URBANISM FILMMAKING CHALLENGE
October 12th – October 22nd
5971 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90036
Filmmakers have a week to shoot and edit a 3-5 minute documentary about a contemporary LA urban planning issue or project.
Part 1: NUFF Talks (Thursday, October 12th, 7pm)
Top urban thinkers and local community leaders give seven minute long presentations on LA’s dynamic urban landscape. These presentations form the basis of the documentaries. Topics are as diverse as the city itself and may include street art, road diets, homelessness, development issues, advocacy efforts, and more. The filmmakers who have accepted the challenge watch the presentations, and afterwards choose who they want to work with. It’s a fun urbanism/filmmaking speed dating atmosphere. (This event is also open to the public.)
Part 2: Filmmaking (October 12th – October 21st)
The following week, the urbanist and filmmaker work together to complete the film. The urbanist may assist the filmmaker by arranging location shoots and interviews with fellow experts, and by providing historical or relevant photos. The films are finished and submitted by 11:59pm Saturday October 21st.
Part 3: Film Premieres (Sunday October 22nd 7:30pm)
The films are premiered at the ACME Theatre on Sunday October 22nd at 7:30pm. Awards are presented immediately following the screening.
1st Place: $300 Cash, Custom Design Award, NUFF Gift bag, and Registration with InkTip. 2nd & 3rd Place: $50 Cash and NUFF Gift bag.
Filmmakers $25, Urbanists $25, Audience $15. Student & Non-profit discounts available.
THE FILMMAKER RETAINS ALL RIGHTS TO THE FILMS, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY; THE NEW URBANISM FILM FESTIVAL SHARES THE RIGHTS TO ALL THE FILMS. NUFF RETAINS THE RIGHTS TO SCREEN THE FILM AT ANY FUTURE NUFF EVENT, PUBLISH THE FILM ONLINE, SHARE IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, USE IT IN PROMOTION OF THE FEST, AND TO SELL THE FILMS FOR PRIVATE HOME USE (DVD OR DIRECT DOWNLOAD). THE FILMMAKER IS FREE (ENCOURAGED!) TO FURTHER DEVELOP THEIR PROJECT (RE-EDIT, EXTENDED CUT, ETC) AND WOULD RETAIN EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO THAT VERSION.
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