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911 Short Film Contest


September 10, 2007

911 Media Arts' ON SCREEN Magazine Announces Fall Short Film Contest "Music in Film," Winner To Be Screened At SIFF 2008

ON SCREEN, the magazine of Seattle independent film and media arts, is holding a new short film contest in conjunction with its Fall 2007 "Music in Film" issue. The grand prize winner will be screened at the 2008 Seattle International Film Festival, with prize packages for second and third place including gift packs from sponsors Experience Music Project and Scarecrow Video, broadcasting on the Seattle Channel, and 20 hours of post-production time at 911 Media Arts Center.

To be accepted, all films must include original music, feature at least one musician character, and reflect the theme "communication breakdown." They must be shot in Washington State and be no longer than 7 minutes with credits. No music videos are allowed.

Judging the contest will be some of the most important and influential names in Seattle independent cinema, including: Carl Spence (Seattle International Film Festival), Virginia Bogert (Women in Film), Warren Etheredge (The Warren Report), John Sinno (Typecast Films/Arab Film Distribution), Andy Spletzer (, and Misha Neininger (911 Media Arts Center).

The deadline for entries is November 1. All films will be screened at a special program at SIFF Cinema on Saturday, December 1, with winners announced after the show. A downloadable application form and more details are available at:

911 Media Arts' ON SCREEN, the magazine of Seattle independent film and media arts, launched its Fall 2007 issue August 30 with a gala at the Capitol Hill Arts Center featuring VJ scobot and DJ Hyasynth spinning live beats and video, and tons of free Vitamin Water and Vitamin Energy Drink from sponsor Glaceau. The event brought out amazing filmmakers, media artists, and supporters of the Seattle film scene like Charles Mudede, Peggy Case, James Keblas, Emily Resling, Dom Zook, Webster Crowell, Jacob Stone, Ben Kasulke, Jason Staczek, Joe Shapiro, and many more. We had a great time and anticipate more such networking events in the future!


Alicia Dara, Short Film Contest Coordinator and ON SCREEN Assistant Editor

Adrian MacDonald, ON SCREEN Editor

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