Thursday, January 19, 2012

Slamdance 2012 - Day Minus 1

Hello Slamdance!

We are back and in a BIG way.
This is day Minus 1. All the frantic organization, is even more frantic. Slamdance 2012 opens tomorrow.
And as usual, Panasonic is again an Official Sponsor. And again, as last year, the AF-100 camera is the official camera of Slamdance 2012.
Things are not so quietly gearing up today. Tomorrow the mayhem will be in full force. "Let loose the dogs of creative filmmaking"
I will update this blog each day as this exciting and important Film Festival wreaks havoc on Park City, UT. And, if I miss a day, well the filmmaker's party went late.

You may recall that last year we partnered with Slamdance and created the Panasonic "Road to Park City" Film Com petition based on the AF-100. It was a bit hit, and yes we are doing it again.

Here, see what Terrie Samundra, Sponsorship and Marketing of Slamdance says to all the attendees in this year's official program.

"At the 2011 festival, though a partnership with Panasonic, we chose 6 teams from our slate of filmmakers. Each created a film around a central theme and the winning team brought home the newly unveiled AF-100 camera. (Bernie comment: Big Shout out to Kevin M. Brennan!)

What transpired over the next year could not have been more beautiful. Filmmakers who formed friendships at Slamdance united and created an omnibus feature film, shot with the prized camera.

This year, their film “Holiday Road” was chosen as a Special Screening, bringing us full circle and solidifying why we do what we do.

On the heels of the successful competition, we have partnered again with Panasonic for “The Five Flavors of Filmmaking Competition”. The challenge goes to 5 teams: Pineapple, Wild Cherry, Raspberry, Watermelon and Orange. Whether an homage to Kieslowski’s color-infused trilogy or a nod to the great American auteur David Gordon Green, who did justice to my personal favorite fruit, the Pineapple….we leave the interpretation up to our fine filmmakers.

More from the official program describing the competition:

Each team is assigned a flavor and creates a one minute film using Panasonic’s new AF100 camera in Park City. They will conceptualize, shoot, edit, and screen their work to the Slamdance audience. The Cinematographer of the winning film takes home their own AF100! How can you make a film about a flavor? Well, that’s up to our fine filmmakers.

Join us Thursday, January 26th at 4:30 in the Gallery Screening Room for a screening of all five films. The winner of the competition will be announced at the Closing Awards Ceremony.

Yep, can't you taste the flavors? Over the next few days. 5 teams will have their eyes on the prize. Panasonic is proud to once again be an official sponsor of Slamdance.

And I will keep you posted as the flavors start showing their essence.

More to come

The Road Warrior

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