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Welcome!

February 21, 2006 in for actors, for artists, for film crew, for musicians, for writers, opportunitiesby admin

This blog helps aspiring creatives find film and animation industry opportunities in  Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware,  New York, and beyond!

IMPORTANT: Project Twenty1 receives these listings from our community, partners, and third parties in order to help connect our community with upcoming opportunities.  Posting is not an endorsement, guarantee, or recommendation for any job, gig, event, or project. If you have a question about a project, please contact the person listed in the Project directly. Project Twenty1 keeps an archive of past projects on its blog, so please note the expiration dates on projects before contacting.

Project Twenty1 reserved the right to hand-select, cancel, and edit listings. Please contact ProjectTwenty1 (at) gmail.com for listing consideration. Project Twenty1 can only Front-Page Feature & E-blast listings from current Premium Members.

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Call for Performers, Vendors and Artists for Norristown Arts Hill Festival

March 6, 2014 in events, for actors, for artists, for musicians, opportunitiesby admin

Mark your calender for Saturday May 3rd, 2014. Norristown is having its 5th Annual Arts Hill Festival.

If you don’t just want to be an attendee now is your chance to be part of a great celebration of the Arts! You could be one of the featured performers, a vendor selling your wares, or an area artist wanting to have more people to see/buy your excellent work. Project Twenty1 will be there too, check out the details below, and we will see you on the first Saturday in May.


Call for Performers, Vendors and Artists

5-Year Anniversary of the Norristown Arts Hill Festival!

The Arts Are Alive in Norristown! The Norristown Arts Council is seeking performers, fine artists, craftpersons, arts-related organizations, food vendors and corporate/industrial vendors to participate in the 5th Annual Norristown Arts Hill Festival being held on the Norristown Arts Hill (DeKalb Street between Lafayette and Airy Streets) on Saturday, May 3rd from 10am-5pm. We anticipate attendance of 3000 + people for this exciting event featuring fine artists, film, dance, music, theatre, performance, and a great diversity of ethnic foods.

Vendor Fees:

  • After February 20 — Food Vendor – $110, Retail Vendor – $75 and Non-Profit Arts-Related Vendors – $50, Corporate/Industrial Vendors – $250 per space.

Performers are desired for all-day performances running from 10 am to 5 pm on various stages.

To be considered, please email your name and contact information along with a description of your work and a website (if applicable) where your work is posted to info@norristownartshill.org

You may download registration forms at our website: www.norristownartshill.org

Norristown Arts Hill Festival Flyer

 

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2013 Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival Award Winners

September 30, 2013 in Featured, Newsletterby admin


 

This year, The Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival received over 350 short and feature-length films, animations, student works, music videos, and web series from around the globe. As a festival with 3 days and only one screen, only about 10% of the films submitted are of high-enough caliber to become Official Selections. In fact, we’ve found because of the exclusiveness of this festival, being an Official Selection here is akin to being an Award Winner in many other festivals. Of the films submitted worldwide, only about a dozen student films made the cut. Only the top 20 live-action shorts. Only 3 music videos, 2 web series, and 2 feature films were chosen as Official Selections from dozens of submissions to each. This is a very elite group of projects from tomorrow’s Spielbergs, Scorceses and Burtons.

For that, every “Official Selection” that has screened at this year’s festival deserves recognition.

The following films and animation have been acknowledged with additional recognition and awards:

Best Music Video

Nominees:

  • Snake Eyes, Jay Max/Katrina Connor
  • Separated, Mark Borgions
  • The Gold Sparrow, Daniel Stessen

Winner: Separated, Mark Borgions

Best Web Series

Nominees:

  • The Black Ties
  • Ghost Sasquatch

Winner: Ghost Sasquatch

Best Short: Live-Action

Nominees:

  • Kayip/The Loss
  • Couch
  • Free Kaa Refill

Winner: Kayip/The Loss

Best Short: Animation

Nominees:

  • THE COMPOSITOR
  • The Cold Heart
  • Double Occupancy

Winner: The Compositor

Best Student Film

Nominees:

  • Pink Slip
  • Still I Breathe
  • The Alligator

Winner: Still I Breathe

Best Feature

Nominees:

  • Sons Of Ram, Kushal Ruia
  • 45RPM, Juli Jackson

Winner: 45RPM

21-Day Filmmaking Competition

The rules of this program are a little different from the rest of the festival. Catering to pros and aspiring filmmakers alike, the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition seeks to level the playing field by giving every entrant the same length of time in which to create – 3 weeks – the same maximum film length – 10 minutes – and the same Element all teams must include in their films. This year, that Element was “Cell”. These teams compete and collaborate amongst themselves to create the works submitted.

Part of Project Twenty1’s mission with this program is to introduce the 21-Day filmmakers to those submitting to PFAF and vice versa, and through the collaboration and networking that happens this weekend, to better everybody’s work, and to build paying jobs in the industry. For this reason, every 21-Day film created within the contest rules are eligible for the following award categories. Here are the top 21-Day Films of 2013.

