We all know that summer in Minneapolis is like heaven on earth, and while this may have something to do with it’s relativity to the soulless, nadir that is our 9 month winter, it has equally as much to do with the wealth of awesome outdoor film opportunities that pop up like the crocuses we should have seen in April. You’ve got your Summer Music and Movies, your Solera rooftop delights , and your Chambers’ constant stream of courtyard video art. But, if you’re itching to create a film of your own and see it on the silver screen, then you’ve got your Ten Second Film Festival.
The Soap Factory’s Ten Second Film Festival, which takes place after the St. Anthony Main fireworks on the 4th of July, features not only music, beer, food, and even tiki torches, but it also shuns the often pretentious, mind-numbingly arty fare you might expect from a gallery. Pourquoi?
2) Because all the films are shot by people like you, using alternate video technologies (like cell phones or cameras with a video function). The result is a film fest that assaults you with some of the funniest, weirdest, campiest, and even thought-provoking ten second-long films you’ve ever seen.
If this tickles your fancy, then you have until midnight on Monday, June 23 to submit up to six, ten second films of your own. Check out www.tensecondfilmfest.org for submission info and do your bit to shake up the Twin Cities summer film scene.