Phonebanking for the CIFVF

Thursday, June 16 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Cup O’ Joe/MoJoe Lounge
627 S. Third St (German Village)
Columbus, OH

Bring your laptop, cell phone and your Kroger Plus keyfob tag and help us call folks so that they can tell Kroger to donate monies to the CIFVF. What’s that you say? http://www.chrisawards.org/kroger/

The CIFVF needs your help to sign up more folks. Bring your phonebook (if it isn’t in your phone/laptop) and help us by calling all your pals and getting them to sign up for the CIFVF with Kroger. It costs them nothing and the CIFVF gets paid. How cool is that? Free Cup O Joe gift certificates for the person who gets the most folks to sign up.

$1500 Travel Award for the 59th CIFVF

The 59th Columbus International Film + Video Festival, aka The Chris Awards is pleased to announce a $1500 travel award for this year’s festival. The filmmaker chosen will travel to the festival and perform the final adjudication for the 2011 Greater Columbus Arts Council Media Fellowships. This award is not limited by division so all entries are in consideration for this award. And also this year, thanks to Showbiz Software, everyone who enters the CIF+VF wins a prize! All of our film entrants will receive a free digital copy of The Showbiz Labor Guide. Entry form and instructions are availible here.

WIN A PRIZE JUST FOR ENTERING!
This year, thanks to Showbiz Software, everyone who enters the CIF+VF wins a prize! All of our film entrants will receive a free digital copy of The Showbiz Labor Guide. This reference guide to union contracts, pay rates and wage-and-hour rules is used on some of the most critically acclaimed productions today. And the digital edition now includes an eBook compatible with iPad and iPhone readers. Join the hundreds of independent and corporate producers who enter their productions in the Columbus International Film+Video Festival, a.k.a. the Chris Awards. This most distinguished competition, with its coveted Chris Statuette, has been awarding quality productions since 1952! We are the longest running Film Festival in the USA.

A special panel chooses the best of the Silver Chris winners for the President’s Award. In addition, the Best Of Festival winner will also receive Showbiz Software’s Filmmaker Toolbox. The toolbox is worth $1,000 and includes a copy of Showbiz Budgeting, Showbiz Scheduling, Showbiz Producer and The Showbiz Labor Guide Digital.

More prizes to be announced at a later date.

Questions? Email us at info@chrisawards.org or go to www.chrisawards.org

Making The Boys, a Pride movie event with Stonewall

Thursday June 2
Gateway Film Center
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio
Reception at 7 pm, film at 8pm
Free Appetizers and Cash Bar with Drink Specials – Tickets $6
Benefiting Stonewall Columbus and the Columbus International Film+Video Festival

MAKING THE BOYS tells the story of Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking play “The Boys in the Band” – from overnight sensation on Broadway, to Hollywood’s first gay movie, to cultural landmark and worldwide phenomenon – all the while having a complicated and sometimes controversial relationship with the gay community. No one could have guessed the impact that a small Off-Broadway production would have on the social climate of the 1960s… not to mention how important and monumental it was to gay people at the time, many of whom were still in the closet. MAKING THE BOYS features illuminating and entertaining footage from the period, interwoven with extensive interviews with Crowley, William Friedkin, the Oscar-winning director of the BOYS movie, and a host of luminaries inluding Dominick Dunne, Tony Kushner, Terrence McNally, Edward Albee, Dan Savage, Robert Wagner and many others.

CRITIC’S PICK! “Captivating and entertaining…sometimes you don’t have to go very far into the past to be amazed at how drastically things have changed. ‘Making the Boys’ is fascinating recent history and a fascinating personal story as well.”
– Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

2011 GCAC Media Fellowship Program

The Columbus Film Council is pleased to announce that they have been chosen to administer the 2011 GCAC Media Fellowships. This program strengthens and enhances the support of local media artists in Franklin County. The call for applicants will commence in July of 2011, with final adjudication to be held in November 2011. The fellowship recipients will receive their fellowships at the Chris Awards Ceremony for the 59th Columbus International Film + Video Festival on November 19, 2011 at the Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art & Design. The Columbus Film Council produces the Columbus International Film + Video Festival, the longest running film festival in the United States.

Digital Storytelling Workshop (in three parts)

Film Council Offices, upstairs
1021 E. Broad St (carriage house in the back)
Columbus, OH

Digital Storytelling Workshop Series

Do you have a personal story to tell? Or are you a non profit that does important work and want to spread the word? Learn how to create a short (3 minute or less) video. This 3 part series will teach you how to script, storyboard, shoot, create, and edit a short digital story.

May 28 1pm-5pm Session 1:
Preproduction-
Learn how to write and storyboard a short digital story. Decide what images to use and how to obtain/create them.

June 4 1pm-5pm Session 2:
Production-
Learn how to shoot video, scan still photos, record audio v/o for the digital story.

June 11 1pm-5pm Session 3:
Postproduction-
Learn how to use imovie to create and finish your digital stories.

This workshop meets on 3 successive Saturday afternoons. The finished works will be screened at ComFest in the Solar tent and posted on youtube. Participants must attend all three sessions. The total cost for all three sessions is $50. Scholarship spots are available to low income/unemployed folks sponsored by a Comfest grant (send requests to info@chrisawards.org ).

Please send a one or two paragraph “story” to info@chrisawards.org that you wish to tell as your workshop project when registering for this workshop series. A maximum of 10 people will be accepted for this series. Also bring any still photos, digital video, or other images that you might want to use on the first workshop day.

Parking is free in the Red Cross parking lot.

To register:
http://www.chrisawards.org/films/digital-storytelling-workshop-in-three-parts-052811-film-council-office-columbus-oh/

2nd Early Bird Deadline is May 1st

The 59th Columbus International Film + Video Festival, aka The Chris Awards 2nd early bird deadline is May 1st for its 2011 Festival. Enter now and save $5 per entry. Entry form and instructions are available here.

WIN A PRIZE JUST FOR ENTERING!
This year, thanks to Showbiz Software, everyone who enters the CIF+VF wins a prize! All of our film entrants will receive a free digital copy of The Showbiz Labor Guide. This reference guide to union contracts, pay rates and wage-and-hour rules is used on some of the most critically acclaimed productions today. And the digital edition now includes an eBook compatible with iPad and iPhone readers. Join the hundreds of independent and corporate producers who enter their productions in the Columbus International Film+Video Festival, a.k.a. the Chris Awards. This most distinguished competition, with its coveted Chris Statuette, has been awarding quality productions since 1952! We are the longest running Film Festival in the USA.

A special panel chooses the best of the Silver Chris winners for the President’s Award. In addition, the Best Of Festival winner will also receive Showbiz Software’s Filmmaker Toolbox. The toolbox is worth $1,000 and includes a copy of Showbiz Budgeting, Showbiz Scheduling, Showbiz Producer and The Showbiz Labor Guide Digital.

More prizes to be announced at a later date.

Questions? Email us at info@chrisawards.org or go to http://www.chrisawards.org

Kroger And The Columbus International Film + Video Festival

To those of you who have been kind enough to have signed up for the Film Council of Greater Columbus in the Kroger community rewards program, it is time to reup. I know it’s goofy but Kroger requires you to go back to their web site and choose us again (#80209). If you don’t remember how OR if you have never signed up go to http://www.chrisawards.org/kroger/
and do it!

It’s free and then Kroger gives us (the CIFVF aka FC) monies every time you shop! How cool is that?
Thanks.