Join us at the Visual Arts Center Saturday November 8th at 7PM as we screen a few select entries into the James River Shorts Competition that the judges wanted to highlight as “Honorable Mentions”.
Screening will be the following short films :
Where the Wolves Lie by Andrew Huggins (21 minutes )
Rain Painting by Ann Levy (6 minutes )
Refrigerator Magnet Poetry by Mark Peasley ( 3 minutes )
After that stay for the Autumn 2014 edition of The James River Filmmakers Forum which starts at 8PM . The entire night for the entry fee of $4.00 .
The Visual Arts Center at 1812 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220 ( upstairs in the Dominion Room ) .
Fantastic video shot for the campaign to save Video Fan . Check it out !
***Events are October 17th-19th at various venues. Please see the site (here) for tickets and schedules!***
Tim Reid’s Legacy Media Institute, in partnership with the City of Petersburg will present LMI’s 2nd Annual International Film Festival October 17th, 18th and 19th, 2014. This year’s theme is: How film and music influence culture.
In celebration of the art of filmmaking, the Festival will present an international showcase of culturally diverse films, while providing local, national, and international filmmakers a forum for their work to be viewed, appreciated, and discussed. The Festival will serve as a vehicle to initiate open dialogue on issues and ideas that build community and cultural awareness and appreciation.
The three day International Film Festival will feature a diverse array of films, film discussions, spoken word, musical events, and a Festival block party at a variety of venues in the city of Petersburg and at Fort Lee. Screenings will include a complement of over 30 short and feature length films from a select group of directors and producers from over 10 countries. Music performances and music’s relation to filmmaking and “culture-defining” will be presented throughout the Festival.
As the first such collaborative effort for the Legacy Media Institute and the City of Petersburg, the International Film Festival is poised to provide an enriching, entertaining, community event. LMI founder, filmmaker and actor, Tim Reid said, “I am excited by the opportunity to join the City in our mutual mission of promoting excellence and appreciation for filmmakers and the stories that they tell.”
“Everybody loves a good story. Film is a medium that brings multitudes of people together. It engages the mind while inviting creativity. Music and its sounds augment our experiences and oftentimes frame our emotions. This festival is a major coup for the City of Petersburg. It will draw from near and far. We are excited about this new partnership and the opportunities to build a greater platform for this art form in Petersburg. Through the efforts of LMI, Petersburg will become the place for arts and culture.” Says Brian C. Little, Sr., Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs.
The Legacy Media International Film Festival is for filmmakers and film lovers alike. Attendees will be entertained, informed and inspired by the passions and unique visions of the filmmakers that represent their perspective of the interconnectedness of cultures.
To learn more about the Legacy Media Institute, visit www.legacymediainstitute.org.
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The James River Film Society welcomes independent film enthusiasts. Join us as we screen the work of local filmmakers .
Each featured panelist will screen their work and take questions from the audience.
Featuring the work of :
Marta Finkelstein – Destruction of Pleasure as a Radical Weapon – 7 minutes
Lauren Cronan – West Point – 14 minutes
Nils Westergard – Wallflower – 4 minutes
Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully / Jeff Roll – Wallpapers – 9 minutes
Christine Stoddard – Richmond’s Dead and Buried – 45 minutes .
** Special musical guest NERVE LEAK **
$4 admission, Cash bar, Free popcorn. Located upstairs in the Dominion Room at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Hosted and curated by Jeff Roll.
• Sunday, September 7, 2014, 8 pm
• Gallery 5, 200 W Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23220
• Addmission: Free
During a Silent Music Revival event a classic silent short film is projected while local musicians act as the live soundtrack.
As an added twist the band does not see the film prior the event and therefore creates an improvised score.
Silent Music Revival
“Judged on its own merits, Borderline is a ground-breaking work, dealing as it does with issues of race and sexuality at a time when such subject matter was still largely taboo and had only been previously tackled cinematically through oblique inference”
with live musical score by:
Richmond celebrates the life of Robin Williams with a FREE screening of the 1982 classic The World According to Garp … Monday ( August 18th ) 7:15PM at The Byrd Theatre in Carytown . Donations are encouraged.
Garp’s an aspiring novelist, who’s mother, Jenny is, an unmarried, unorthodox, feminist. Garp succeeds in publishing his novel, at the same time that his mother publishes her first feminist manifesto. Though successful and happily married to his college sweetheart, Helen, Garp still envys his fearless mother . Based on the John Irving novel. Rated R .
The James River Film Society comes out of it’s Summertime slumber as we welcome independent film enthusiast.
Join us as we screen the work of local and visiting filmmakers .
Each featured panelist will screen their work and take questions from the audience.
Featuring the work of :
Jeff Roll / Kleo Latham
and visiting filmmaker Jonathan Hancock .
$4 admission , Cash bar , Free popcorn .
Located upstairs in the Dominion Room at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond .
1812 W Main St, Richmond, VA
Hosted and curated by Jeff Roll
JAMES RIVER SHORTS – NOVEMBER 7, 2014
Co-sponsored by the VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 (postmarked)
$2,000 IN PRIZES!
WHAT IS JAMES RIVER SHORTS?
James River Shorts is a mini-festival devoted to the short. The centerpiece is a juried competition for short films (30 minutes or less) from around the globe that best embody what the James River Film Society and James River Film Festival are all about – the art of film and film as art. It’s also the James River Film Festival’s little sibling. Even a snapshot of the guests from past 20 years of the JRFF –Michael Almereyda, Caroline Martel, Tom Davenport, David Gatten, Ross McElwee, Jodie Mack, Peggy Ahwesh, Jem Cohen, Bruce Bickford, Richard Kelly, Chuck Statler, Karen Aqua, Joanna Priestley, Richard Myers, Pere Ubu, Martha Colburn, Mel Stuart, The Brothers Quay, Jonas Mekas, Les Blank, Ray Harryhausen, Tom Verlaine, Charles Burnett, Albert Maysles, John Columbus, Stan Brakhage, Scott MacDonald, and William Wegman – shows that we have a broad concept of the art of film and film as art. Therefore, we encourage all types of short films – fiction, nonfiction, animation, experimental and more. We define short, you define art.
