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Norristown, PA: Call for Performers, Artists and Vendors

November 20, 2012 in for artists, opportunitiesby admin

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:

Before February 1 – Food Vendor – $90, Retail Vendor – $60, Non-Profit Arts-Related Vendors – $40, Corporate/Industrial Vendors – $200 per space.

On/After February 1 – 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 logistics@norristownartshill.org

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

Participation is subject to committee review and availability of space.

Thank you.

Paula Robinson

Logistics Chairperson

Norristown Arts Council

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Festival Pictures & Member Day Tomorrow!

October 9, 2012 in Newsletterby admin

Reminder: Member Appreciation Day

Weds, October 10, 2012, 6:30-9:30 pm
Project Twenty1, 107 East Main Street, Suite LL1 (map)
Norristown, PA 19401
215-253-7640
Hang out with Project Twenty1 founders to hear about upcoming initiatives and programs! Light refreshments and pizza will be served. Free for current Paid Members. Expired? Renew here or in person at the event.

This is a very intimate, casual event, limited to 40 people. If you have not RSVPed, please drop us a line at ProjectTwenty1@gmail.com.

Directions: We are located 2 blocks from the Norristown Transportation Center, serving the Norristown High Speed Line, Norristown Regional Rail (previously called the “R6″), and several bus routes. Ample free parking in front of our office after 5 pm. Take ramp to the right to the front lobby and elevator or stairs DOWN to LL1. We are the first Suite in the front.

2012 Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival in Photos

Check out our whole album on Picasa. You can also tag & share pictures on Facebook!

Thank you to our filmmakers, volunteers, judges, donors, sponsors, and partners for helping make our seventh annual festival the largest we’ve had to date!

For the full list of nominees & award winners, click here.

Your friends, as always,

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

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For Immediate Release: PFAF 2012 Winners

October 4, 2012 in Press Releasesby admin

PRESS RELEASE
Media Contact: Stephanie Yuhas
Direct: 215-253-7640
E-Mail: projecttwenty1@gmail.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOCAL FILM IS BIG WINNER AT 7th ANNUAL PHILADELPHIA FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL

Philadelphia… October 4th, 2012… Project Twenty1, the Norristown, PA-based non-profit, held its seventh annual Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival (PFAF) from September 27th-30th at the International House Philadelphia’s Ibrahim Theater at 3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. Over 100 films were screened, and the weekend wrapped with a star-studded Red Carpet Awards Ceremony hosted in part by Joel Hodgson (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Cinematic Titanic).

The Award for Best Feature went to “A Decent Arrangement” written, produced, and directed by Main Line filmmaker Sarovar Banka. The film follows an Indian-American who tires of the singles scene and decides to return to India and try his luck at an arranged marriage.

Best Web Series was awarded to the 48-minute first season of “The Mop and Lucky Files.” Series’ producer and co-star Chloe Taylor flew into Philly from L.A. for the festival. Best Short Animation was “The Hopper” a 20-minute stop-motion gangsta epic produced by Alex Brüel Flagstad of Copenhagen, Denmark, also in attendance. “The Fence,” about a man whose son died in Iraq overcoming his prejudices to help his new Iraqi neighbors, won for Best Live-Action Short. Best Music Video went to “A House, A Home,” for a touching video featuring the group Portland Cello Project, and Best Student Short went to “Abuelas” from UK filmmaker Afarin Eghbal.

PFAF also served as the World Premiere for 33 entries to this year’s 21-Day Filmmaking Competition, also sponsored by Project Twenty1. All 21-Day films had to contain the element “Jump”. The judges’ pick for Best Film was sci-fi entry “Resistant” from Michigan’s Team 10 Mile, about a miracle pill called Jumpalol which temporarily lets you forget your darkest secrets.

The festival also hosted industry workshops on screenwriting, music, working with SAG and AFTRA talent, and entertainment law, as well as parties each night in the University City area.

Project Twenty1 is a Pennsylvania 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to inspiring, connecting, exhibiting, and promoting creatives through film and animation, helping turn passion into careers. For more information, or to get involved, visit www.ProjectTwenty1.com. Office: 215-253-7640 Email: ProjectTwenty1@gmail.com

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2012 Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival Winners

October 2, 2012 in eventsby admin

Thank you to our judges & congratulations to our filmmakers!

Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival
“Official Selection” Portion

Best Student Short

Nominees:

  • Restoring Sight in Bangladesh, Tatiana McCabe, NY, USA
  • Leak, Beni Fredman, Israel
  • Abuelas, Afarin Eghbal, United Kingdom
  • Load, David Rene Christensen, Denmark

Winner: Abuelas, Afarin Eghbal, United Kingdom

Best Web Series

  • Dick Punch, David Ruttura, NY, USA
  • The Mop and Lucky Files, Scott Paulin, CA, USA
  • Pueblo, Eve Richer, VA, USA

Winner: The Mop and Lucky Files, Scott Paulin, CA, USA

Best Music Video

Nominees:

  • A House, A Home, Daniel Fickle, OR, USA
  • Bullets for Breakfast, Mari Jaye  Blanchard, NY, USA
  • Party in the CIA, Roque Ballesteros, CA, USA

Winner: A House, A Home, Daniel Fickle, OR, USA

Best Short Animation

Nominees:

  • Seven Minutes in the Warsaw Ghetto, Johan Oettinger, Denmark
  • My Home, Calvert Waller III, NY, USA
  • Flight of Magic, Tommy Warren, Austin, TX, USA
  • The Hopper, Alex Brüel Flagstad, Copenhagen, Denmark

Winner: The Hopper, Alex Brüel Flagstad, Copenhagen, Denmark

Best Live-Action Short

Nominees:

  • The Fence, Jim Canty, CT, USA
  • Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens, Jon Sajetowski, NY, USA
  • Juego de niños/Children’s Game, Javier González, Cundinamarca, Colombia
  • HEADS UP, Alex Merkin, NY, USA

Winner: The Fence, Jim Canty, CT, USA

Best Feature

Nominees:

  • A Happy Ending, Ross  Hockrow, DC, USA
  • Limpwings, Andrew Neill, MN, USA
  • A Decent Arrangement, Sarovar Banka, PA, USA
  • Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 1: The Egg of The King, Toshiyuki Kubooka, CA, USA
  • Welcome to Harlem, Mark Blackman, NY, USA

Winner: A Decent Arrangement

Best Marketing Campaign:

  • Wolf Dog Tales, Bernadine Santistevan: For high-quality marketing materials that include a “piece” of the animation, for special attention to detail in press packs/marketing materials, and the work involved in putting this film in consideration for an Oscar nomination
  • Mop and Lucky Files, Michael McGee: For high-quality website and Facebook materials, for energy with their festival tour, and excellent print materials.
  • Pueblo, Eve Richer: For innovate marketing uses of “Erika” the mannequin in digital and on-site campaigns
  • Destined – Michael Giletto: For high-quality DVD box and replication
  • Winner: Wolf Dog Tales, Bernadine Santistevan

    21-Day Filmmaking Competition

    Audience Awards:

    Red Screening:
    Killer Cables, Team Pure Genius Pictures Bleeding Hearts

    Blue Screening: Gary’s Got Game, Team JB Productions

    Green Screening: Bleeding Hearts, Team Sickening Thud Productions

    Use of Element, “Jump”:

    • Killer Cables, Team Pure Genius Pictures
    • Resistant, Team 10 Mile
    • King Me, Team Flaming Marshmallow Productions
    • Bear Jump, Team Shochu Cat
    • Journey Upon Molly’s Path, Team Crackerhammer

    Winner: Killer Cables, Team Pure Genius Pictures

    Visual FX:

    • Oliver, Team Future History Labs
    • Through Orange Eyes, Team Stranger In The Alps
    • Steampunk vs Superhero, Team Guyloki Films
    • Jump Drive, Team Badger Tsunami
    • Unrest, Team Turtle Power!

    Winner: Steampunk vs Superhero, Team Guyloki Films

    Sound Design:

    • Jump Drive, Team Badger Tsunami
    • Flame & Shadow, Team half-watt
    • Kingdom of Shadows, Team Art Party Pictures
    • Gary’s Got Game, Team JB Productions

    Winner: Flame & Shadow, Team half-watt

    Music:

    • Kingdom of Shadows, Team Art Party Pictures
    • Kafka Pizza, Team Liberty Bell Films
    • God Said No, Team Drop the HAT
    • The Long Week, or Even A Psychotic Break Can’t Kill True Friendship, Team Frank ‘n’ Nasty

    Winner: Kingdom of Shadows, Team Art Party Pictures

    Editing:

    • Clipped, Team Guts Guts Guts Guts
    • Unrest, Team Turtle Power!
    • Gary’s Got Game, Team JB Productions
    • Blackout, Team Philagape
    • Jump Drive, Team Badger Tsunami

    Winner: Gary’s Got Game, Team JB Productions

    Writing:

    • Gary’s Got Game, Team JB Productions
    • Through Orange Eyes, Team Stranger In The Alps
    • Resistant, Team 10 Mile
    • Killer Cables, Team Pure Genius Pictures
    • Superhero for Hire, Team Inglorious Splicers

    Winner: Resistant, Team 10 Mile

    Cinematography:

    • Red & White, Team Psynema
    • Flame & Shadow, Team half-watt
    • Jump Drive, Team Badger Tsunami
    • Gary’s Got Game, Team JB Productions
    • Kingdom of Shadows, Team Art Party Pictures

    Winner: Jump Drive, Team Badger Tsunami

    Acting:

    • ascension, Team Thing Three
    • Pool Party, Team Noonan
    • Flame & Shadow, Team half-watt
    • OCD, Team Mass n Class
    • Lost in the Shadows, Team Gati Kala

    Winner:   Lost in the Shadows, Team Gati Kala
    Honorable Mention:  ascension, Team Thing Three

    Directing:

    • Act of Kindness, Team Spinshot Films
    • Resistant, Team 10 Mile
    • Kingdom of Shadows, Team Art Party Pictures
    • ascension, Team Thing Three
    • Red + White, Team Psynema

    Winner: Kingdom of Shadows, Team Art Party Pictures

    Best Marketing Campaign:

    • Resistant, Team 10 Mile: For innovative promotion of their film using the style of pharmaceutical marketing, via print, fax, phone, trailers, fake commercials, posters, and physical “branded” materials.
    • Blackout, Team Philagape: For professional digital & physical marketing collateral, press outreach (Philadelphia Inquirer & City Paper), and digital promotion of their film, Kickstarter, and showtimes
    • Steampunk vs Superhero, Team Guyloki Films: For a high-quality Kickstarter page and dressing up in steampunk attire with robots to promote the film in the middle of Philadelphia
    • Bleeding Hearts, Team Sickening Thud: For getting the most “likes” on their Facebook poster

    Winner: Blackout, Team Philagape

    Best Film:

    • Resistant, Team 10 Mile
    • Kingdom of Shadows, Team Art Party Pictures
    • Flame & Shadow, Team half-watt
    • Jump Drive, Team Badger Tsunami
    • Gary’s Got Game, Team JB Productions

    Winner: Resistant, Team 10 Mile

    Founder Awards:

    Partnership Award
    Awarded to businesses and organizations that partner with Project Twenty1 to help Exhibit, Promote, Inspire, and Connect our community of media artists.

    Winner:
    Life Unchained
    For starting a matching grant that helped launch Movies from the Hill in summer 2012. This program allowed us to exhibit past 21-Day and independent PFAF films in an economically disadvantaged community.

    Volunteer of the Year
    Winners (tie):

    • Christopher Barley (Animation, Graphics & Event Staff)
    • Caroline Boyd (Admin, Video, Street Team & Event Staff)

    EPIC Award
    Nominees:

    • Doug Seidel: For organizing Project Twenty1 Assemble!, a large-scale collaborative, multi-team project for the second year, for continually giving newcomers their first chance to get onto a film set, and his general good-attitude.
    • Wedge Wegman: For going out of her way to not just promote her screening, but ALL of our community’s screenings through a flyering campaign – with a broken foot! For her positive attitude and commitment to making films “fun”, as well as professional. For being so committed to improving her skills, she has changed her career to full-time filmmaking and enrolled at Drexel University for film (congrats on the large scholarship!)
    • Chris Loper: For his head-on “jump in” approach to this community. For joining another team to learn AND leading his own project. For learning how to work with professional (SAG-AFTRA) actors on his first film.
    • Brian Carlin: For his “researcher approach”. He learned and listened at every festival workshop in 2011, watched past films, and asked many good, important questions before becoming a leader in 2012.

    Winner: Wedge Wegman

     

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    The Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival is here!

    September 26, 2012 in eventsby admin

    The seventh annual festival is here!

    PFAFLogoPhiladelphia Film & Animation Festival
    September 27th-30th, 2012
    International House Philadelphia,
    3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

    A four-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.