Audience Awards

Green Screening: Maximum Impact
Blue Screening: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix
Red Screening: Cellophane

 

Best Marketing

Nominees:
Team The Board of Light and Sound: God’s Cruel Kingdom
Team InGlorious Splicers: Writer Madness
Team Blackjack: Terra-rists

Winner: Team InGlorious Splicers: Writer Madness

Best Use of Element:

  • Team GuyLoki Films: Puppets in Space!!
  • Team Badger Tsunami: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix
  • Team Pure Genius Pictures: Cellophane

Winner:

Team GuyLoki Films: Puppets in Space!!

Best Visual Effects:

  • Team Sickening Thud: Everlasting Rain
  • Team GuyLoki Films: Puppets in Space!!
  • Team Drop the HAT: Maximum Impact

Winner: Team Drop the HAT: Maximum Impact

Best Sound Design:

  • Team The Board of Sound and Light: God’s Cruel Kingdom
  • Team Badger Tsunami: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix
  • Team Thing One: T.531

Winner: Team The Board of Sound and Light: God’s Cruel Kingdom

Best Music:

  • Team Coming Through The Door: 3 Poisons
  • Team Sickening Thud: Everlasting Rain
  • Team Badger Tsunami: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix

Winner: Team Badger Tsunami: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix

Best Editing:

  • Team half-watt Productions: Test Drive
  • Team Thing One: T.531
  • Team Art Party Pictures: The Keeper

Winner: Team half-watt Productions: Test Drive

Best Writing:

  • Team The Board of Sound and Light: God’s Cruel Kingdom
  • Team Thing One: T.531
  • Team Pure Genius Pictures: Cellophane

Winner: Team Pure Genius Pictures: Cellophane

Best Cinematography:

  • Team Thing One: T.531
  • Team EPV Films: Can You Hear Me Now?
  • Team Studio92: Frequency
  • Team The Board of Sound and Light: God’s Cruel Kingdom

Winner: (TIE!)

Team Thing One: T.531

Team The Board of Sound and Light: God’s Cruel Kingdom

Best Acting:

  • Team Assembled!: The Friend of My Friend is Not Necessarily My Friend
  • Team Pure Genius Pictures: Cellophane
  • Team Badger Tsunami: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix

Winner: Team Pure Genius Pictures: Cellophane

Best Directing:

  • Team half-watt Productions: Test Drive
  • Team Pure Genius Pictures: Cellophane
  • Team Thing One: T.531

Winner: Team Thing One: T.531

Best Film:

  • Team The Board of Sound and Light: God’s Cruel Kingdom
  • Team Badger Tsunami: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix
  • Team Pure Genius Pictures: Cellophane

Winner: Team Badger Tsunami: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix

Founder Awards:

Volunteer of the Year

Honoree: Pete Lauritzen

Partner of the Year

For support of local arts and culture initiatives arts  and culture to the business

Honoree: International House

EPIC AWARD

This award is given to the community….Project Twenty1 mission of Exhibiting, Promoting, Inspiring, and Connecting creatives through film and animation. The following individuals have been named for their Team spirit, for individuals that don’t throw out demands, but ideas backed by elbow grease. …instead of providing demands and problems, they provide solutions.

Honoree: Steve Bradford

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The festival is here!

September 26, 2013 in Newsletterby admin

2013-PFAF-Poster-webScreenings/Workshops Sept 27-29, 2013 @ International House Ibrahim Theater, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA @ 1, 3, 5 & 7pm 

Parties Every Night @ 9 pm (Fri @ Tiberino Museum, Sat @ Harvest, Sunday @ Landmark Americana)

CLICK FOR FULL SCHEDULE

Tickets & Passes:
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY:

Tickets/Passes Purchase
Available through the IHP Box Office, in person or by phone: 215-387-5125 Tue-Sat from Noon-8pm at the Box Office or online here.

Ticket/Pass Pickup  (International House)
All Passes and Tickets ordered online/on the phone through International House can be picked up at their box office (big ticketing structure to the LEFT) starting at noon 9/25.

Premium Members, Hosts, Speakers & Judges
Passes are available in your name at the Project Twenty1 booth (tables to the RIGHT) starting at noon 9/25.

Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival Official Selections
These are filmmakers and animators that submitted their projects to the festival outside of the 21-Day Filmmaking Competitjon.

All Official Selections receive two free All-Access passes to all screenings, workshops, parties, and red carpet awards show. These passes are available at the Project Twenty1 BOOTHS (to the right near the entrance to the theater), not the International House Box Office.

Passes and tickets are now security coded and cannot be shared. Additional tickets/passes will be available for purchase at the International House Box Office or online here: http://ihousephilly.org/projecttwenty1

21-Day Filmmaking Competition Filmmakers
Pre-purchases/Team Signups
Each Team Leader receives 2 tickets OR passes depending on their initial signup package (see below). These tickets/passes are available at the Project Twenty1 booths ONLY.

The standard LITE signup only includes 2 tickets to a screening of your choice. PLUS includes 2 passes, PREMIUM includes 4 passes. We have this information on file, but please discuss ticket distribution amongst your Team before the festival to avoid any confusion.

