2013 Secret Element

August 3, 2013 in Uncategorizedby Matt Conant

The moment you’ve all been waiting for:

The Secret Element of the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition 2013 is…

CELL

For those of you dictating this, that’s Cell with a “C”. So what the heck does that mean?

We’re not going to get into the specifics of which meaning of cell we’re talking about, or whether we prefer literal interpretations or metaphors – we trust that you will come up with something creative.

All Teams must write, shoot, edit, and/or animate a short that incorporates the Element in the beginning of their film within the next 21 days.

Judges have been instructed to evaluate shorts as a whole, both creatively and technically, but to be biased towards those with creative incorporation of the Element. The better incorporated the Element, the better chance your film has to win “Best Film”. Please, do not title your film “Cell”. You will not be the only one.

Local Teams can drop off films in person on August 24 by 5 pm EDT SHARP at Mixed Plate, 216 South Street, Philadelphia, PA to be eligible for awards. Doors open at 3 pm. Even if you are handing in a short in person, we highly suggest mailing a copy also, because we cannot make exceptions for lateness due to parking, traffic, etc.

Teams can mail their films to:

Project Twenty1
Attn: 21-Day Competition
107 East Main Street, Suite LL1
Norristown, PA 19401
USA

Films must be timestamped August 24 by 5 pm EDT SHARP or earlier and even late films must be timestamped by August 26th to guarantee screening at the festival – NO EXCEPTIONS! Please read Official Rules for guidelines and tips so you can plan in advance.

YOU MUST READ ALL OFFICIAL RULES AND HAND IN ALL OF YOUR OFFICIAL FORMS & WAIVERS BY AUG 24 @ 5:00 PM EDT SHARP OR YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!

DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS:

For you digital people, this IS 2013… easiest ways to get us your films pre-deadline:

1) upload to dropbox, or send via WeTransfer.com – or any other file-sharing service, but those two seem to be the most reliable these days

2) share link or folder with projecttwenty1@gmail.com

We just need to have proof that it was FINISHED UPLOADING pre-deadline (email from wetransfer or dropbox with an immediate link to a file download counts). Don’t share the dropbox folder at 4:59, THEN start synching the file, it doesn’t count! We need the film AVAILABLE TO US by 5:00pm, preferably before.

The above methods limit your file size to 2GB or so (dropbox depends on your account), but really, it’s only a 10 minute film, it shouldn’t need to be any bigger than that. Try encoding MP4 H.264 at 6-8MBps for example. It should end up looking awesome and only be a few hundred MB.

Good luck & happy filmmaking!

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2013 Launch Event

August 1, 2013 in Uncategorizedby admin

21-Day Competition Launch Event on South Street
Join us August 3rd at 2 pm at Mixed Plate, 216 South Street to kick off this year’s 21-Day Filmmaking Competition! Hundred of filmmakers, actors, writers, artists and enthusiasts flock to this FREE event for the opportunity to join forces, win raffles and enjoy food and beverages. The event culminates with the reveal of this year’s “Secret Element” that all films must include. Don’t miss out!

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FREE Screenings & P21 Deadline Extension !

July 2, 2013 in Uncategorizedby admin







 

July 2nd, 2013
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Hi Project Twenty1 Friend,

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Team Sign-Up Extended Deadline 8/2 
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21-Day Filmmaking Competition
Make a short in 21-Days, Receive a Theatrical Exhibition!
Think you can create an original short in 3 weeks and take home the trophy after a weekend of amazing theatrical screenings?  Deadline for team sign up has been extended to August 2nd! Don't miss out! 
Sign up here! 

21-Day Competition Launch Event on South Street
Join us August 3rd at Mixed Plate on South Street to kick off this year's 21-Day Filmmaking Competition! Hundred of filmmakers, actors, writers, artists and enthusiasts flock to this FREE event for the opportunity to join forces, win raffles and enjoy food and beverages. The event culminates with the reveal of this year's "Secret Element" that all films must include. Don't miss out!

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August 24:
21-Day Competition Drop Event (films due) and PFAF Press Conference @ Mixed Plate. Details TBA.

September 27-29: Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival, 3701 Chesnut Street. Philadelphia, PA. World premiere of the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition films & top submitted PFAF selections, and red carpet awards show.


MORE FREE PHILLY SCREENINGS!

