Project Twenty1 Newsletter: July 17, 2010
July 11th, 2010
Not Just A Film Festival
Hi Project Twenty1 Fan,
The 4th of July weekend didn’t stop us from planning an amazing series of upcoming events this month!

News Highlights

  • Office Sneak Peek: July 15
  • 21-Day Competition Late Deadline: July 21
  • Philadelphia Filmathon Late Deadline: July 21
  • 13 Featured Films: July 15 & July 23
  • Life in a Day: July 24
  • Launch Event: July 31
  • Get to Know Our Teams

Office Sneak Peek


Thursday, July 15, 2010
4 pm-7 pm
107 East Main Street
Suite LL1
Norristown, PA 19401

Come take a tour of Project Twenty1’s new Norristown facilities, located on the corner of Dekalb and East Main Street on Norristown Arts Hill. This will be an intimate, members & VIP-only event where you will receive a guided-tour of the new office and learn about upcoming Project Twenty1 film & arts initiatives that have not yet been announced to the public. Complementary light appetizers and drinks will be served.

To become a member & receive your official invitation, click here.
Already a member? RSVP on EventBrite.

Why Become a Member?
Since 2006, Project Twenty1 has been a completely volunteer-run organization. Memberships support our screenings, workshops, mixers, and community outreach programs. Members receive free local movie screening offers, special member-only meetings, and special raffles at select events.

Late Deadline: 21-Day Competition

We are now in the last two weeks for Team Signups and Filmathon submissions for 2010! Already we have our largest and most diverse group of films and filmmakers.

ALL films completed by the August 21st deadline receive their World Premieres at the International House’s 350-seat Ibrahim Theater in Philadelphia as a part of P21Fest 2010. You will also compete for awards and prizes, including inclusion on the 2010 Project Twenty1 DVD, acceptance to IMDB, and submission to over a dozen other festivals nationwide on your behalf! 21-Day Films have been screened in over 20 other festivals through our Festival Partners.

For more info or to sign up, see our 21-Day Competition pages.

Late Deadline: Philadelphia Filmathon

Our call-for-entries is almost over for the Philadelphia Filmathon! Got a film? Want it on imdb? Want it sent to other festivals for FREE on your behalf? We accept all films, short form and feature, narrative, documentary, experimental, music video, you name it, no matter WHEN you made it, and you will not find a better value for your entry fee ANYWHERE. How so, you ask?

We’re an IMDB-qualifying festival! Submit to us through WAB, your film gets its own imdb page, the best resume you can have in the film industry.

Low Entry Fees: Even during this, the Late Deadline of July 21st, Entry is only $50 for features, $35 for shorts, and $25 for students. (And even cheaper for WAB members!)

Great Prizes: Winners of Best Short Film and Best Feature Film will win prizes from Sony Creative Software, Final Draft, and QuickFilmBudget, among others. Click here for full prize details. We’re updating it weekly with new stuff!

Our Film Library. Submit ANY project, short film, feature, animation, live-action, music video, whatever, to the 2010 Filmathon, and you have the option to enter it into our Film Library, which gives us the ability to submit it on your behalf to our partner organizations, screenings, and festivals, saving you time & money and possibly qualifying you for tons of awards and prizes indefinitely. This year, over two dozen films from our Library have screened with our Festival Partners at no entry cost to our filmmakers thanks to this program.

or download our Submission Form.

Submit now or hold your peace until 2011!

13 Films Featured on South Street

We are very excited to announce our new screening partner, Paradigm Gallery, located at 2020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA. We’ve submitted all 21-Day Competition & selected Philadelphia Filmathon films on your behalf to the gallery’s very first short film program, “No More Guns & Drugs”. As our film library grows, we will continue to submit additional films on your behalf for potential screenings.

