The James River Film Society is pleased to announce James River Shorts.Â Deadline for entriesÂ is September 15; the screening of the finalists isÂ Friday, November 11 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.Â To submit, filmmakers can download a copy of theÂ James River Shorts guidelines and entry form. Entry fee is $20 ($10 for Virginia filmmakers; no fee for James River Film Festival/James River Shorts alums).
James River Shorts isÂ 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 â€“ the art of film and film as art. Itâ€™s also the James River Film Festivalâ€™s little sibling. Even a snapshot of the guests from past 18 years of the JRFF â€“ Stan Brakhage, Karen Aqua, Charles Burnett, Ray Harryhausen, Martha Colburn, Skip Elsheimer, Albert Maysles, Ken Jacobs, the Brothers Quay, Peggy Ahwesh â€“ shows that we have a broad concept of the art of film and film as art.Â Therefore, we encourage all types of short films â€“ fiction, nonfiction, animation, experimental and more.Â We define short, you define art.
James River Shorts will be held Nov. 10-12, 2011 at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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