Passes and tickets are now security coded and cannot be shared. Additional tickets/passes are available for purchase at the International House Box Office or online here: http://ihousephilly.org/projecttwenty1

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Friday Night FX
The Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum
3819 Hamilton St. Philadelphia, Pa 19104
Join some of Philadelphia’s best effects makeup artists and fright-makers in this costume party, held in the hidden jewel of Philadelphia – the Tiberino’s arts garden. Just a 10-minute walk from the International House Theater, we’ll be leading people to the party directly after the 21-day Competition Red Showcase screening. 

Friday, September 27 @ 9 pm
FREE with All-Acces Pass,
$5 in costume/$10 without

Directions and Parking

International House has a comprehensive guide to parking and directions here: http://ihousephilly.org/about-us/directions-parking/
Please note, while discounted ($5) with I-House validation, the Science Center has changed its hours and conflicts with many screenings. Please read their hours carefully before parking there.

Metered parking is available and there are many spots that are free, especially in the evening and all-day Sunday. Please read the signs carefully!

The closest parking lot to the theater is the Sheraton: http://www.philadelphiasheraton.com/html/philadelphia-directions.asp

Other Coupons for Parking: http://philadelphia.centralparking.com/parking-near/3701-Chestnut-Street-Philadelphia-PA-19104-USA.html

Party Spotlight:
Red Carpet Awards Show
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Sunday, September 29, 2013
International House Ibriham Theater
3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 

Guaranteed seating to All-Access Pass Holders
Free second seating open to the public

Your friends, as always,
Stephanie, Matt & All the “Susie Filmmakers”Project Twenty1: EPIC
Exhibit, Promote, Inspire & Connect

 

Welcome to the 2013 Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival

September 12, 2013 in events, Featuredby Matt Conant

The 8th annual festival is here!

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September 27th-29th, 2013
International House Philadelphia,
3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

A three-day celebration of international independent film & animation. Featuring curated international shorts, features, music videos, and web series selections, as well as the World premiere of the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition shorts. All-Access passes also include film industry workshops, networking events, and a star-studded Red Carpet awards show.Judges and hosts include local celebrity Tony Luke, Craig Santoro (WHYY), Dan Tabor (Geekadelphia) and more! 

Official Selections HERE.
Tickets & Schedule HERE.
Plan Your Visit & Directions HERE.

Tickets and passes are now available! Check the Schedule to find your screening, or to purchase an All-Access pass that works for all four days. (Note: all tickets/passes can be claimed at the box office. Tickets/passes are not mailed.)

Visit ProjectTwenty1.org for trailers & more info.

Your friends, as always,

Stephanie, Matt & All the “Susie Filmmakers”
Project Twenty1: EPIC
Exhibit, Promote, Inspire & Connect

 

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2013 PFAF Tickets & Free Online Classes

September 12, 2013 in Newsletterby admin

Drumroll please…..

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TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
Get your tickets for the Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival and the world premiere of the 21-day competition entries!

Click here to order tickets or see the full festival line-up!

Don’t miss out! From September 27th-29th Project Twenty1 will host the 8th annual Philadelphia Film & Animation festival. If you like indie film, than you’ll love this year’s packed schedule of screenings, workshops, parties and more. Unlike any festival of it’s kind, Project Twenty1 aims to exhibit, promote, inspire and connect with it’s biggest event of the year!

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Want more ways to build your street cred? Check out these FREE online storytelling courses!

Sign up for this totally free MOOC(massive open online course), hosted by German based Iversity.org. Sharpen your storytelling skills in this media-based class taught by a team of industry professionals and Master’s degree grads from around the globe. Get an international education without leaving your couch!
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If Storytelling doesn’t peak your interest, Iversity.org also offers courses in design, philosophy, politics, and all kinds of sciences. Sign up for The Future of Storytelling here or check out their Facebook!

See you all at the festival!

Your friends, as always,
Stephanie, Matt & All the “Susie Filmmakers”Project Twenty1: EPIC
Exhibit, Promote, Inspire & Connect

 

PFAF Schedule, Sunday, September 29, 2013

September 10, 2013 in Uncategorizedby Matt Conant

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1:00 pm: Workshop: Funding Your First Short
with Dafna Yachin

Location: Asia Room @ International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free with ALL-ACCESS PASS

Learn the do’s and don’ts of crowdsourcing, as well as some basic information about fiscal sponsorship and alternative funding sources. Dafna Yachin will detail how she hunted for fans and funders to produce her critically acclaimed feature film, Digital Dharma: One Man’s Mission to Save a Culture. The documentary has international distribution and had both a successful Kickstarter campaign–$32,000 — and failed Indiegogo run.

About the Speaker
Dafna Yachin is Chief Creative Officer at Lunchbox Communications, hybrid brand and production agency. For over 20 years she has written, produced and directed award-winning television, film, national commercials, educational programs and multimedia campaigns. Dafna Yachin has taught acting classes for Mike Lemon Casting for over a decade. Her projects have aired on CBS, ABC, Discovery, History Channel and SyFy. She has been instrumental in creating lasting series formats for both cable and syndication as well as launching engaging cross-platform initiatives for both NGO and Commercial clients.

