Project Twenty1 Annouces 2010 Season!

April 21, 2010 in Uncategorized by admin


NEWSLETTER – April 21st, 2010


Team Signups to the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition are on! Ask anybody who’s done it before, it is the best international shorts competition out there. Filmmaking this year will take place between July 31st and August 21st.

All entries get a World Premiere screening at the International House’s Ibrahim Theater, a 350-seat theater in beautiful Univercity City Philadelphia, and compete for Awards and Prizes, including inclusion on the 2010 Project Twenty1 DVD, and submission to over a dozen other festivals nationwide on your behalf! In 2009, 21-Day Films were selected to screen all around the Greater Philadelphia area and as far as Oklahoma, California, and Arizona through our Festival Partners.

For more info, see our 21-Day Competition Overview.


Got a completed film you’d rather send us, short or feature? Our call-for-entries is also open for the Philadelphia Filmathon! And this year, there are even more reasons to send us your films! We accept all films, short form and feature, narrative, 48-hour film project, documentary, experimental, music video, you name it.

or download our Submission Form.

NEW for 2010: The Philadelphia Filmathon is an IMDB-qualifying festival! Submit through, and not only are you in the running to screen at P21Fest 2010, but your film is also eligible to receive an IMDB page, every filmmaker’s best resume! How awesome is that?

NEW for 2010: New submission categories and reduced entry fees for shorts and student entries! Entry starts (until May 21st) at just $21 for features, $15 for shorts, and $10 for students. That’s a deal and a half, and ranks us among the LOWEST entry fees anywhere!

NEW for 2010: New Prizes! Winners of Best Short Film and Best Feature Film will win prizes from Final Draft and QuickFilmBudget, among others. Click here for full prize details. We’re updating it weekly with new stuff!

Bonus option: Enter the Film Library! Submit ANY project, short film, feature, animation, live-action, music video, whatever, to the 2010 Filmathon, and you have the option to place your film 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. In a nutshell, if we like your film, we will keep finding ways to screen it until you tell us to stop! Just consider us your non-exclusive agents.

Remember, we are here to promote you! But we can’t do that unless you send us your work. So sign up as a Team or submit your existing opus, and join the Project Twenty1 community!


Please join Project Twenty1 for a full weekend of events in the brand new Norristown Arts District! Join us for drinks & networking at the Reception on the Hill, Friday, April 23, 5:30-7:30 pm, 401 Dekalb Street. Reception on the Hill is a fundraiser to support the new Arts District, including:

Street Arts Festival
A full-day of FREE events, Saturday, April 24, 10 am – 5 pm.
Dekalb Street from Main to Marshall Streets.

In addition to screening many of Project Twenty1′s best films (see the list), the day’s festivities will consist of 27 performances on four stages including jazz pianist Father John D’Amico, Ebenezer Gospel Choir, Soul Tempo, St. George Coptic Church Choir, Stony Creek Fiddlers, Centre Theater, Academy of Dance and Music/BBAD Studio, Theatre Horizon, Ballet Folkorico Acapulco, Iron Age Theatre, Siloam Men’s Gospel Chorus, Guitarist Ross Trotter, Jazz Pianist Tom Rogers, Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Ortiz authentic Mexican performance featuring Pedro Villnar along with Yards Ballet, Philadelphia Dance Theatre, Christ Center for Dance, West Chester University’s Jason Cooper playing French horn and many more! Montgomery County Community College, Bryn Mawr and Cabrini College will also perform various acts throughout the day.


Support a non-profit and get rewarded for it by becoming a member! Membership is only $25, and members get special discounts on many P21 programs (and partner offers) throughout the year, special mailings on free arts events going on in the area, and special seating at events.

Intern with us! We run an internship program based in Norristown, PA, where we teach (for course credit) film and video production and post-production, graphic design, festival administration, marketing and social networking, among others. Check out our Internship Program for more info.

Become a sponsor! Think your organization might benefit from promoting their products or services to an audience of young, trendy, cultured, intelligent consumers? We have all levels of sponsorship tiers for 2010, so get in touch! We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect package.


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Watch Project Twenty1 on YouTube, featuring Channel Twenty1, where you can watch nearly 100 21-Day Films in our library in their entirety, plus our brand new (poorly shot but very silly) Podcads.

Your friends, as always,

Stephanie Yuhas, Executive Producer
Matt Conant, Artistic Director
Project Twenty1
Not Just A Film Festival