Friday, December 23, 2011
There seems to be no shortage lately of local filmmaking contests. Just in time for the holidays, here's another one, from the Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum. It carries a top prize of $10,000, and two $3,000 prizes too.
The forum -- which puts on the long-running J Film fesival -- this week announced a call for entries for The Robinson International Short Film Competition.
The contest is open to all independent filmmakers, including pros and collegiate and graduate-level film students.
The entry criteria: The film must be a Pittsburgh premiere, have a running time of 40 minutes or less, and have been completed in 2009 or later. Entries can be narrative, documentary or animated, and -- here's the key and most subjective criteria -- "must contain an essence of Jewishness as represented by theme, history or culture."
The deadline is Jan. 31. You can find full details at jfilmpgh.org/page.aspx?id=249250.
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