Sunday, December 5, 2010

Call for applications: Crazy 8s 2011 - Dec. 12 signup

The Crazy 8s filmmaking competition is back for another year and the deadline for applications is next week on December 12. A great opportunity for filmmakers, the Crazy 8s is a very popular annual competition in Vancouver to make a film in 8 days.

Applicants are first invited to make a 5-minute pitch of their movie idea. 40 people are then selected to pitch live to a jury of industry professionals. The jury will select 12 finalists are paired with professional story editors who will workshop their scripts in a day-long workshop. The scripts are then submitted to the jury which selects 6 winners to make a film. The winners will be given $800 and eight days to make a short film.

They will also receive a support package which includes an HD Camera, sound recording equipment, a lighting and grip package, the services of a casting director, full production insurance, free location permits, discounts on vehicle/props/costume rental, a binder with all required paperwork, access to edit suites if required, on-line editing including title generation, colour correction, and a professional sound mix.

Film production takes place March 25 – April 1, 2011, with the Gala Screening at the Vogue Theatre on April 9.

The 8 Day Filmmaking Extravaganza - Now in it's 12th year!
"Crazy8s is truly the single best way in BC to launch your career."
-Zach Lipovsky, Crazy8s alumni, whose film “Crazy Late” helped him secure a spot on the
Steven Spielberg show "On The Lot", where he placed in the top 5.

Crazy8s Pitch Registration & Info Session
Sunday Dec. 12th, 2010
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
Registration: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Info Session: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
(Video pitches due Jan. 10, 2011.)

Aspiring filmmakers are invited to present their short film idea in a 5-minute video.
40 semi-finalists will be chosen to pitch in person to a jury of industry professionals.
12 finalists will workshop their script with a professional story editor.
The 6 winners will have 8 days and $800 to make their films.
Finished films will be screened at a gala event at the Vogue Theatre on April 9, 2011.
It’s fast! It’s fun! It’s Crazy!

To submit a video pitch for Crazy8s 2011 you must sign up at the Pitch Registration & Info Session on Dec. 12. Details and application form can be found here.

Video Pitch and Sign Up Info
This year we are once again inviting aspiring filmmakers to present their short film idea in a 5-minute video pitch. The top 40 will be invited to pitch in-person to a panel of industry professionals.
To submit a video pitch, filmmakers must register on Dec. 12, 2010 between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm at the Vancity Theatre. The Vancity Theatre is located at 1181 Seymour Street in Vancouver, BC.
This will be followed by an invaluable info session from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Up to 2 participants per team may attend.
At the Crazy8s Info Session, filmmakers will hear from event producers Erik Paulsson and Marc Stephenson about what is expected in the video pitch, how the selection process works, and what to expect in terms of support if their project is selected. Filmmakers will also hear from past Crazy8s filmmakers about the experience of participating in Crazy8s and/or from past Crazy8s judges on what makes for a great Crazy8s project and a great Crazy8s pitch. There will be a screening of both the video-taped pitches and the finished films for several successful past Crazy8s projects, as well as a Pitching Workshop on the secrets to successful pitching from an industry pitch expert.
If you’re interested in submitting a video pitch for Crazy8s 2011, please download the application form, fill it out, and bring it along to sign up in person on Dec. 12.
Please also bring the application of $50, payable in cash or cheque made out to the Crazy8s Film Society.
If you are unable to attend the Pitch Registration and Info Session on Dec. 12, you are welcome to ask a friend or potential team-mate to attend and register on your behalf.
Video pitches will be due by Jan. 10, 2011.
Successful teams will be contacted by Jan. 24th, 2011 to schedule an in-person pitch for Jan. 28th or Jan. 29th.

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