Filmshift 2010 Winning Films and Screenplays Announced!

Well, that was fun!

Filmshift’s inaugural year was a Full On success!  Audiences loved the films, our volunteers ran a tight ship, we had great Q and A’s with the filmmakers, and we raised money and awareness for a few worthy causes!

Scroll down to see a few photos from the festival, or join our Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/filmshift to see photos from all of the 5 days!

All that, and we “kept local”!  Aside from our locally-owned sponsors and venues, we worked with Cambridge-based printers, Ambit Press and local designer Tonya Romanowski to create our programs and backdrop.  We worked with Somerville-based web design company, Truly Good Design to create our website, and locally-based graphic designer and artist, Rachel Brezel, to create our logo.  We rented our DVCam deck from the locally-owned Rule Camera here in Boston.  And our awesome filmmaker party, sponsored by Powderhouse Productions, was held at the locally-owned Somerville landmark, The Burren!

Once again, thanks goes out to our generous sponsors and venues…and thanks to Jesse at the Coolidge Corner Theater and Ian at the Somerville Theater (and their staff,) for all their help and support.

Super-Secret Thanks goes out to all of my volunteers!  You My Favorite Yo!

Sincerely,

Jeremy Jed Hammel

Filmshift Director

Award Winning Films Announced!

We are proud to announce our Award winning films, including our judges selections, audience awards, and student winners!

Thanks to our judges and to all of our filmmakers for their hard work and dedication.  We would also like to offer our congratulations to our winners and encouragement to all who submitted.

The winning films selected for the 2010 Filmshift Festival are as follows:

First Place: “Earthwork”

Our First Place winner receives a $500 cash prize and a copy of Jungle Software’s “Gorilla” budgeting for independent filmmakers. The cash prize will be provided by Filmshift and the software was generously donated by Jungle Software.

Second Place: “One Track Mind”

Our Second Place winner receives a copy of Jungle Software’s “Gorilla” budgeting for independent filmmakers.  Our Second Place winner will also receive a 12-month online subscription to Filmmaker magazine, provided by Filmshift. Jungle Software generously donated the software.

Third Place: “Split Estate”

Our Third Place winner receives a 12-month online subscription to Filmmaker Magazine, provided by Filmshift.

Honorable Mention:

“Daydreaming”

LA La Love Award

“Picture Day”

Presented to one promising LA-based Filmmaker. The award includes a one-time 25% discount on equipment rental from Wooden Nickel Lighting and a one-time 25% off discount from Atomic Production supply rentals. Along with the 20% HD camera equipment rental from Bunch/Casseday available to all who mention FilmShift, this is a very valuable prize to indie filmmakers shooting on a tight budget.

Shifty Uplifty Awards

Presented to no more than 5 films that uniquely inspire and uplift through the art of film. This award is also given to films that best exemplify the ideal that we should treat all people with respect, understanding, and compassion.

“Prayers For Peace”

“The Lifter Upper”

“Nico’s Challenge”

Shifty Limetime Award

Presented to no more than 5 films or filmmakers with particularly creative or strong contributions to the “Green” and/or 10% Shift revolution.

“No Impact Man”

“Split Estate”

So Says Jed Filmshift Director Award for Best Feature: “Heaven Burns”

This award is given to one feature selected by Filmshift Festival Director, Jeremy Jed Hammel, for overall excellence in filmmaking.

So Says Jed Filmshift Director Award for Best Short: “Nico’s Challenge”

This award is given to one short selected by Filmshift Festival Director, Jeremy Jed Hammel, for overall excellence in filmmaking.

So Says Jed Filmshift Award for Best Enviromental Film: “How To Boil A Frog”

This award is given to one film with an environmental topic selected by Filmshift Festival Director, Jeremy Jed Hammel, for overall excellence in fiilmmaking.

Audience Award for Best Feature: “Dynamite Swine”

Audience Award for Best Short: “The Lifter Upper”

First Place, Student Competition: “Picture Day”

Our First Place winner will receive a $500 cash prize.

