TEDxMiddlebury – Help Wanted

TEDxMiddlebury is looking for 3 experienced videographers to film the TEDx event in the evening on the 29th of April from 7pm to 10pm. It would be great if you have access to a professional camera. The hourly wage will be level C, ‘specialist’. Email ifuks@middlebury.edu for more information

HERA Conference Call for Papers

Humanities Education and Research Association call for papers for the Virtual Conference which will take place March 4-6, 2021.

HERA’s Undergraduate Humanities Prize
A prize of $500 will be awarded to the best undergraduate conference paper that addresses race, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality. Creative presentations, readings, and exhibitions are also welcomed. Undergraduate students applying for the prize, must indicate this on their submission abstract.

HERA Undergraduate Research Prize
A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the best undergraduate conference paper (or divided among a panel of papers), sponsored by an attending professor (with a $500 prize awarded to the professor). See HERA’s website for more details. Creative presentations, readings, and exhibitions are also welcomed. Undergraduate students may apply for only one of the two undergraduate prizes.

Questions may be directed to the conference organizer, Marcia Green (mgreen@sfsu.edu). Presentation time for individual papers is limited to 15-20 minutes. More information at heraconference.org. Deadline for submission: no later than January 25, 2021.

Bluecat Screenplay Competition

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 23rd year, is accepting submissions for its 2021 competition. BlueCat remains committed to the undiscovered writer and continues its tradition of providing written analysis on every script submitted. The Late Deadline is Sunday, December 13, 2020. All feature, pilot and short scripts submitted by December 13, 2020 will receive a written analysis and will be eligible for resubmission. All scripts submitted (Features, Pilots and Shorts) are eligible to win the Grand Prize of $5,000.

Visions 10 Film Festival & Conference 2021

Hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Visions is the only peer-reviewed, student-led, undergraduate joint film festival and conference. This unique pairing offers the opportunity for both emerging filmmakers and scholars to showcase their work in a diverse, scholarly environment. Visions is designed, managed, programmed, produced, and presented by undergraduate students for undergraduate students. We are especially excited for this year’s virtual festival and conference, as we’ve reimagined our festival to deliver the experiences through the screen of your choice. The festival will take place March 24-28, 2021.

All film and paper submissions must have been completed between January 2019 and January 2021 by undergraduate students to be considered. No works-in-progress will be accepted. Submission related inquiries should be directed to Samuel Farance at VisionsFFCProgramming@gmail.com.

Submission Deadlines

·         Early Submission Deadline: December 7th, 2020

·         Regular Film Submission Deadline: January 4th, 2021

·         Paper Abstract Submission Deadline: January 4th, 2021 *DEADLINE EXTENDED*

·         Late Film Submission Deadline: January 25th, 2021

Submission Instructions

·         All submitted films must go through FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/Visions10FilmFestivalConference

·         Information about the filmmaker must be provided via this Google Form: https://forms.gle/3AT3pHsTnqw44t8v7

·         All Abstracts must be submitted through this Google Form: https://forms.gle/446Sg3j6Q9Rz53Q88

OFF: Odense International Film Festival 2021

OFF is an alternative film festival, born with passion and creativity in 1975. OFF supports and celebrates the short film genre, and works to support Danish and International film culture. We are open for submission for the next edition of our international short film festival which will take place August 30 – September 5, 2021. We accept films of any genre with a maximum duration of 30 minutes, and which finished production in 2020 or 2021. Applications are due March 15, 2021. Details here. We were able to hold our 2020 festival both in real life in Odense and online at our streaming platform. No matter what happens with Covid-19 restrictions, the festival will happen – and we have the knowledge and means to make it great in 2021 both online and offline.

Screenwriting Software Resources

Hi Everyone,

I just want to provide an overview of some of the writing specific software resources that are available to you as Middlebury students.

Highland 2

Middlebury is already registered for free student accounts so you just need to follow the instructions to sign up.

Final Draft 11 EDU Trial

This is a free trial available for one time use for 18 weeks. This is a great option for installing a temporary personal license on your laptop.

Final Draft – Lab License Access Via Apporto

You can still access Final Draft on our lab computers, but you must access it via Apporto which is a virtual machine.

go.middlebury.edu/apporto/

Log In Using your middlebury username and password.

Click on the final draft icon and you should be able to use the software the same way that you would in the lab. One very important detail is that you should backup and save regularly to your computer and should not rely on saving to the desktop on the virtual machine.