The ATL Short Cuts Film Contest is back for 2012! This year’s theme is the Atlanta music scene. Capture any part of the scene — a club, a performance, a music video — in 5 minutes or less, and you qualify.
What’s in it for you? For finalists, an open-to-the-public screening complete with complimentary snacks and performances that gives you a chance to drum up support for your film — viewers will vote at the screening and online.
There will be two big winners — the Critics Choice and the Viewers Choice — and two runners-up. All four films will be screened at the Atlanta Film Festival, and the first-place winners will also receive tickets to Bonnaroo, the Atlanta Film Festival, and an exclusive meet-and-greet with ATLFF filmmakers.
You must create or log in to a YouTube account to upload your video. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m. Good luck! We wont be competing again this year due to our own projects. Can’t wait to see what fun comes out of this year.
Filmmakers must be current Georgia residents.
Films must be shot in metro Atlanta and somehow reference a part of the Atlanta music scene. Originality counts.
Films must clock in at five minutes or less.
Films must be shot with a cell phone, point-and-shoot camera, or digital SLR camera.
Finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges and clatl.com readers and screened at a venue in Atlanta.
Entries MAY ONLY be submitted via clatl.com/filmcontest. That means NO snail mail DVDs, VHS or Laserdiscs. No exceptions.
One film per entrant.
Films must be the original work of the entrant(s) unpublished and not currently under consideration for publication. No excerpts from longer works will be considered.
Filmmakers must secure all necessary licensing for music, location, product, etc., used in their films from the original rights holder. In other words, if you didn’t create it, write it, sing it, or make it yourself, get permission in writing before you use it. Look on the submission page for permission forms you can download. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
Staff members of Creative Loafing Inc. and current freelancers are not eligible to enter.
The author retains copyright, but grants permission to Creative Loafing and the Atlanta Film Festival to use the films at their discretion.
All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Fri., Feb. 17. No exceptions, so don’t ask.
No phone calls please.
Creative Loafing and the Atlanta Film Festival reserve the right to disqualify films with obscene or incriminating content.