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Here is a group of festivals that students might consider entering – the FMMC department cannot speak to the quality of these festivals, but rather just offers links for students to consider. If FMMC majors are interested in submitting to this or other festivals, speak with the FMMC chair as we can help fund the entry fees.

The United Film Festivals are calling for your films!  Film festivals are an excellent way for young filmmakers to gain exposure and to make contacts.  We would like to encourage you to share the following with your student body!
The United Film Festivals are where art and creativity come together to create a united film community.  Showcasing films which reflect a wide range of topics and experiences, the festival’s focus is to bring together talented filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, thus creating a “United” showcase of creative energy and talent.
The 6th annual Tulsa United Film Festival concluded our 2008 season which was our biggest and best one yet.  So to continue the excitement we’re thrilled to announce that after two successful years of running United Film Festivals in Los AngelesNew York we are expanding again to include San FranciscoChicagoLondon in 2009..  With this growth our rich tradition of screening humorous, touching and sometimes provocative films will be reaching a much wider audience.  This is one film festival you won’t want to miss!
*This season we will be screening more films and an equal number of narrative & documentary feature length films.
UNITED Specials
Short Films (Under 30 min.)
3 Festivals = $35 ($11.66 each)
6 Festivals = $50 ($8.34 each)
Feature Length Films (Over 30 min.)
3 Festivals = $65 ($21.66 each)
6 Festivals = $110 ($18.34 each)
*You choose the cities for the 3-festival package!
**If you’ve already submitted to one of our 2009 festivals, and are interested in one of these specials, contact us and we’ll deduct the amount you’ve spent.
Individual Submissions
Special Deadline ($15 Short Films) ($25 Feature Length Films)
Early Deadline ($20 Short Films) ($30 Feature Length Films)
Regular Deadline ($25 Short Films) ($35 Feature Length Films)
Extended Deadline ($45 Short Films) ($55 Feature Length Films)
*Check individual festival websites for submission deadlines.
Festival & Submission Links
Los Angeles United Film Festival – http://www.losangelesunitedfest.com

– May 2009

San Francisco United Film Festival – http://www.sanfranciscounitedfest.com

– June 2009

Tulsa United Film Festival – http://www.tulsaunitedfest.com

– July 2009

Chicago United Film Festival – http://www.chicagounitedfest.com

– August 2009

New York United Film Festival – http://www.newyorkunitedfest.com

– October 2009

London United Film Festival – http://www.londonunitedfest.com

– November 2009

Submission Flyer
United Film Festival Submission Flyer – http://www.theunitedfest.com/United_Submissions_Flyer_09.pdf

This is a good opportunity for FMMC students to get work seen at a regional festival:

The Skidmore International Student Film Festival kicks off its sophomore year in 2009. All genres are being accepted and competition is for currently-enrolled students only. The entry fee is only $15. The final deadline is March 13th. See the website for application information.

FMMC’s Digital Media Intern Sam Morrill has written and directed a film, La Milagrosa, which will be screened in Dana Auditorium, 8 pm on Tuesday Jan. 27th. We hope to see many of you there!


Any students interested in doing an intership this summer should check out the International Radio & Television Society fellowship program. It offers funded internships in a range of radio & TV companies in New York City. The application deadline is December 1, so you need to move quickly. Good luck!


For current students: we are looking for a few people to serve as Lab Monitors in Axinn, especially in the evening hours. The job description is online and if you’re interested, contact Ethan Murphy.

We’ll also be hiring some office support to assist with projects from faculty and Francisca Drexel. Prof. Grindon is looking for someone to assist him with some research and class preparation materials, working 5-6 hours a week this fall sometime T/W/Th afternoons – if you’re interested, contact him directly. We’re also looking for general support for the faculty and staff, doing a wide range of projects with flexible hours – if you’re interested in that, please contact Jason Mittell.

For all budding documentarians:

The True/False Film Fest is heading into its sixth year of celebrating non-fiction film, and is seeking out groundbreaking documentaries from all over the globe.  We are particularly interested in films that walk the line between fact and fiction, commenting in some way on our world and on filmmaking itself.  On February 26 of 2009, Columbia, Missouri will transform itself into a Midwestern Shangri-La of independent film; between panels and parties, conversation and screenings, filmmakers and the town will come together and enjoy what is becoming one of the most talked-about film fests in the country.  If your film is accepted you will receive travel and lodging, a festival pass and an unparalleled experience.

Deadlines and Entry Fees:
Earlybird:  September 30 2008  Feature: $20  Short: $15
Regular:   November 15  2008   Feature: $25  Short $20
Late:    December 1 2008   Feature:  $30   Short: $25
*Submit on withoutabox.com and receive $5 off of your entry fee
Submission formats: DVD or VHS (NTSC, VHS, or SECAM)

Download a flyer here.

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Brighter Planet, Middlebury’s own climate change company, is sponsoring a Climate Matters video contest – create a 30- or 60-second video that addresses climate change, and enter the contest for the chance to win some cash or video equipment. Check it out!

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