The AwesomeFest Film Series at Parx Casino 
AwesomeFest-thumb-630xauto-38247It’s the summer of the 80’s! Grab a beach towel or lawn chair and head down to the Picnic Grove at Parx East every Saturday night to enjoy a FREE outdoor showing of one of your favorite classic 80’s movies! PLUS, enjoy 80’s fun & games, meet & greet events, giveaways, prizes and more! Friends & family are welcome… big hair & costumes are encouraged! 
Screening of Labryinth set for this Saturday at 9pm!

AwesomeFest film series are also located at Eakins Oval on Friday nights from July 12th-26th. Speilberg classic E.T kickstarts the event at 9pm. Hungry for more 80s awesomeness? Click here to find out about more free AwesomeFest events!

The-Dark-Knight-Rises-MovieDon't Forget!
Screenings Under the Stars at Penns Landing 
Every Thursday from July 11th-August 29th @ 8:00pm. New blockbuster hits every week starting with The Dark Knight Rises!

Hope to see you there

Your friends, as always,
Stephanie, Matt & All the "Susie Filmmakers"

Project Twenty1: EPIC
Exhibit, Promote, Inspire & Connect   

 


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2013 PFAF Call for Entries- CLOSED

June 27, 2013 in Uncategorizedby admin

 

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Unfortunately, the call for entries for the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival is now closed. Sign up for our newsletter to get exclusive updates about the PFAF and 21-Day Competition.

The good news is the 21-Day Competition deadline has been extended to August 2nd. So there’s still time to make your movie! Be sure to sign your team up here, and mark your calendars for the launch event on August 3rd for this unique 21-day competition!

 

 


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Your friends, as always,

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

 

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Launch Party RSVP, Deadlines, Recaps

May 30, 2013 in Uncategorizedby admin

May 30, 2013

Only TWO WEEKS left!

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Submit Your Film!
Now accepting international animated and live-action shorts, features and webseries in student and adult categories for this IMDB-qualifying festival! Submit through Withoutabox.

21-Day Filmmaking Competition
Make a short in 21-Days, Receive a Theatrical Exhibition!
Think you can create an original short in 3 weeks and take home the trophy after a weekend of amazing theatrical screenings? Sign up here!

June 14th is the last day for the PFAF and 21-Day Competition Extended Deadline!

21-Day Competition Launch Event on South Street

Join us August 3rd at Mixed Plate on South Street to kick off this year’s 21-Day Filmmaking Competition! Hundred of filmmakers, actors, writers, artists and enthusiasts flock to this FREE event for the opportunity to join forces, win raffles and enjoy food and beverages. The event culminates with the reveal of this year’s “Secret Element” that all films must include. Don’t miss out!

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More Dates to Remember!
August 24: 21-Day Competition Drop Event (films due) and PFAF Press Conference @ Mixed Plate. Details TBA.
September 27-29: Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival, 3701 Chesnut Street. Philadelphia, PA. World premiere of the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition films & top submitted PFAF selections and red carpet awards show.

Event Recaps

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May 8th

The Philadelphia Film and Video Association collaborated with Project Twenty1, Philadelphia Indie Film Showcase and Philadelphia Screenwriters Network to host their monthly cinema speakeasy at L’Etage. The evening consisted of dinner, drinks and a series shorts including Drop the HAT Production’s ”God SaidNo”, which debuted at last year’s 21-Day Filmmaking Competition.

The Philadelphia Film and Video Association is a membership organization started by filmmakers whose mission is to strengthen, promote and serve Philadelphia’s independent media community through programs which provide opportunities to learn, mentor, produce and screen work, advocate for the community and network. For more information about PIFVA visit: www.pifva.org.

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May 23rd

Project Twenty1 helped Mainstage Center for the Arts celebrate their 25th anniversary at Camden County College’s Dennis Flyer Theatre. Guests helped raise money for equiptment upgrades while enjoying exclusive screenings of Mainstage and Project Twenty1 shorts and an intermission raffle announced by Philadelphia Philies PA Announcer, Dan Baker.

The Mainstage Film Program aims to teach the basics of filmmaking to teenages in the South Jersey area. For more information on the program visit: http://mainstage.org.

Free Events

“Emancipation Proclamation Jubilees Celebration Weekend”
June 1st Noon-10pm @ Community Education Center, Meeting House Theatre
June 2nd Noon-6pm @ New Africa Center & Museum
For more information click here.

