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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Potsdam 'Film' Fest

Here is a little non-political infomation about a nearby event that may interest you.

POTSDAM -- The North Country Film Society and the Roxy Theater announce the 2nd Annual North Country Film Festival is set to take place Jan. 9 to 11.

A short film competition, geared towards local and student filmmakers, is accepting submissions until Dec. 15.

This year’s festival will feature an expanded lineup after the success of last year’s festival, which saw audiences fill theaters beyond capacity at the Roxy Theater. Highlights include a midnight showing of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” with film screenings of classics like “Nosferatu,” “Le Samoura├»,” and “Singin’ in the Rain.” Several indie features, such as the Amish documentary “First Amendment” and the offbeat comedy “About the Bells” will be presented with a talk back by visiting directors, as well as the short film competition. All screenings are free and open to the public.

Best Short Film at the competition will receive a grand prize of $500, with additional $200prizes for Best Local Film and Best Student Film. Information about sponsoring the Festival is available at the NCFS website.

Films of any genre between under 30 minutes in length and in DVD or mini DV format are welcome. Submissions must be accompanied by an entry form (available at the NCFS website) and a non-refundable cash or check fee of $10. If submitted, a short synopsis of no more than four sentences will be published in the official 2009 North Country Film Festival program if the film is shown. Attendance at the festival is not required to submit a film. Submission does not guarantee exhibition in the festival.

The North Country Film Society is dedicated to fostering the appreciation of "Big Screen" cinema and empowering small, independent filmmakers by providing them with a venue where they may network and screen their projects.
(Northcounty Now)