“No More Guns and Drugs” Event Info:

Paradigm Gallery
2020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

First Screening (SOLD OUT): Wednesday, July 7th 7-10pm
Second Screening: Thursday, July 15th 7-10pm
Third Screening: Friday, July 23rd 7-10pm
Admission $5, FREE Popcorn and Snacks, B.Y.O.B.
Door opens at 7pm, screening starts at 7:30pm, RSVP on FB

Featured Films:
Hmmmm … a house – Yis Goodwin
Direction without Instructions – Ian Foster
Subconscious – Jason Chen
Girls, Robots, and Digital Cameras – Richard Law
Everything Must Go – Rusty Eveland
Lui Lui In America – Vera Wing Lui
I Am the Mountain, You Are the Water’s Edge – Travis Waugh
Tesla Experiment: Twain in Vain – Adriel Garcia
GhostLight – Emerald Productions
Keystone Jackal – Warrington Oaks Pictures
Pop My Bubbles – Psynema Productions
Lights Out – Team Splined Mind
Meat After School – GTeam

For additional event info,
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Launch Event
Our biggest event of the year outside of P21Fest in October, and your best chance to join a Team.

Project Twenty1 Launch Event & Networking Party
Saturday, July 31st, 3 pm – 7 pm
North Bowl Lounge & Lanes
909 N. 2nd St (map)
Philadelphia, PA 19123 USA FREE, all ages welcomed! RSVP on Evite RSVP on Facebook
Add to Google Calendar

Teams of filmmakers and animators only have 21-Days to create an original short starting August 1st, and they need YOU to help them. Bring business cards, demos, writing samples, reels, and headshots and get involved! The best part is, nearly everybody there WILL be making a film in the three weeks that follow, so meet enough people, and you’re bound to end up working on at least one film this August.

The Launch Event will conclude with a brief rules refresher, followed by the reveal of this year’s “Element” that all the 21-Day films must include. Attendees are welcome to hang out as late as they want to strategize their next three weeks.

Check out clips from last year’s Launch Event!

IMG_0065All completed films will screen at a REAL movie theater. Top films will receive DVD distribution, compete for over $1,000 in prizes from Sony Creative, and get submitted to partner festivals all over the world.

21+ can enjoy CHEAP drink specials. Win hundreds of dollars in door prizes from Dymo and Sony Creative Software!

Special thanks to North Bowl for hosting what is sure to be a kick-ass event. Hope to see you all there!

Life in a Day


It looks like Ridley Scott is teaming up with Kevin Macdonald and YouTube to produce Life In A Day, a feature film that asks, “What did you do on July 24, 2010?” The aim of this historical documentary is to capture a glimpse of the entire world during one 24-hour period.

On top of your normal day-to-day activities, the director has asked the world the following questions:

  • What do you love?
  • What do you fear?
  • What makes you laugh?
  • What’s in your pocket?

Twenty lucky contestants will have their footage appear in the final feature film which will premiere at Sundance 2011. Submission guidelines and additional information can be found on the Life in a Day Channel.

Since ya’ll have access to some pretty nice cameras and some very interesting lives, we thought you should know. Make sure you save us a seat next to you at Sundance. 🙂

Get To Know Our Teams

l_4491f53e6afc400dbd9213f5e810284dLast year, Team Justice Productions took home the 21-Day Competition Best Marketing Award through their poster campaign, online marketing, and of course their entertaining Podcasts. This series proved how Project Twenty1 film productions are like reality TV…without the remote.

It looks like several Teams have already started their podcasts for the season, including a tongue-in-cheek smear campaign between Team Toxic Avengers and Team Sickening Thud.
Team Tonic Avengers Video
Team Sickenening Thud’s Response

We’ve been also hearing a lot of buzz from Team Taco vs. Grilled Cheese from Asbury Park, NJ through the Craig Mahoney Podcast. Aside from learning about their production plans, you can also listen to a fantastic interview with the famous Jerry Beck, animation historian, author, and all around awesome guy!

We’ll be posting more over the next few months on our 2010 Team podcast channel so you can stay on top of their progress, give your feedback, and get involved!

ProjectTwenty1Do you have a Team introduction video, website, poster, P21 Blog Entry, or related Podcast you would like us to share with our followers? Let us know!

We’ll pick Teams to randomly feature on this newsletter, as well as RT & repost any cast & crew needs to our Twitter/FB.


Stephanie Yuhas, Executive Producer
Matt Conant, Artistic Director
& All the Susie Filmmakers

What is Project Twenty1?
Project Twenty1 is E.P.I.C. We’re a not-for-profit organization dedicated to Exhibiting, Promoting, Inspiring. and Connecting artists from all disciplines through film and animation.

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Gift Ideas

21-Day Competition
“21” and “LIGHT”, along with new behind-the-scenes footage are now on DVD! Visit Store

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