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Laugh Track Comedy Fest
If you didn’t know already, we also run a comedy-only fest, Laugh Track Comedy Fest. It’s a unique mixture of stand-up comics and short films. Not only that, but we’re Denver’s ONLY comedy fest. If you’re a comedian or filmmaker that likes to make laughs, Head on over to the Laugh Track website. We just finished up our successful 3rd season, and will be open for submissions again soon.
JOIN THE FESTIVUS FAMILY!
Do you like movies, hanging out with awesome people, and beer? As we gear up for Year 6 we are on the hunt for people interested in joining the family. Why do we call it a family? Because that’s what we are- a close-knit crew dedicated to indie film and all-things Festivus. There are a variety of positions available, whatever you’re interested in we can find a spot for you. Get to know a great new group of people, get all sorts of Festivus perks, and have a great time. Contact Heather@festivusfilmfestival.com for more info.
YEAR 6 SCHEDULE RELEASED
We know you’ve been waiting forever… and we are THRILLED to present to you our 2013 program! Comedy, horror, docs, we’ve got it all. And to give you EVEN MORE indie-film goodness, we’ve added a fifth day! Check out our interactive schedule by clicking on the SCHEDULE/TIX tab, and make sure to pick up your FULL FESTIVAL PASS. It’s the absolute best way to enjoy the festival. Need a recommendation? That’s what we are here for. Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re really excited to announce that our schedule has been posted!
To access it, simply click the Schedule/Tix tab.
You can print or email yourself the schedule, or use the Festival Genius.
What is the Festival Genius? It’s like a GPS for the festival. It helps you navigate through the films and pick which ones you want to see. You can add movies to your calendar and keep it as a handy reference guide. About the only thing it won’t do for you is give you directions in an English accent.
Keep checking back for updated info on all our selections.
We are very excited about this and hope you are too!!!
This past Sunday, Denver was host to filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt and the local premiere of his new short, It’s Such a Beautiful Day, which completes his Bill trilogy.
You may have seen the first two installments, Everything Will Be OK and I Am So Proud Of You.
They follow a man named Bill, whose health rapidly deteriorates and life around him begins to make less and less sense. I won’t spoil how the trilogy ends, but I think it turns Bill into one of the most iconic animated characters ever created.
The mix of humor and philosophy is great. The animation looks deceptively simple. While there aren’t a lot of moving parts, Hertzfeldt said that makes each movement even more critical. Placement of the eye just one millimeter over and an expression changes completely. As audiences we’re not conscious of those decisions, but it’s revealing to hear about them. It makes you appreciate the delicacy and elegance behind these animations, which have influenced filmmakers ever since Rejected (2000)
Is Don Hertzfeldt the Walt Disney of our generation with such evocative, 2-D drawings? I think his Bill trilogy makes a compelling case for it.
He is currently touring around the country with the trilogy. Don’t miss it if you have a chance!
The notifications went out and we have our 2012 selections! Below is a title list. We’ll have a complete interactive schedule including trailers, synopses, and more going live on Dec. 6.
Take A Seat Egypt
The Particles – Taken Away
I Can’t Find You
CIgarettes & Death
Searching for Sonny
Dream Come True
I Wasn’t Surprised
The Science of Death
Blockhouse Blues and the Elmore Beast
Good News, Oklahoma!
PUSH – The short film
Night Wore On
TimeZero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film
Children of the Air
100 Monkeys – Modern Times
The Back Tenant
The Forgotten Fruit
The Great Hamburger Challenge
A Finger, Two Dots Then Me
The Summer Home
Ghost Of Old Highways
Hollywood and Hammer
Kama Sutra King
Dias De Los Muertos
The Barking Horse
Just a reminder to all you filmmakers out there, our notification date is November 28. You can expect an email from us before end of day. Thanks for your submissions! We’ve been having a blast watching your work, and are extremely excited to announce our selections. Stay tuned!
No doubt DSLR has really made an impact on the indie filmmaking community. Add in a hand-made 3-axis motion control rig, and you’re really onto something. That’s what Mr. Louvigny did in this absolutely incredible series of timelapses. Oh and then he made the music too. What did YOU do today?!
Check out this interesting commentary from Gregory Bayne over at Filmmaker Magazine. It’s a bit of an introspective about trying to see your own work objectively. As artists, this is something we can all benefit from!
This is it! Your chance to be a part of our 2012 festival ends at midnight tonight (Nov. 17). You have until then to submit via WAB, and then discs must be postmarked to us by end of day tomorrow. Don’t wait until it’s too late!