    IMG_3366Judges include James Rolfe (Cinemassacre/Angry Video Game Nerd), Eric Rivera (Disney), Derek Dressler (Disney), Kea Kelly Shaw (MTV), and more!

    Celebrity hosts include Joel Hodgson (Mystery Science Theater) and more!

    Official Selections HERE.
    Tickets & Schedule HERE.
    Accommodations 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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    Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival Tickets

    September 11, 2012 in Newsletterby admin

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    Project Twenty1 Newsletter Want to receive these early? Sign up here (it’s free!)

    Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival Schedule & Tickets are UP!

    Check out our site for  Trailers & Official Selections info and Festival Schedule!

    Traveling to the Festival

    Off the bat, we should mention that it is a BUSY weekend in University City, so book your room as soon as you can!

    We have worked out a discounted rate with the nearby Homewood Suites by Hilton University City, located at 4109 Walnut St. (only 3 blocks from International House Philadelphia) They are offering PFAF attendees a block of 10 discounted rooms starting at $229/night (regularly $299) if booked before September 19th. The signup link is HERE. After Sept. 19, these rooms get released to the general public, so book quickly!

    Another great option we recommend would be our friends at Travel By Simon. Simon’s rates BEAT those of online sites like expedia or orbitz (which have hidden fees), and he certainly beats the heck out of their customer service. He is running a group rate for Project Twenty1 and PFAF attendees this year, so we recommend calling or emailing Travel By Simon and telling them Project Twenty1 sent you! We’re sure you’ll get the best options and rates around. Call him at 877-924-0002 or e-mail agent@travelbysimon.com.

    Spotlight on 2012 Judge, James Rolfe, Cinemassacre.com

    Judging the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition portion of the Festival.

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    James Rolfe has created more than 300 films in his career, and has become an icon in the gaming world with his hit web series, The Angry Video Game Nerd. Known for its hilarious reviews and retrospectives of pop culture phenomena, his website Cinemassacre.com receives millions of hits each month.

    Jame is one of the most viewed Directors of All Time on Youtube, with over 500,000 subscribers and 250,000 Facebook fans. James creates content for Spike.com, GameTrailers.com, and MTV, and was the winner of Mashable’s Best Web Series of 2009 for The Angry Video Game Nerd.

    James’ other popular series include Board James, OverAnalyzers, and You Know What’s Bullsh*t? He is currently in post-production of Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie. (photo by John DePasquale)

    Spotlight on PFAF Judge, Derek Dressler, Walt Disney TV
    Judging the animated portion of the PFAF Official Selections

    Derek-Dressler-e1347226411958-256x300Derek Dressler is a writer based in Los Angeles. He is currently a Staff Writer with Walt Disney Television Animation, and served as Story Editor of the Disney series KICK BUTTOWSKI: SUBURBAN DAREDEVIL.

    A 2005 graduate of Writing for Film and Television at The University of the Arts, Derek also taught writing and liberal arts courses upon graduation. He is the recipient of the 2007 “Set in Philadelphia” Screenwriting Award for writers under age 25, awarded by Academy Award Nominee Stephen J. Rivele (Nixon, Ali, Copying Beethoven).

    Derek is also a former Philly PitchFest winner, and continues a mentorship with screenwriter Mark Rosenthal (Jewel of the Nile, Planet of the Apes, Flicka). Most recently, Derek co-wrote Troma’s RETURN TO THE CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH, for director Lloyd Kaufman.
    Your friends, as always,

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

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    2012 PFAF Schedule

    September 8, 2012 in eventsby admin

    Click to view Festival Program!

    Click to view Festival Program!

    7th Annual Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival

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

    CLICK HERE to view Festival Program as a .pdf.
    (or right-click and “save as” to download)

    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*:

    • Thursday, September 27 @ 7:45 pm: A Decent Arrangement (Rated PG-13)
    • Friday, September 28 @ 12:45 pm: Animation for Everyone! (Rated G)
    • Friday, September 28 @ 5:15 pm: A Happy Ending (Rated R)
    • *Members include current paid members of  Project Twenty1 , International House or PIFVA

    Screenings that are FREE for Kids Under 12:

    • Friday, September 28 @ 12:45 pm: Animation for Everyone! (Rated G)

    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.

