extremely shorts 15: screening and award reception
Saturday 30th June 2012 8:00PM (Saturday 30th June 2012 8:00PM)
Screening only on Friday: $5 Members, $15 Non-Members
Screening and Award Reception on Saturday: $15 Members, $25 Non-Members
Started in 1998, the Extremely Shorts Festival is a juried competition of adventurous three-minute or shorter films and videos from around the world. Each year a different juror (esteemed filmmaker, film programmer or arts curator) selects 20-25 mini-masterpieces to be shown at a two-day screening event in June. This year’s Juror is Indie Grits Film Festival Director Andy Smith. Audience Choice cash awards are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The short format of the festival encourages innovative approaches to filmmaking in a range of genres including narrative, art, experimental, documentary and animation.
The Saturday screening will also include the awards presentation and a reception with food and drinks courtesy of TBD.
Andy Smith is the Executive Director of the Nickelodeon Theatre, a not-for-profit arthouse cinema in Columbia, SC. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Indie Grits Festival, which features the best in low-budget, independent film from the Southeast and was recently named one of the “20 Coolest Film Festivals” by Moviemaker Magazine. He received an M.A. in Film, Television and Digital Media from UCLA and a B.A. in Film Studies from Swarthmore College. In addition to his work at the Nickelodeon, he also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) and the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center and teaches in the Film and Media Studies Program at the University of South Carolina.