Digital Dharma, is one of only 120 docs to be Oscar qualified in 2012, is screening at the Kimmel Center on September 26th as a lead-in to this year’s Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival.

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1:00 pm: Shorts 5: Fantasy
Fantasy shorts from all over the world.
Total Runtime: 91 minutes + Filmmaker Q&A (* indicates filmmaker will be present for Q&A) Rated R
Location: International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Still I Breathe * Sang Ho Lee, USA An afflicted inventor reconciles with his mortality after calculating the precise moment of his death.

Poison Apple Dane Neves, USA The classic story of Snow White told through the point of view of the infamous poison apple.

Porcelain Christoffer  Andersen, Denmark Povl, a proud fisherman, is ostracized by the local townspeople after a storm, and uses superstition fears to win his life back.

Cedric & Hope Pierce Davison, Australia As a forlorn Cedric struggles to get over his break-up, a chance encounter with Hope thrusts them both into a series of unfortunate events.

Alka Ieva Sauciunaite, USA A personal quest to uncover truth at the expense of one’s own belief system and having the courage to face the consequences alone.

The Rose of Turaida Ryan Grobins, Australia Set in 17th century Latvia, The story centers on a beautiful young woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice for love and honour.

The Reward Mikkel Mainz  Elkjær, Denmark Driven by greed, two young boys venture out on an epic treasure hunt across the world.

Rose, Mary & Time Hardeep Giani, United Kingdom Through the magic contained within a clock and with the help of an old Indian shop keeper, Barney finds himself back in time, with the opportunity to save his wife from being murdered.

 

TICKETS |  ALL-ACCESS PASS

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3:00 pm:  Workshop: Pitch Roundtable
Hosted by Project Twenty1

Location: Asia Room @ International House Philadelphia (Map)

3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Free with ALL-ACCESS PASS

Bring your “elevator pitch” for your next project for constructive criticism and development from your peers and a producer that pitches to studios professionally. Short film, feature documentary, TV series, KickStarter invention – anything goes, as long as it’s creative!

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3:00 pm: Shorts 6: Comedy
Live-action comedy shorts from all over the world!
Total Runtime:  75 minutes + filmmaker Q&A
(* indicates filmmaker will be present for Q&A)
Rated R (violence, profanity, mature themes & situations)
Location: International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Black Ties – Episodes 1 & 2 Almog Avidan Antonir, USA An unlikely group of high school boys unite to create an amateur prom escort service that becomes an instant success.

Couch Ian Gelfand, USA Growing up is hard to do. That’s why Casey McElveen never even tried.

Free Kaa Refill * Harsshil R Patel, India Narad finds a cell phone with free talk time, He makes many random calls and leaves the owner wondering what happened.

Light Me Up Ryan Walton/Derek Dolecheck, USA Meet the Wattsons, a family of light bulbs that work in an antique shop, but their son has bigger dreams.

A Short Film on Conformity Matt  Willis-Jones, Norway Carl has reached a point in his relationship with his colleagues where there must now be a change…

Bless You Philip Watts, Australia An architect in the skies tires of his creation and decides to spice things up a bit.

Ghost Sasquatch * Sean-Michael Bowles,USA A man is haunted by the spirit of the Sasquatch that his recently deceased father claimed to accidentally kill years ago.

Pink Slip * Chantal Massuh, USA Lane the office loser gets fired and is befriended by her explicit co-worker Sam, they hit the town for the night of a lifetime.

 

 

TICKETS |  ALL-ACCESS PASS

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5:00 pm: Workshop: Actors Informational Symposium
with Dafna Yachin

Location: Asia Room @ International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free with ALL-ACCESS PASS

with Mary Anne Claro, President of Claro Talent, SAG/AFTRA/AEA
and Willam Mayo of Temple University Boyer College of Music

Everything a new and emerging talent (actors, singers, stunts, and performers) need to know about breaking into the industry, including casting etiquette, agents, and joining a union. Bring your questions!

About the Speakers

Mary Anne Claro is the owner and President of the Mary Anne Claro Talent Agency Inc. for the past 38 years. Mary Anne is handling well over 540 talent, both Union and non-union, for many projects that come across her desk on a daily basis, including industry greats like Sylvester Stallone and Barbara Streisand.

William Mayo has been a member of the voice faculty at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music for the past 24 years. Mr. Mayo has sung throughout Canada and the United States with Metropolitan Opera Basso, Edmund Karlsrud and his Men of Song. He has been a lecturer at the International Voice Foundation in Philadelphia giving dissertations on female Broadway voice production and has written courses on Performing Musical Theater for the Boyer College of Music.

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5:00: 21-Day Competition: Green Screening
Filmmakers had 21-Days to create an original short based on the element, “Cell”. See how they did and vote for your favorites!
Total Runtime: 75 minutes                   Rated R
Location: International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Keeper (Trailer) Team Art Party Pictures
A homeless man is discovered living in the ruins of a prison where he was once an inmate.
Everlasting Rain Team Sickening Thud
Bring the rain.
Test Drive Team half-watt Productions
Mama’s boy tries to sell his car + gets more than he expected.