Second Place, Student Competition: “Breadwinner”

Our Second Place winner will receive a copy of Jungle Software’s “Gorilla” budgeting for independent filmmakers.  Our Second Place winner will also receive a 12-month online subscription to Filmmaker magazine, provided by Filmshift. Jungle Software generously donated the software.

Third Place, Student Competition: “Vitruvious’ Toybox”

Our Third Place winner will receive a 12-month online subscription to Filmmaker Magazine, provided by Filmshift.

Award Winning Screenplays Announced!

We are proud to announce our Award-winning screenplays, Honorable Mention, Shifty Uplifty Award, and Shifty Limetime award winners for Filmshift’s inaugural year!

Thanks to our judges and to all of our screenwriters for their hard work and dedication.  We would also like to offer our congratulations to our winners and encouragement to all who submitted.

The award-winning screenplays in the 2010 Filmshift Screenplay Competition are as follows:

First Place: “Super High Maintenance” by Leo Jenicek

Our First Place winner receives a $500 cash prize and a 6 month listing in Inktip’s industry newsletter. The cash prize will be provided by Filmshift and Inktip generously donated Inktip.com.

Second Place: “Grilled Cheese Virgin” by Steven Arvanites

Our Second Place winner receives a copy of Final Draft screenwriting software, a 12-month Script Pipeline writers database subscription, and a 12-month Script Pipeline writers database subscription. All three prizes were generously donated by the respective companies.

Third Place: “The Door” by Robert Cox

Our Third Place winner receives a copy of Final Draft screenwriting software and a 12-month subscription to Script magazine. Both prizes were generously donated by the respective companies.

Fourth Place: “Chances” by Jeff Trently & Anthony Stitt

Our Fourth Place winner receives a 12-month subscription to the Script Pipeline writers database.

Fifth Place: “The Ladder” by Faisal Qureshi

Our Fifth Place winner receives a 12-month subscription to the Script Pipeline writers database.

Sixth Place: “A Night Full of Blues” by Scott Harbison

Our Fifth Place winner receives a 12 month online subscription to Script magazine.

Honorable Mention: “The Budgie” by Kimberly Coleman

Honorable Mention: “Lasting” by Stephen Guilbert

Honorable Mention: “Keemo the Archer” by Mark Winzer

Shifty Uplifty Awards

Presented to no more than 5 screenplays that uniquely inspire and uplift through the art of film. This award is also given to screenplays that best exemplify the ideal that we should treat all people with respect, understanding, and compassion.

“Grilled Cheese Virgin” by Steven Arvanites

“Land of the Free, Home of the Slave” by Cliff Zimowski

“Lasting” by Stephen Guilbert

“Through Laura’s Eyes” by Donna Adams

Shifty Limetime Awards

Presented to no more than 5 screenplays with particularly creative support of the “Green” and/or 10% Shift revolution.

“Chances” By Jeff Trently & Anthony Stitt

“The Budgie” by Kimberly Coleman 

Filmshift 2010 Pictures!

Take a look back at Filmshift 2010 or check out what you missed!  Remember, if you join our Facebook Page, you can see a bunch more!

Heaven Burns

“Heaven Burns” stars, Whitney Nielson and Clayton Myers on “The Green Carpet” at the Coolidge Corner Theater.

Day 3 Audience

An audience member asks a question at our Shifty Shorts III screening.

Filmshift Director

Filmshift Festival Director, Jeremy Jed Hammel, and 2 Filmshift volunteers at The Performing Arts Connection.

Mark and Liz

Filmmaker, Mark Poisella of “Dynamite Swine” with a Filmshift volunteer on “The Green Carpet” at the Somerville theater after Marks screening and Q and A.

Filmshift Director

Filmshift Director, Jeremy Jed Hammel’s best photo of the festival…just sayin.’

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