James River Shorts is designed to celebrate the art of film regardless of category or genre, yet films made for educational or industrial purposes are not relevant to our mission. Maximum running time is 30 min.
For pre-screening purposes, send DVDs or URLs for online content. Please do not send film prints for pre-screening. During the festival works can be screened on Quicktime, Blu-ray or standard DVD.
Please do not send promotional materials (posters, stills, postcards, etc.) at this time.
Virginia Residents: $15, Non-Virginia Residents: $25
Checks or money orders made payable to James River Film Society should be mailed to James River Film Society, P.O. Box 7469, Richmond, VA 23221.
To pay with credit card, click on Network for Good located under Give Now on all JRFS pages. Please type “James River Shorts” as the “gift” Designation.
Please do not use fiber-filled envelopes.International entires must be marked “For Cultural Purposes Only — No Commercial Value.” The festival will not pay for import duty or taxes. All entries should be sent to James River Shorts, P.O. Box 7469, Richmond, VA 23221. If shipping with courier services that will not deliver to post office boxes, send to James River Film Society @ Visual Arts Center, 1812 W. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220. Each entry must be accompanied by check or electronic payment ($25 out-of-state; $15 VA residents) payable to: James River Film Society
Our festival is designed to have no regard for traditional categories like fiction, nonfiction, animation or experimental. For the festival we will select the films that we feel best represent the art of film and film as art, regardless of type or category.
SELECTION AND SCREENING
Those entrants who become finalists for the Awards screening November 7 will be notified by October 20, 2014. A jury of area filmmakers and film educators will pre-screen and select the finalists, whose work will be featured in the Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:30 pm James River Shorts Awards Screening at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Leslie Cheek Theatre. A special guest filmmaker/ film curator (TBA) will make final all designations of cash awards.
Cash awards totaling $2,000 will be given for first, second, third places, and the Kathryn Stephens Virginia Filmmaker Award will be presented to best film by a Virginia filmmaker. The audience will also vote for the People’s Choice Award.
RETURN OF PREVIEW AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
DVD screeners will not be returned.
2014 JAMES RIVER SHORT FILMS – ENTRY FORM
• Sunday, June 22, 2014, 7 pm
• Gallery 5, 200 W Marshall St, Richmond, Virginia 23220
• Admission: Free
Project Resolution is BACK! Bring your short films to this monthly event. Free to submit, free to attend, free to critique.
This month’s theme: Pizza!
Bring your short film or impress us all by making one just for Project Resolution. There are no limits on the content or type of film you can show and no one will screen the shorts beforehand. If you show your film, you MUST stay for a critique/Q&A with the audience immediately following your film.
Try to keep films under 15 minutes in length. If your film is over 15 minutes, contact us ahead of time as it can be scheduled as a special presentation at a future event. If there is time available, longer films will sometimes be shown.
Submit your film on DVD or media file at 7:00PM on June 22 at Gallery 5. First come, first serve.
Come with ideas for next month’s theme and vote on the best one at the end of the screening.
This free event is hosted by Gallery5. Donations are welcomed at the door. Drinks are available at the bar.
Sponsored by the new Richmond District of the Virginia Production Alliance
Southside Cinema presents five local filmmakers and six dark films.
Anxiety Dream by Jeff Roll. An experimental short highly influenced by Silent era German Expressionism, Anxiety Dream depicts a young woman who awakes from a dream to the feeling that she is not alone. Stars Lauren Marie Hafner ( A Streetcar Named Desire ) and Tim Sinclair.
Cody by Helen Stoddard.
CAIN by John Cappello. Winner of Best Cinematography at the 2013 Columbia University National Undergraduate Film Festival. An adaptation of the Cain & Abel story from the Bible. This film is not made for promotion of religious beliefs. It is an interpretation of violence in religious texts and the efforts we go through to hide our doubt in spiritual faith. From one of the Bible’s more morally ambiguous fables that explores themes such as religious morality and idealism idealism; from a respectfully Atheistic perspective. And it features sexy cavemen.
My Jenny Goes to California by Christine Stoddard. Winner of the RVA Magazine Director’s Cut award in 2009. A short, musical film set to a poem about a young Southern woman who moves to Los Angeles to pursue stardom.
Optimist, Pessimist, Solipsist by Freeman Bryan
Animated short. Three characters, Shelly, Russell, and Angelo. In the style of a children’s book, an omniscient narrator tells us how each expects to die. Two of them are lunatics. Is the third one sane?
Unexposed by Freeman Bryan
Sophie is an undergraduate photographer at VCU. When she learns that her peers have been abused by a very dangerous man, she makes it her business to expose him as a predator. But his victims, instead of helping Sophie bring him to justice, prefer to stay silent. Who will believe Sophie? And who will protect her?
• Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1 pm
• The Byrd Theatre, Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia 23221
• Admission FREE
Come out April 26th at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown for a FREE screening of student short films, animations and trailers by seniors of the VCU Photo/Film department.
Work by: Hunter Brumfield, Connor R. Burke, Graham Ohmer, Troy D Grew, Kimberly McNamee, Gabby Namm, David Reisinger, Nils Westergard
Presented by: Tyler Kirby
Guest Critic: Rick Alverson, Filmmaker