2 of Spades Team Clever Title, USA
Can they change her?

Hollywood Unhinged Team Justice Productions
A mockumentary about the lost film, “A Quarter Past Kill” infamously directed by the deranged Howard H. Hambis.

Friend Request Team Stone Soup Productions
Two places at once mindbender.

Dolly Team Boy Robot
They think he’s an old friend. They shouldn’t have let him in.

Maximum Impact Team Drop the HAT
Dr. Eckles creates a formula to maximize human cells.

TICKETS |  ALL-ACCESS PASS


7:00 Project Twenty1′s Red Carpet Awards Show

Free & open to the public, but seating is only guaranteed for PFAF Passholders & Project Twenty1 Members.

Location: International House Philadelphia Theater,

3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)

ALL-ACCESS PASS

Project Twenty1′s PFAF Closing Night Party

Time: 9:30pm
Location:
Landmark Americana
3333 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19401

Free with ALL-ACCESS PASS

Directly following the Awards Show, join us across down the block to network with our industry judges and VIPs, and hear the announcement of the Audience Awards winners!
This is also your best chance to meet local filmmakers and animators that are planning some amazing upcoming projects!

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PFAF Schedule, Saturday, September 28, 2013

September 9, 2013 in Uncategorizedby Matt Conant

 

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1:00 pm Workshop: The Business of Scriptwriting
with Naomi Orwin

Location: Asia Room @ International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free with ALL-ACCESS PASS

You’ve written a great script, now what do you do with it? This workshop will cover how to protect your material, finding places to send it, taking a meeting to get a meeting, as well as log lines, query letters and how to write a resume when you don’t have a lot of experience.

About the Speaker
Naomi Orwin is a freelance writer covering the arts in Philadelphia. She has taught screenplay development and screenwriting at Drexel University and Rochester Institute of Technology. She has worked in literary agencies in NYC and LA. Her credits include associate writer on My Group for Lifetime TV and lyricist for The Unicorn Tales, musical adaptations of fairy tales for TV.

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1:00 pm: Shorts 3: Animation for Everyone!

Location: International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
TICKETS |  ALL-ACCESS PASS

Seventeen short animations for all ages.

Total Runtime: 91 minutes + Filmmaker Q&A
(* indicates filmmaker will be present for Q&A)
Rated G

Bubble Boy
Tang Tao, USA
A lonely boy tries different ways to get a girl’s attention. He truly believes the girl will notice him.

Herc and D.B. in:  What’s All the Ruckus??
Joshua Pilch, USA
Two roommates engage in a sonic battle of one-ups-manship that reshapes their relationship.

The Wild Wild Test
Jeff Bryson, USA
A senile old man has to re-take his driving test, but he thinks he is in a western film the whole time.

Someone Who Gets You
Tony Dusko, USA
Once in awhile, you find someone who like you and is as unique as you. This how best friendships are born.

The Golfer & The Goose
Andrez Aguayo, USA
An avid golfer’s perfect game is interrupted on the 18th hole when a local goose mistakes his ball for an egg.

A Tooth Tale
Ron Fleischer, USA
A little boy hatches a plot to trap and shake down the Tooth Fairy for all her loot.

Dragon Season
Sarah Abel, USA
It’s the end of dragon season and a mysterious egg lands at the Hare Family house.

Charged
Nathaniel Winckler, USA
A careless flower lets himself run out of power, but his friend, a young bee comes to his aid.

Chicken or the Egg
Christine Kim/Elaine Wu, USA
A pig is addicted to eating eggs, but when he falls in love with a chicken, he must decide what comes first.

Daddy ABC
Hamad Alawar, United Kingdom
A mother needing a break from baby duty, leaves the father alone with the newborn for the very first time.

Flower Story
Adam Tazi, USA
Two stone creatures find out first-hand the meaning behind the circle of life, and the joy and sorrow that accompany it.

Spacebound *
Kyle Moy, USA
A young astronaut and his dog embark on one last adventure together.

Marcel
Seung Sung, USA
In an empty museum, two thieves square off for a fancy mustache in hopes of worldwide notoriety.

Light
Tao Hu, China
A machine seeks out a new light, but is confounded in his struggle to attain a new one.

Stranded
Donia Liechti, USA
A stranded man tries to make the best of his situation, but a seagull has other plans.

Rob n Ron
Magnus Igland Møller, Denmark
Two brothers discover that life is what happens to you, just as you’re busy doing other things.

The Story of Pines *
Musa Brooker, USA
The last remaining pine with the help of a little bird embark on a journey to find Pine a new home.

 

TICKETS | ALL-ACCESS PASS

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3:00 pm Workshop: Power Networking

with Stephanie Yuhas

Location: Asia Room @ International House Philadelphia (Map)

3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Free with ALL-ACCESS PASS

 

You always hear the phrase “it’s who you know”, but not all of us are born into Hollywood families. Find out how to build your contacts online, work a room in person, and get involved in projects through the power of networking.

