I get a fair number of emails from other filmmakers who have made a short, posted it to Vimeo, and are wondering what to do next. Finding an audience and gaining exposure is a definite challenge, and due to time constraints lately I haven't posted as many shorts or exposure opportunities as I'd like. So here's one opportunity: the 180 Second Microcinema Film Festival is calling for submissions of, as you can guess from the title, 3 minute shorts. Got a film of this length, or an idea for one? The deadline is December 15th. More details:
The first cycle of the 180 Microcinema Festival is seeking submissions for the Narrative category. Filmmakers and students that are at least 18 years old from every country are eligible to participate. Complete rules and requirements can be found at 180cinema.net. Submissions must be delivered electronically by December 15, 2011. Submissions can be made through the website, and there is a processing fee of $10 per film. Selected films will be eligible for a Jury Award chosen by a panel headed by 2011 Academy Award winning producer Stefanie Walmsley (God of Love). Visitors to the online festival will be able to cast their vote for the audience choice award. The Awards ceremony will take place on March 10, 2012.
Winners will be flown in for the awards ceremony in the Philippines, gain exposure to international film industry leaders, and will be awarded production funds of $30,000 to collaborate on 180-second films as pitches for a Transmedia Development Deal.