CT Film Festival 2010 - May 4-9

posted by bicyclereporter on May 6, 2010 at 3:43 pm

DANBURY, CT — The CT Film Festival is now in its sixth year of programming and is now in full flight from May 4-9 at various venues in downtown Danbury. All of the programming revolves around the CT Film Tax Credit, the most competitive film tax credit in the country. Once again, CTFF will include The Palace Theater which opened for CTFF 3 years ago and recently started creating and promoting local music concerts pre-CTFF. We wish them well.

This year CTFF showcases 115 films in 13 competing categories, 100 educational workshops, The CT Student Film Festival (produced by the Education Connection), 80 original bands and 5 afterparties. The Writers Guild of America is also aiding with our “Writers Immersion Program/Writes Unblocked”. We are bringing back our 24-Film Competition where filmmakers must make an entire 3-minute film within a mile of Downtown Danbury with certain mandatory keywords to be mentioned.

Film Education Workshops and panels will span Filmmakers Production, New Filmmakers, Producers and Screenwriters. Digital and New Media workshops, panels and Keynotes deal with Free and Open Source Software, Animation, Advocacy, Social Media and Music.

There are 3 Film Education Keynotes, Building an Industry: Film as an Economic Driver in CT", General Audience Keynote, Robin Winter-Young and a Producers Keynote, Arin Crumley, “A Model That Can Work”. The New Media Keynote is “Creativity Without Walls: Prospering in the New Digital Age”, given by Richard Esguerra of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Seventy-five original bands are playing at 4 venues. Two are outside and are free, Danbury Library Plaza and the Danbury Green. Two venues are cover charges, Heirloom Arts Theater and City Ale House, but Heirloom will waive cover with an All Access Badge. The five remaining bands will be at after and pre-parties at the Palace Theatre on (Tuesday), Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Various world premieres will take place like the Free Software Foundation’s “Patent Absurdity”, made entirely with Free and Open Source Software about the Belski case in the Supreme Court.

For more info and tickets, please go to CT Film Fest

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