 

 

Your friends, as always,

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

 

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21-Day Filmmaking Competition & PFAF Early Deadline 4/29

April 20, 2013 in Newsletterby admin

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Filmmakers & Animators!

We want your shorts, music videos & features! Visit the 2013 Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival online to cash in our our  early-deadline discounts! Make sure to check the “Film Library” box if you’d like us to share your film (non-exclusively) with our screening partners to help you get seen for no additional fee! (That’s why we’re not just a film festival!) More info>>>

21-Day Filmmaking Competition Now Open for Early Signups!

Filmmakers and animators from all over the world unite! Sign up to make an original short in 21-Days based on a common secret element. Get a guaranteed theatrical screening in the heart of Philadelphia. Early Deadline is April 29! More info>>>


surprise-proposalPhiladelphia-Area News:

Thanks for attending the Ball!

Thanks to all that attended the annual  Life Unchained Masquerade Ball, which helped benefit several local non-profits, including Project Twenty1! You can see some of the pictures on LifeUnchained and we will be adding some of our own on our Susie Filmmaker page shortly.

Also, congrats to April and Marcus for getting engaged at our event! That is a Project Twenty1 first and we are so honored to be a part of your special day!

 

4th Annual Norristown Arts Hill Festival

Saturday, May 4, 2013, 10am-5pm

Main & Dekalb Streets, Norristown, PA

FREE fun for the whole family!

A street fair featuring theater, music, food, games, crafts, film, and free activities! Come visit us at our booth!

We are still seeking vendors and performers! Visit www.NorristownArtsHill.org to get involved.

May CINEMA SPEAKEASY

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7 pm to 9 pm (EST)

Location: L’Etage, 624 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA (215) 592-0656

Ticket price: $8.00 ($4.00 for Project Twenty1 & PIFVA members)

Tickets at: http://short-filmz.com/short-film-showcase

Facebook Page: http://on.fb.me/112E3k0

Co-Presented by: PIFVA, Project Twenty1, Philadelphia Indie Film Showcase, and Philadelphia Screenwriters Network

Featuring several short films, including the 21-Day Film God Said No. Congratulations to Team Drop the Hat!

Parking is limited to street parking. Dinner and bar is available, and pay as you go

Your friends, as always,

Stephanie, Matt & All the “Susie Filmmakers”

Project Twenty1: EPIC

Exhibit, Promote, Inspire & Connect

 

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21-Day Filmmaking Competition Now Underway!

April 8, 2013 in Uncategorizedby admin

Check out our brave 2013 Teams

2013 PFAF Call-for-Entries Open!

April 5, 2013 in eventsby Matt Conant

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Filmmakers & Animators!

We want your shorts, music videos & features! Visit the 2013 Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival to cash in on our  early-deadline discounts! Make sure to check the “Film Library” box if you’d like us to share your film (non-exclusively) with our screening partners to help you get seen for no additional fee! (That’s why we’re not just a film festival!) More info>>>

 


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Your friends, as always,

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

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Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival CFE Closed!

April 5, 2013 in Uncategorizedby admin

Official Selections to be announced August 31st

Call for Artists & Vendors

March 11, 2013 in for artists, opportunitiesby Stephanie Yuhas

**Attention Vendors–Mother’s Day is the week after the Festival! Take advantage of the opportunity to sell some gifts for Mother’s Day! We will see more Festival visitors than ever this year!

Call for Performers, Artists and Vendors:

The Arts Are Alive in Norristown! The Norristown Arts Council is seeking performers, fine artists, craftspersons, arts-related organizations, food vendors and corporate/industrial vendors to participate in the 4th Annual Norristown Arts Hill Festival being held on the Norristown Arts Hill (DeKalb Street between Lafayette and Airy Streets) on Saturday, May 4th from 10am-5pm. We anticipate attendance of over 2000 people for this exciting event featuring fine artists, film, dance, music, theatre, performance, and a great diversity of ethnic foods.

Vendor Fees:

On/After February 1

  • Food Vendor                                  $110
  • Retail Vendor                                 $75
  • Non-Profit Arts-Related Vendors    $50
  • Corporate/Industrial Vendors          $250

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

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 logistics@norristownartshill.org

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

Participation is subject to committee review and availability of space.