About the Speaker
Stephanie Yuhas is the co-founder of Project Twenty1 and a full-time writer/producer at Cinevore Studios. Her projects include Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie, iMurders, and dozens of nerd and gamer genre video and animation projects.

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3:00 pm: 21-Day Competition: Blue Screening

Location: International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
TICKETS |  ALL-ACCESS PASS

Filmmakers had 21 days this summer to make a short based on the element “Cell”. See how they did and vote for your favorites!

Total Runtime:  78 minutes

Rated R (violence, profanity, mature themes & situations)

T.531
Team Thing One, USA
A prisoner tries to sort out truth from illusion under duress.

Can You Hear Me Now?
Team EPV Films, USA
Can frustrated priest come to terms with the modern cell phone culture?

Terra-ists
Team Blackjack, USA
A terrorist organization works to take down competing food companies destroying the world.

God’s Cruel Kingdom
Team The Board of Sound and Light, USA
The first thing you notice is the flaw.

Pathetic Rim
Team Shochu Cat, Hong Kong
Two bears have to save the world when it is attacked by a kangaroo.

8344
Team Flaming Marshmallow Productions, USA
God always has a plan.

Frequency
Team Studio92, USA
A child plays a war game that is more real than he can imagine.

The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix

Team Badger Tsunami, USA
Four wealthy rivals compete to possess an important historical artifact personally dear to all of them.

 

TICKETS |  ALL-ACCESS PASS

 

 

 

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5:00 pm Workshop: Business & Legal Issues in the Entertainment Industry

with Professor Pooch

Location: Asia Room @ International House Philadelphia (Map)

3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Free with ALL-ACCESS PASS

 

Entertainment Business Contract Specialist, David Spangenberg, will discuss, in simple language, how to deal with the Business & Legal ends in the film, video, and music Industry. A special focus will be placed on contract negotiations for music, tv, and film. Bring your questions!

About the Speaker
David J. Spangenberg (a/k/a ‘Professor Pooch’) is a Character Actor, Voice-over Artist. Media Personality and former Recording Artist, who has been a Consultant, Educator, and Contract Specialist busy guiding careers in the entertainment industry for over 30 Years. The Professor is also well-versed in Entertainment Law, including the Explaining/Writing/Negotiating of Contracts for Music, TV & Film.

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Title: 45RPM
Time: 5:00pm
Location: International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free for Members.  TICKETS |  ALL-ACCESS PASS

Total Runtime: 98 minutes + filmmaker Q&A
Rated PG-13

Dir. Juli Jackson, USA
A struggling artist goes on an epic roadtrip with an obsessive record collector to track down a rare copy of her father’s only cut on a 45 record.

Free for Members.  TICKETS |  ALL-ACCESS PASS

 

 

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7:00 pm Workshop: Indie Filmmaking on a Shoestring

with Matt Conant & Michael Licisyn

Location: Asia Room @ International House Philadelphia (Map)

3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Free with ALL-ACCESS PASS

“What is the best, cheapest camera for indie filmmaking?” “How do I get people involved in my film if I don’t have much – or any – budget?” “What should I do if I don’t have money to rent locations?” These questions and more will be answered!

Matt Conant is the co-founder of Project Twenty1 and writer/director at Cinevore Studios, an independent production studio that specializes in offbeat narrative film productions. Michael Licisyn wrote/produced/directed the feature film “No Footing” which won PFAF’s Best Feature in 2010, as well as the web series “Living in 8 Bits”.

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Title: Animation Apocalypse

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: International House Philadelphia Theater, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)

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Dark and weird animations for adults and big kids.
Total Runtime:    85 minutes + Filmmaker Q&A
(* indicates filmmaker will be present for Q&A)
Rated R (violence, adult language & situations)

Abyssus Abyssum Invocat/Hell invokes Hell
Wes Simpkins, U S A
A darkly comic meditation on capital punishment and religion.

Rex October
Ben Snyder, USA
An angry submarine commander comes face to face with his oldest enemy.

Memoria
Elísabet Ýr Atladóttir, Denmark
Addicted to drugs and homeless, Vincent ends up in an abandoned house, where a dark and twisted entity forces him to face his suppressed past.

Everything I Can See From Here
Sam Taylor, United Kingdom
A game of football turns deadly as an uninvited player joins in.

Animalario
Sergio Mejía Forero. Colombia
Detective Gatto is on a quest to stop Dr. Ego’s hideous genetic experiments.

The Call of Farqunglu *
Kris Theorin, USA
Lego animation! The Cult of Farqunglu gathers to unleash an ancient evil onto the world. A group of plucky investigators fight to stop them.

The Alligator *
Alexandra Barsky, USA
An alligator stalks two subhuman creatures that inhabit an old swamp house.

The Compositor *
John Mattiuzzi, USA
A  film compositor struggles to decode his existence, while confronting the daily digital realities that he creates.

 

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9:00pm-2:00am: Saturday Night Party – Upstairs @ Harvest (formerly Marbar)

200 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)

Join Susie Filmmaker for drinks, late-night networking, and an annual reunion with your fellow filmmakers and film aficionados! Welcome (back) to the Project Twenty1 community!

