Local film producer, Camden Watts, talks about a new film series in the Triangle, that provides an opportunity for local filmmakers to screen their films, and, of course interested audiences to see them! A great new resource for the Triangle’s film community.
Last Sunday, I attended the Second Sunday Film Series in Carrboro, N.C., where four short films were screened. The line up included “Lenny and Josh,” “The Weaver,” “Dear Stranger,” and “Where There’s Smoke.” Folks associated with each film answered questions from the audience after the screening.
The setting was an intimate, friendly one — full of familiar faces. It was great to see pieces created by local filmmakers, and hear from them afterwards. I think some folks went out for dinner afterwards, too. Since my last film was a feature-length documentary (Abandoned Allies), it’s not eligible for the Second Sunday Film Series. But I think this is a great avenue for filmmakers to share finished work. I’m even more inspired to create narrative short films now, knowing I can submit them to the series for free. (Most film festivals have submission fees, and those costs add up quickly.)
Local filmmakers are invited to share their films at the Second Sunday Film Series. Directions for submissions are on The ArtsCenter website. The film series is organized by The ArtsCenter and filmmaker Jim McQuaid, in order to offer opportunities to share locally created, narrative short films. The screenings take place on the second Sunday of each month, but there will be no screening in November, as audiences are encouraged to attend the Carrboro Film Festival on Sunday, November 18th. The series will pick up again the following month, with a screening on Sunday, December 9th. Tickets to that event are available online.
Triangle ArtWorks is working with local arts bloggers to keep the arts and design industry in the Triangle informed about new venues and resources for their work. Camden Watts blogs about her work and the Triangle film community here and this post is reprinted from her blog.
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