NEWSLETTER – October 14th, 2010

THANK YOU to everybody who came out to show their support at the 5th Annual Project Twenty1 Film & Animation Festival!

We had by far our largest turnout ever over the 3 days of the festival, and it was great to see so many old friends again, and to meet so many awesome new people.

For those who haven’t been keeping up with our blog, here’s the latest:



Congratulations to all our filmmakers this year! It was a tougher competition than ever with over 300 films submitted, but this year, our Philadelphia Filmathon Grand Prize winners were “Woebegone” (Best Short Film, Dir. Devin Hume) and “No Footing” (Best Feature, Dir. Michael Licisyn). And our 21-Day Filmmaking Competition Grand Prize went to Justin and Kristin Schaack for their hilarious short “Student Driver.”

See all the winners and nominees here:


The buzz is ongoing from this year’s festival! Check out all the other post-event excitement, including RED CARPET PICTURES, and if you were there, tag yourself and join our Facebook community!

Official Event Pictures

News clip from NBC10 in Philadelphia (11:00 news)

Thank you to judges James Rolfe, Deborah Twiss, Lowell Boston, and Robbie Bryan for not only reviewing all of these films, but attending the event!  Thanks to Jerry Cerruti ($21) and Jeremy Axworthy ($10) for throwing in the last few dollars to cover the Red Carpet fundraiser! ! Extra special thanks to event volunteers Aislinn Tomchak, April Rolfe, C.L. Zastrow, Chris Bowen, Danielle Girolami, Heather Hain, Joe Scrocca, Jeremy Axworthy, Jerry Cerruti, Kalonda Bailey, Lee Rosenfeldt, Lynn Jentes, Michele D’Aquino, M.H., Pearl Carpel, Peter Lauritzen, Sam Goldberg, Sean Gallagher, Stephanie Peberdy, Steve Johnson, Yvonne Collick, judges Tammy Tiehel-Stedman and Bajir Cannon, International House (Renae, Jesse P., Jesse K., Carole, Wendy, & Robert), and all of the year-round volunteers and community screeners that helped pull this event together!


Those of you who have been watching our podcasts know we’ve been part of the core team working to build an arts district in Norristown. Well, on October 25th, we’re showing a lucky group of you around some exciting spaces now available for rent.

Norristown Arts Hill is a new cultural district taking shape in offices, warehouses and storefronts in Norristown.  If you own a creative business, or you are an entrepreneur or self-employed artist, you know that leasing the right work space at the right price is crucial to your business and your art. Norristown has an inventory of rental spaces; one may be just right for you!

Learn more and REGISTER to join the Space Showcase on October 25th, 4-6 pm. Both of Project Twenty1’s founders will be present on the tour to help give an artist’s perspective on life and business in Norristown.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public! Come one, come all, but especially artists seeking space. We love it in Norristown, and we think you will too. Hope to see some of you as neighbors soon!


The day after the Arts Hill event, on October 26th, 4 – 8 pm, we are holding our annual Volunteer & Member Appreciation Day. Watch short films you missed due the festival, enjoy complimentary beer, wine & light refreshments, and meet with the founders to discuss upcoming Project Twenty1 initiatives.

If you are currently a member, you should be receiving a notice about this in the mail shortly along with some bonus Member-only gifts! If you are not a member, you can now reward yourself for a hard year of artistry with a 1-Year Membership and help be a part of Philly’s awesomest film organization as we head into 2011. Members receive exclusive benefits including free and discounted tickets to events, first viewing opportunities of 21-Day films online, and Premium Members also get first crack at becoming Community Screeners of the 2011 Philadelphia Filmathon and more!
This is a private event! If you are not a member but wish to attend, you can obtain a Membership online and get on the list! RSVP on Eventbrite.
Thank you all again for helping make this wonderful year possible. Since January, we have incorporated as a Pennsylvania non-profit, built a Board of Directors, found ourselves a real office, and held our largest competitions and film festivals ever! We hope every year can be as productive and amazing, and we feel with you all behind us, it will be.

Your friends, as always,

Stephanie Yuhas, Executive Producer
Matt Conant, Artistic Director
& All the “Susie Filmmakers
Not Just A Film Festival



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