you're in for, we've assembled a playlist of the previews of many of the features screening at indieScreen and UnionDocs during Northside Film's special presentations and DIY Film Festival: Myth of the American Sleepover, Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, Echotone, Tabloid, Nothing Yet, PressPausePlay, and Dirty Pictures. Enjoy, and see you there:
What's going on today? Some highlights include...
- The Northside Festival kickoff show at Music Hall of Williamsburg featuring Theophilus London
- The Ideas panels kick off at Brooklyn Brewery
- The first day of the Northside Film Festival @ UnionDocs and IndieScreen
- ?uestlove DJs at Brooklyn Bowl
- NYC Popfest showcase @ Bruar Falls
- The Mr. Dream-curated show @ Glasslands
- The Hozac Records showcase @ Shea Stadium
and much, much more!
If you did your homework and bought a badge to the festival, you can pick it up starting at noon today at Northside Festival Headquarters at 240 N. 12th Street (between Union and Driggs). Badge pickup hours are: Thursday noon-10pm, Friday noon-10pm, Saturday noon-8pm and Sunday noon - 5pm.
You can find the full schedule online here, which includes our concerts at the Steve Madden Stage at McCarren Park on Friday and Saturday, headlined by Beirut and Guided By Voices. Beirut is already sold out, but you still have a chance to nab a ticket to see Guided By Voices, alongside Wavves, Surfer Blood and the Babies, so don't miss out!
Follow us on Twitter at #Northsidefest for up-to-the-minute specials and parties, or search for the #northside tag for deals and news happening during the festival. If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
But stop crying, all is not lost. Individual tickets are still available to the following shows: Guided By Voices with Wavves, Surfer Blood and The Babies at the Steve Madden Stage in McCarren Park, Woods with Ed Askew and Magik Markers at St. Cecilia’s Church, Mt. Eerie with Nicholas Krgovich (of No Kids) and Wyrd Visions at St. Cecilia's Church Asobi Seksu with Air Waves, Blair, Cookies (ex. Mobius Band), Doris Cellar (of Freelance Whales)Northside Ideas Panels Thursday night and Sunday night at Brooklyn Brewery, plus all the films at the Northside DIY Film Festival at UnionDocs and the Northside Film curated series at indieScreen. You can find a complete list of what's available here.
The Northside Festival starts tomorrow, Thursday, June 16, in the year 2011. Headquarters opens at noon so you can pick up your badge as early as then. Oops, sorry, didn't mean to rub it in for those of you who didn't get your badge in time!
Guided by Voices Beirut Wavves Surfer Blood Deer Tick (performing as Deervana) Sharon Van Etten Theophilus London DOM Mount Eerie The Strange Boys Iceage (U.S. debut) Twin Sister Javelin Mr. Dream
Frankie Rose Cult of Youth Alela Diane & Wild Divine White Fence Grouplove Allo Darlin' Lucky Dragons Takka Takka Blondes Janka Nabay Holiday Shores Eternal Summers The Babies Xeno and Oaklander Houses Teengirl Fantasy Delicate Steve Grooms Slowdance Grand Rapids Radical Dads Mainland Easter Vomit Lady Lamb the Beekeeper Ava Luna Sean Bones Dream Diary The Loom Pursesnatchers Gatekeeper Nicholas Krgovich (No Kids) Pop. 1280 Sleepies The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! The Black Hollies I'm Turning Into Quiet Lights The Secret History Tiny Victories Indian Rebound Kindest Lines Coyote Eyes Yellow Tears Xray Eyeballs White Suns Marie Stella Mussels Diehard Sensual Harassment Wires Under Tension Dry the River RYAT The Gypsy West Dirty Dishes Grandfather Bangladeafy Tony Ferrante & the Animal Kingdom Grass Is Green Anasazi The Men Pillow Theory Lost Tribe A Lull The Brooklyn What Gabriel & the Hounds... and more to be announced