    Thursday, September 27 (see full Thursday Schedule)

    Friday, September 28 (see full Friday Schedule)

    Saturday, September 29 (see full Saturday Schedule)

    Sunday, September 30 (see full Sunday Schedule)

    Free with ALL-ACCESS PASS

    21-Day Filmmaking Competition Launch Event: In Photos

    August 3, 2012 in Uncategorizedby Stephanie Yuhas

    2012 21-Day Filmmaking Competition Launch Event
    Triumph Brewing Company, 117 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
    Hosted by: Joel Hodgson, Stephanie Yuhas, and Matt Conant

    Can’t see the slideshow? Click here.

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    MST3K’s Joel revealing Element! Signup Deadline July 21!

    July 18, 2012 in Newsletterby admin

    Newsletter (Sign up to get this by e-mail)

    MST3K’s Joel Hodgson to Announce This Year’s Secret Element!
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    WE’VE GOT MOVIE SIGN!

    That’s right, everyone! This year’s element will be announced, live, in person, and totally not a hologram, by none other than Joel Hodgson of MST3K and Cinematic Titanic!

    Teams of filmmakers and animators have 21-Days to create an original short based on a common secret element and they need YOUR help!

    All films will receive a guaranteed theatrical exhibition at the International House Philadelphia during the 7th Annual Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival.

    Joel will announce the secret element at 6 pm on Saturday, July 28th at Triumph Brewery in Philly. Come out with your headshots and business cards for a chance to get on a Team.

    Want to make your own Team and guarantee your spot on the silver screen? Do it by July 21! There is still time to register here!

    LAUNCH EVENT

    WHEN: Saturday, July 28th 2012 – 2:00-6:00 pm
    WHERE: Triumph Brewing Company View  Map

    FREE, All-Ages

    RSVP on Facebook


    P21TTD“Project Twenty1 To the Death” Sequel in the works

    Last year, a collaborative effort of nine teams from Project Twenty1 gave rise to a film that can only be described as “deranged and awesome.”

    Teleporting filmmakers, Australian Ninjas, and angry stop-motion ragdolls all beat the stuffing out of each other in the wierdest battle royale in history, all in the hopes of attaining the stolen Project Twenty1 Secret Element.

    And they’re doing it again this year. The new short will feature “all the past P21 films… coming to life,” explains Doug Seidel of Justice Productions. “We will try to get a group together one day in Philly for a big battle/sfx blowout,” Doug says, but “if you are too far away from our area to get together, just send me a video. It can be as simple as a character chasing you [for] one shot, or as complex as them coming out of your TV.”

    If you want to get involved, or just want an excuse to beat up some of your filmmaker friends, send Doug an email at Justiceproductionsllc@gmail.com


     

    Chris-LoperFeatured Member: Chris Loper

    Chris Loper is our newest Member and brand new to the Philadelphia area. His interest in film traces back to when he used to help his dad make skydiving videos and writing screenplays as a hobby as a teenager.

    Chris will graduate next month with a Master’s in IT while he works in the Air Force at McGuire AFB, NJ to maintain air traffic control radar systems. He recently came back to the US after two overseas tours, one year in Korea and 15 months in the Azores. He’s been entering video contests in Air Force organizations and has joined Team Justice Productions for this year’s 21-Day Competition. (Editor’s Note: Boy, Team Justice Productions is all over this newsletter, what’s up with that? -Susie F.)

    Chris wants to learn more about the Philadelphia filmmaking community and is interested in helping with shooting, writing and editing on creative projects. You can contact Chris by e-mailing cloper84@hotmail.com or visiting his YouTube here or here.

    We love our Members! Join Today!

    See you at Launch!

    Your friends, as always,

    Stephanie, Matt & All the “Susie Filmmakers”
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    Free Movies on Friday & Introducing Kristen Kress

    July 7, 2012 in events, Newsletterby admin

    Project Twenty1 News: July 7, 2012

    Submit by July 21!
    Have a film, animation, music video, or web series PFAFLogo-Webthat you’d like to see on the big screen? Submit to this season’s Project Twenty1 Film Library program, which gives you a chance to screen at the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival, Movies from the Hill, as well as other Project Twenty1 Film Library programs

    Just submit to the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival and check the box for “film library”. The deadline for this season of entries is July 21.

    “Additional screenings and media attention is awesome….I’m very excited to hear we left such a positive imprint on the festival we love so much,” says Dan Brown of South Philadelphia. (Check out his film, “Anna” at this week’s Movies from the Hill!” below).

