NEWSLETTER – February 24th, 2009

Thank you to everybody who came out to our first-ever “Show Us Your Shorts” on January 31st. We packed around 200 people into Marbar to enjoy the food, films, and fun that come with any Project Twenty1 event. If you missed it, be sure to check out the pictures on our MySpace page and our Facebook group. So thank all of you for your support in making this another successful Philadelphia independent film event!


As follow up, we would like to proudly present:




Shorts on DVD (under 10 minutes!!!) will be screened on a first come, first-served basis. If you’re bringing a short to screen, you’ll want to get there a little early – doors open at 5:30. We’re starting this event earlier to add time for GLOW NETWORKING. March 28th is Earth Hour, meaning the city of Philadelphia will go dark at 8:30pm for an hour. But being environmentally-conscious doesn’t mean you have to stop your careers for an hour! $2 gets you a non-toxic glow stick so you can help save the environment AND be productive at the same time, as we host another post-screening networking mixer filled with filmmakers, animators, musicians, talent & industry professionals.

The top short film of the night will again win over $200 worth of prizes!

Saturday, March 28th

6:00pm – 8:30pm Screenings/Parties

8:30pm – 9:30pm Glow Networking

200 S. 40th St. (40th & Walnut)
Philadelphia, PA 19104

All Ages welcome! However, viewer discretion is advised for potential R-Rated content. RSVP HERE to learn some tips & tricks to make a successful night out of Show Us Your Shorts!

In May, our New York followers can look forward to our first-ever NYC-area event as we host Show Us Your Shorts in a stylish Manhattan bar! More details to come…


The 2009 Project Twenty1 Film Festival will take place Thursday-Sunday, October 1st-4th. This year’s Film Festival will once again include screenings for both the Philadelphia Filmathon, and the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition, as well as a slew of new workshops and events.


The 2009 Filmmaking Competition will host its Launch Event on Saturday, August 1st and the Drop Event will occur 21 days later, on Saturday, August 22nd. Expect more details on the Launch and Drop Events in the near future as we nail down details, but suffice it to say, they will be even more exciting experiences than last year’s!


Filmathon Call for Entries and Competition Team Signups will open online on March 28th.

BONUS: Teams that sign up in person for the Competition or submit to the October Filmathon at the Show Your Shorts on March 28th will receive a free gift!


The deadlines for Filmathon Call for Entries & 21-Day Filmmaking Competition are as follows:


April 30: Early Deadline: $100 Competition/$21 Filmathon
May 31: Regular Deadline: $125 Compettion/$35 Filmathon
June 30: Late Deadline: $150 Competiton/$50 Filmathon


Remember, Teams that enter the competition and films accepted into the Filmathon will receive FIVE FREE TICKETS to any festival screenings between October 1-4!


Stay tuned for more announcements on this year’s Prizes, Judges, and special events as we get closer! We have a lot planned for 2009.


Not Just A Film Festival, Project Twenty1 encompasses all the arts, just as film production itself does. In this vein, Project Twenty1 has just wrapped our first-ever Music Contest. We received dozens of entries from artists all over the country, from pop to rock to blues to hip-hop to easy-listening and everything in between. Our thanks go out to everybody who has submitted music to us!

Our judges are hard at work going through the many entries we received to see which piece or pieces might work best as themes for this year’s festival. Stay tuned, musicians, you will hear from us very soon!

We hope to have some more musical surprises in store for all of you soon as we expand our venues for 2009.


Contact us! We have a rapidly growing fan base, and as we branch out with new events, new venues, and new sponsors for 2009, we are open to collaboration with all types of creative and business organizations that can help us support our filmmakers and enhance our artistic community.


Follow Project Twenty1 more easily than ever in 2009:

Befriend or follow us on: Facebook MySpace Twitter

Project Twenty1 on Facebook‘s new NetworkedBlogs app. Project Twenty1 is currently the largest blog community in the Philadelphia network. Help us keep it that way: spread the word!

Befriend the Project Twenty1 Girls (Susie Filmmaker on Facebook). She can answer all your questions about Project Twenty1 in 2009.

Project Twenty1 on YouTube, featuring our Channel Twenty1, with all 47 films in our current archives.

Your friends, as always,

Stephanie Yuhas, Executive Producer
Matt Conant, Director

Project Twenty1
Not Just A Film Festival

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