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BIG Arts seeks entries for upcoming filmmakers event

By Staff | Dec 27, 2010

BIG ARTS Film Society is seeking film entries for its Filmmakers Showcase, where the work of local film producers will be screened and the audience will have access to meet and talk with those who produced the films.

The screenings will begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

To enter your film into this event, download the application at www.BIGARTS.org, found on the “Film” page. Send your application and production in DVD format to: Filmmakers Showcase, BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957. There is no entry fee.

The deadline to submit entries is Tuesday, Feb. 1.

Any local filmmaker may enter their work for the Showcase. All films must be produced by Southwest Florida residents, and not exceed one hour in running time. The Committee will also be looking at YouTube shorts to encourage first timers and student filmmakers to submit their work.

The newly-formed Filmmakers Showcase Committee is comprised of four filmmakers:

• David E. Carter, a Clio and Emmy winning filmmaker whose most recent work is “Ashland’s Field of Dreams,” a documentary about 1950’s baseball in a small Kentucky town.

• Connie Bottinelli, a multiple Emmy and International Award winning documentary filmmaker.

• Rusty Farst, Chairman of the Filmmakers Showcase, who is currently in production with the film, “The Incorporation of Sanibel” Birth of a City.

• JR Pascall, Chairman of the BIG Arts Film Society and member of the BIG Arts Board of Directors.

“As a group, we are all pleased to be able to provide through BIG Arts, an on-going showcase for local and aspiring filmmakers,” said Farst.

For further information on Filmmakers Showcase, stop by BIG Arts, located at 900 Dunlop Road, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.