    Free Movies on Friday: Movies from the Hill

    On Friday, July 13th, Project Twenty1 and the Norristorn Arts Council will be holding a FREE screening of independent short films, conveniently located a few blocks from the Norristown Transportation Center! (Regional Rail former R-6 to Norristown, Norristown High Speed Line, etc.)

    Bring your blankets and chairs to see the shorts and meet the artists! Popcorn, cotton candy & beverages will be available for sale. This screening is rated approximately PG-13 (mature subject matter/violence).

    Movies from the Hill Selections include:
    Alienative, Kevin Lee, Philadelphia, PA
    After his race has crash landed on Earth, Harry finds himself in a new and confusing world. As he struggles between assimilating with daily human life and maintaining the distinctions of his people, Harry finds himself feeling like a fish out of water.

    Night Terrors, Matthew Thompson, Philadelphia, PA
    Young Jason can never get to sleep because of the monsters under his bed, until his mother gives him a flashlight and tells him to go look for himself.

    Intercambios, Brian Aramayo, Alaska
    Cristina works several jobs just to save money for her family in South America. One sunny morning she heads to a local bank to make a wire transfer.  But when the bank teller hands her a deposit receipt accounting for only half her money,  Cristina learns that in America money talks, but no habla Espanol.

    The Fairy Prince…?, Jeff Orens, Sewell, NJ
    Stuart kisses a frog, who ends up being a 17th Century English Prince who is forced to find a way to legally marry him.

    Pattern: Response, Charlie Steak, Phoenix, AZ
    Joseph pays his bills, does his taxes, and loves his wife. But when his seemingly normal life begins to fall apart, everything becomes suspect.

    The Butler Did It, Kristin & Justin Schaack, Minneapolis, MN
    There’s been a murder at the Brotherhood of Butlers Annual Retreat.  When the Detective arrives to solve the case, everyone’s a suspect.

    Two Stories Up, Michael Marchetti, Cherry Hill, NJ
    Jason discovers he can finally get the attention he seeks.. by dropping things delivered by plucky delivery girl Natalie.

    Drawn, Andy Ritchie, Philadelphia, PA
    When life takes you for a ride, you don’t always know where you’re going.

    Family Tree, MindChamber, Glenside, PA
    A family that is plagued with misfortunes discovers that revenge can last forever.

    Worlds Apart, Michael Zachary Huber, Sunnyvale, CA
    Extra terrestrials on a peaceful mission to find sentient life land near a central California farm home. They discover a desolate, polluted world where little life remains. As they search the abandoned farm home, they find a lone teddy bear that emits signs of life. With the aid of their futuristic technology, they extract the memories of the teddy bear and thus unravel the mystery of humanity’s demise.

    Anna, Dan Brown, Philadelphia, PA
    Anna is through being dull and mistreated.  Today she breaks from character.
    EVENT DETAILS:

    DATE & TIME:
    Friday, July 13th, 2012, 8 pm

    LOCATION:
    Dekalb & East Airy Street
    Norristown, PA 19401

    FREE for all attendees.
    (Some films may not be suitable for children under 13; parental guidance is suggested.)

    Sincere thanks to all of our donors & sponsors.

    Movies from the Hill is presented by:

    -The Municipality of Norristown
    -Life Unchained
    -Portnoff Law Associates, LTD
    -State Street Advisors
    SUPPORT MOVIES FROM THE HILL 2013

    Member Spotlight: Introducing Kristen Kress!

    Kristen-Kress 2Kristen Kress is one of Project Twenty1′s newest members. She is a director, comedian and actor from Pittsburgh, PA, transplanted to Astoria, NY to persue a career in fim and comedy. She was recently an AD on a feature called Coach of the Year, an independent, kid-friendly sports comedy feature film based on the inspiring true story of a rag tag swim team that tries to win a state championship…without a pool to practice in.
    Her team and production company, Brain Fry Productions, recently competed in the NYC 24 Hour Film Race, as well as the 48 Hour Film Project, and advanced into the top tier, Best of NY in both competitions. The 48 hour project, “Free Bike,” won the audience favorite award as well as an honorable mention for best actress in a featured role for Laura Michelle.

    You can see all Kristen’s short films, sketches and standup comedy on her Youtube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/especiallykk10 or http://www.youtube.com/brainfrytv

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    Project Twenty1: EPIC
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