SUBMIT YOUR FILM TODAY! Deadline July 31 for Advertising Community Shorts Night
Presented by AICP Midwest and a host of outstanding Midwest companies
The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Midwest and The Midwest Independent Film Festival will present the 2015 Advertising Community Shorts Program this fall and we want
your "non-work work" (the films you make when you're not making commercials) to be a part of it!
WHAT IS ADVERTISING COMMUNITY SHORTS NIGHT?
An annual night of films from the Midwest advertising community, with
the program solely dedicated to the shorts, music videos and animated
films we create when we're NOT working on commercials! We bring
together a jury of top creatives in our community to determine the final
lineup. Those already
confirmed include Energy BBDO SVP Melissa Barany, DDB SVP Will St. Clair
and Y&R Midwest/Cavalry SVP Brian Smego, with more updates coming
IS MY FILM ELIGIBLE? Your short film, web series, animated piece, trailer or music video is eligible if:
1. Some of all of the filmmaking team is gainfully employed in the advertising and/or commercial production community
2. The film was produced in the Midwest or has strong connections to the Midwest
3. The piece is NOT a commercial or spec spot (we want the films you make when you’re NOT working on commercials!)
HOW MUCH TO SUBMIT MY FILM(S)? It’s a mere $25 to submit your work. Head to our FilmFreeway page and choose the submission category of “Advertising Community Shorts.”
SPECIAL OFFER FOR THIS YEAR: We want to see ALL of your “non-work work” so for this year, you can submit as many films as you like for just one $25 submission fee! Here’s how that works:
1. Submit one of your films (doesn’t matter which one) for the regular $25 fee via our FilmFreeway page and choose the submission category of “Advertising Community Shorts”
2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
with “Advertising Community Shorts” in the subject line and the
following in the body of the email: “Hi, I have submitted (title of
film) via FilmFreeway and would like to submit (number of additional
films) more films. Please email me my fee waiver code.”
email you your own personal fee waiver code for the specified number of
entries, and you can submit your additional work via our FilmFreeway page for FREE, compliments of the fest.
SO WHEN IS THE BIG NIGHT?
Advertising Community Shorts Night is currently scheduled for Tuesday,
October 6th. We will narrow down all submissions to approximately 30
finalists, which will be presented to our jury. Final lineup will be
announced in mid-September.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? No problem, please contact Director of Programming Mike McNamara
at email@example.com with any
questions or comments and he'll get right back to you.
BE SURE TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM(S) NO LATER THAN JULY 31st!
Please spread the word to your fellow filmmakers - we look forward to viewing
your film(s) - the sooner the better!
Our co-hosts for this year's Advertising Community Shorts Night include AICP Midwest, Canon, One at Optimus, O'Connor Casting, NoiseFloor, BAM Studios, SCREEN Magazine, Beast Editorial, Company 3, Method Studios, Dictionary Films, Traveling Picture Show Company, BoomThrift, Utopic, Sony, AbelCine, Airstream Audio, Cineverse Rentals and Dose!
INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Independent Film Festival is the nation's only film festival
solely dedicated to the Midwest filmmaker, presenting audiences with
regionally produced independent cinema every first Tuesday of the month
at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark
This year-round film festival sits proudly at the center of the
independent film scene in Chicago and the
Midwest and is dedicated to
celebrating and strengthening that community. More information
can be found on the Festival website: www.MidwestFilm.org.
This year's festival sponsors include Canon, United Airlines, Columbia College Chicago Cinema Art + Science, O'Connor Casting, SAGIndie, Sony, AbelCine, ONE at Optimus, Illinois Film Office, Beast Editorial, Company 3, Method Studios, Dictionary Films, AICP Midwest, BAM Studios,
Screen Magazine, Heineken, Utopic, McDermott Will & Emery, NoiseFloor, Coat of Arms, Cineverse Rentals, Keslow Camera, Zaroban Design, Voxershorts, Chicago Film Office, Airstream Audio, BoomThrift, Periscope Post & Audio, Johnsonese Brokerage, CNGM Pictures, Resolution Digital Studios, Daufenbach Camera and Orbit Media Studios.
festival is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council,
funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.