FREE with ALL-ACCESS PASS

 

 

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PFAF Schedule, Friday, September 27, 2013

September 9, 2013 in Uncategorizedby Matt Conant

 

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1:00 pm: Shorts 1: Animated Voices

Location: International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Entertaining, enlightening, and educational short animations from all over the world.

Total Runtime: 85 minutes + Filmmaker Q&A
(* indicates filmmaker will be present for Q&A)
Rated PG-13

18 Minutes, Christopher Mennuto, U S A
Biography about the filmmaker’s father during the 9-11 attacks.

Out of the Ordinary, Tommy Kinnerup, Denmark
John’s boss promises him a promotion…if only he works just a little harder.

I Tell What I Have Seen *, Brad Lambert, U S A
Dorothea Dix’s mid-19th century crusade for mental health care reform.

Under the Fold, Bo Juhl Nielsen, Denmark
As the unemployed Frank is sinking into depression, his son’s naive but optimistic twist on the situation could be Frank’s way out.

Ed, Gabriel Garcia, Brazil
Silent short about Ed’s loves, adventures and remarkable stories.

Vital Voices: Hawa Abdi, Aaron Kisner, USA
Documentary about Dr. Hawa Abdi, Somalia’s first female gynecologist.

Double Occupancy/Zweibettzimmer, Fabian Giessler, Germany
Dark parable about the greed of man – an animated, psychological intimate play about the power of imagination and illusion.

Separated, Mark Borgions, Belgium
Music video about finding your other half.The Cold Heart, Hannes Rall, Singapore
German ‘Gothic’ fairy-tale where a young man trades his warm heart for a cold stone in order to become rich.

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3:00 pm: Shorts 2: Perception

Location: International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
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These films and characters all look at the world just a little differently.

Total Runtime:  83 minutes + filmmaker Q&A (* indicates filmmaker present for Q&A)

Rated R (violence, mature themes)

The Loss/Kayip *
Mete Sozer, Turkey
After a painful breakup with the love of his life, a man waits at a cafe, hoping she will walk in again.

Wonder
Nikki Lemon,U S A
An urban cityscape comes to life as Sage finds wonder through her imagination, transforming her world into one just a little bit stranger.

Breaking Character
Brett Wagner, U S A
An aspiring actress finds her most promising opportunity is actually an audition for her life.

Secret Decoder Ring
Eli Brown, U S A
A kid orders a special offer from his favorite cereal, but what he gets is more than he bargained for.

Snake Eyes *
Jay Max/Katrina Connor, U S A
A Dova transform men from snakes and metamorphose herself using her powerful sorcery and magic.

The Gold Sparrow
Daniel Stessen, U S A
In a crumbling black and white world, artists must defend their color from the Gold Sparrow.

At All Times, Herald
Dustin Neiderman, U S A
Herald becomes lost in a nightmarish maze of misshapen memories as he searches for his long lost love, Nancy, for one last encounter.

Her Window
Thomas Colley, U S A
Her Window depicts the traumatic transformation a young woman experiences after having a sexual encounter.

Self, Designed *
Steve N. Bradford, U S A
A dancer interested in architecture is slowly losing her dance capabilities as she transforms into an architect.

Spilt Milk *
Jesse Costello, U S A
A twisted tale of psychological roommate torture.

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Title: Sons of Ram
Time: 5:00pm
Location: International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Total Runtime: 87 minutes                   Rated G

Dir. Kushal Ruia, India
Sita raises her twin sons Luv and Kush with values and skills that would befit the princes of Ayodhya, in hopes of a reunion of the royal family.

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Title: 21-Day Competition: Red Screening

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: International House Philadelphia Theater, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)

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These filmmakers had 21-Days to create an original short based on the element, “Cell”.
Total Runtime:    78 minutes
Rated R (violence, adult language & situations)

3 Poisons
Team Coming Through The Door, USA
Poisoned and left for dead, a medical researcher struggles to contact help, while her coworker steals back a culture of cells and hijacks her deal with Big Pharma.

The Friend of My Friend is Apparently Not My Friend
Team Assembled!, USA
Most people can handle being defriended, Chad isn’t one of those people.

Cellar
Team Tilted Straight Productions, USA
Where is Nicole? What if it was YOUR daughter?

Writer Madness
Team Inglorious Splicers, USA
A young writer thinks he’s finally getting his big break when two producers hire him to write a screenplay.

Mind Over Matter
Team Quantum Leap, USA
Best friends through even the worst times.

Puppets in Space!!
Team GuyLoki Films, USA
What more is there to know?

MisCellania
Team Drop Dead Rising, USA
Two guys barely survive trying to make a film in 21 days.

Cellophane
Team Pure Genius Pictures, USA
It’s easy to get wrapped up in love.

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9:00pm-2:00am: Friday Night Fright @ The Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum

Cinevore Studios Presents… Friday Night Fright

3819 Hamilton St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

A pre-Halloween party for people that are serious about makeup, costumes, and gore.

One of Project Twenty1′s most-memorable and most-demanded venues, the Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum is back again for our Friday Night Party – and it’s going to be bigger than ever! Join some of Philadelphia’s best effects makeup artists and fright-makers in this costume party, held in the hidden jewel of Philadelphia – the Tiberinos’ arts garden. Come dressed as a ghoul, goblin, ghost or other scary sight to win tons of cool prizes (and to mess with the “normals”).

Just a 10-minute walk from the International House Theater, we’ll be leading people to the party directly after the Red Showcase screening. Sure, you can always meet us there, too, but you’ll miss the great photo and video opp of a giant horde of people dressed as monsters walking across the city.

Awards: Best Costume, Best Makeup, Most Frightening

$10 at the Door/$5 if in costume, FREE with ALL-ACCESS PASS

Top Photo by Caroline Boyd
Bottom Photo by M. Hong

 

 

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2013 PFAF Schedule

September 9, 2013 in Featured, Uncategorizedby Matt Conant

Click to view Festival Program!

Click to view Festival Program!

8th Annual Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival

International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19401 (map)

Download The Festival Program as a .pdf.

Ticket Prices:

  • $10/$8 Members*: Individual Screening Ticket – see below for screenings (*Members include current members of I-House, Project Twenty1 or PIFVA)
  • $60/$50 Members*: All-access Pass: Includes all screenings, parties, guaranteed seating for Awards show, and exclusive access to all Workshops.
  • *Members include current paid members of  Project Twenty1 , International House or PIFVA

Screenings that are FREE for Members*:

  • Friday, September 27 @ 1:00 pm: Animated Voices
  • Friday, September 27 @ 5:00 pm: Sons of Ram
  • Saturday, September 28 @ 7:00 pm: 45 RPM

(*Members include current members of I-House, Project Twenty1 or PIFVA)

Abbreviated Schedule

A handy printable  list of screening names & times. Not sure which screening your film is in? Check out our Official Selections page. Want to learn more about each screening? Take a look at the Full Schedule.

Want to buy tickets for several individual screenings? Check out International House’s Project Twenty1 calendar.

Friday, September 27 (see full Friday Schedule)

Saturday, September 28 (see full Saturday Schedule)

Sunday, September 29 (see full Sunday Schedule)

Free with ALL-ACCESS PASS

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2013 Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival Official Selections

August 26, 2013 in events, Newsletterby admin

For full film and screening set descriptions, see the Schedule pages.

Congratulations to our Official Selections! This year over 350 films from around the world were in contention, and below are the selections. Official screening schedule – and more information on the below films, will be available soon.

Films by Screening Schedule

Friday, September 27th (Friday’s Complete Schedule)

1:00 pm: Shorts 1: Animated Voices
18 Minutes
Out of the Ordinary
I Tell What I Have Seen
Under the Fold
Ed
Vital Voices: Hawa Abdi
Double Occupancy/Zweibettzimmer
Separated
The Cold Heart

3:00 pm: Shorts 2: Perception

The Loss/Kayip
Wonder
Breaking Character
Secret Decoder Ring
Snake Eyes
The Gold Sparrow
At All Times, Herald
Her Window
Self, Designed
Spilt Milk

5:00 pm: Feature Animation

Sons Of Ram


7:00 pm: 21-Day Competition: Red Screening

3 Poisons
The Friend of My Friend is Apparently Not My Friend
Cellar
Writer Madness
Mind Over Matter
Puppets in Space!!
MisCellania
Cellophane

Saturday, September 28th (Saturday’s Screening Schedule)

1:00 pm: Shorts 3: Animation for Everyone

Bubble Boy
Herc and D.B. in: What’s All the Ruckus??
The Wild Wild Test
Someone Who Gets You
The Golfer & The Goose
A Tooth Tale
Dragon Season
Charged
Chicken or the Egg
Daddy ABC
Flower Story
Spacebound
Marcel
Light
Stranded
Rob n Ron
The Story of Pines

3:00 pm: 21-Day Competition: Blue Screening

T.531
Can You Hear Me Now?
Terra-ists
God’s Cruel Kingdom
Pathetic Rim
8344
Frequency
The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix

5:00 pm: Feature Film

45RPM

7:00 pm: Shorts 4: Animation Apocalypse

Abyssus Abyssum Invocat/Hell invokes Hell
Rex October
Memoria
Everything I Can See From Here
Animalario
The Call of Farqunglu
The Alligator
The Compositor

Sunday, September 29th (Sunday’s Screening Schedule)

1:00 pm: Shorts 5: Fantasy

Still I Breathe
Poison Apple
Porcelain
Cedric & Hope
Alka
The Rose of Turaida
The Reward
Rose, Mary & Time

3:00 pm: Shorts 6: Comedy

The Black Ties – Episodes 1 & 2
Couch
Free Kaa Refill
Light Me Up
A Short Film on Conformity
Bless You
Ghost Sasquatch
Pink Slip

5:00 pm: 21-Day Competition: Green Screening

The Keeper (Trailer)
Everlasting Rain
Test Drive
2 of Spades
Hollywood Unhinged
Friend Request
Dolly
Maximum Impact