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GSN This Week

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SoutheastFloridaFort LauderdaleFilmCastingDiscovery Channel - Crime Show
Mon 04/21/14 thru Fri 04/25/14
Fort MeyersMusicFestivalWelcome to Rockville Festival
Sat 04/26/14 thru Sun 04/27/14
GeorgiaNorth Georgia MountaFilmCastingExtras: Robert Redford - Walk In The Woods
Mon 04/21/14 thru Fri 04/25/14
KennesawTheaterAuditionNew Company Actors
Sat 04/26/14 thru Sat 04/26/14
MilledgevilleFilmFestivalMilledgeville Film Festival
Fri 04/25/14 thru Sun 04/27/14
North CarolinaAshevilleTheaterEventBard-a-thon
Fri 04/25/14 thru Sat 04/26/14
DurhamMusicFestivalThe Art of Cool Project
Fri 04/25/14 thru Sat 04/26/14

Wed 04/23/14 thru Sun 04/27/14
Thu 04/24/14 thru Sun 04/27/14
South CarolinaColumbiaFilmCastingLake House
Sat 04/12/14 thru Tue 04/22/14
GreenvilleFilmEventPremiere: I Married an Alien
Fri 04/25/14 thru Fri 04/25/14
Myrtle BeachFilmFestivalMyrtle Beach International Film Festival
Wed 04/23/14 thru Sat 04/26/14
Rock HillTheaterEventWinthrop Student Choreography Showcase
Fri 04/25/14 thru Sun 04/27/14
Sun 04/13/14 thru Tue 04/22/14

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Craven Street, Beaufort, S.C . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Beaufort Film Society is calling for entries to the 2015 Beaufort Internationan Film Festival located in Beaufort, South Carolina.  The next festival is scheduled for February 11th through 15th of 2015.

Beaufort is situated on Port Royal Island in the coastal lowcountry area of  of South Carolina.  The Big Chill, The Great Santini, and Forest Gump were filmed there.  Also known for it's historic houses and shrimp festival.

Thinking Speed by Lisa Menzel

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Thinking Speed is a big project for  the amount of money spent on it.  The film has been completed for less than two grand and many hours of preparation, filming and editing.  It was shot over 173 days resulting in 52 hours of footage to edit.  This has to be a labor of love for Lisa Menzel who wrote the novel, the screenplay, and directed the movie.  Also, for the cast and crew that contributed countless hours of their time to the production.

Lisa Menzel
Lisa Menzel  Photo credit: Ray Sofia

A Kickstarter campaign has been established to raise funds to get  the movie out on the film festival circuit.  If you'd like to help there are several perks being offered to contributors.

Lisa Menzel
Director accepting coffee.  Photo Credit: Luke Sejud
Curfew1.jpgHere is a riveting portrayal of a woman, Janet Miles, played by Candace Blanchard, who tries to seduce her boss (Thomas L. Beck) in order to get a promotion.  She gets more than she bargained for.

The movie is complete and is being produced by THE iNDEE in Gastonia, North Carolina.  THE iNDEE provides creative space for filmmakers, artists, and musicians with editing bays, green screens, sets, and sound stages.  They also help develop, produce, and distribute television and film projects.

Since the movie is essentially finished all that's left to do is the distribution of Curfew.  There is a campaign underway at to help fund the distribution of the movie across the U.S.  Here's your chance to help and get credit for it as well with the perks they are offering for contributors.

Go to the link below, watch the incredible trailer, then decide if you'd like to take advantage of this 
opportunity to participate.

Thumbnail image for Katie Damien.jpgVideo of Katie Damien's trip to the Thin Line Film Festival where her film My Toxic Backyard was screened.  This was the world premiere for My Toxic Backyard, a film about how hazardous waste seeped into the groundwater of an Asheville, North Carolina community.

Carolina Film & Video Festival

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Downtown Greensboro

Downtown Greensboro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Carolina Film & Video Festival begins today in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Wednesday, February 26th through Saturday, March 1st
Elliott University Center
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina

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Photo credit: Holder Ellgaard via Wikipedia

Daryn Zonegrone is working to bring The Film House to Greenville, South Carolina where it will show independent films and classic movies.  The project will be funded through the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce's new web site

We Want Clean Water.bmpMy Toxic Backyard, a documentary about polluted groundwater, will be screened at the Thin Line Film Festival in Denton Texas.  The directory, Katie Damien, will be in attendance.  Screening is scheduled for midday on Saturday, February 15th. 

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The late deadline to submit your film for the Indie Grits Film Festival has past by there is still one last chance to submit by using Withoutabox. The Withoutabox extended deadline is January 17th.  So if you want to enter this film festival about southeast films and filmmakers  here is the link to the submission page.

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The Filmed by Bike Festival is accepting submissions until January 20th. The festival is in Portland, Oregon but is accepting submissions from all over the world.

If you like cycling and have a short film that involves bicycles you should enter this contest.  The festival will be held April 19th through the 22nd in Portland and is all about having fun riding bikes.

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The Gorilla With A Mustache Films team out of Asheville, North Carolina won the Best Film Award in the National Film Challenge 2013  this week and the film will go on to the Cannes Film Festival this coming year for a special screening.

Their entry, Joint Effort, is a comedy about a package delivery gone wrong.

The team, in accordance with the National Film Challenge rules was given an assignment and had one weekend to write,shoot, and edit the short film, then present it to the judges. No small feat.  

Other awards received for the film were: Best Actor -  David Ostergaard, and Best Writer  Eruch Adams and Will Eill for Joint Effort.  Joint Effort also won the Best Use of Genre -Comedy award and 2nd Runner Up for the Audience Choice Award.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Riverfest.pngThe Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a traveling show of films on the environment. It will be coming to Valle Crucis, North Carolina at the end of this month in conjunction with Riverfest.  There will be 10 short films along with music, food, a raffle, and a moonlight river float.

A climate of change is the theme for this years lineup.  The raffle will be for outdoor gear and there will also be a star party after the films to view the stars in the dark skies of Valle Crucis.

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Adapted from Wikipedia's NC county maps by Seth Ilys. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The New Bern Independent Film Festival is accepting submissions until July 30th and entry is free.  So get you entry in right away. They are looking for both features and shorts.

The films will be screened on October 13th at Craven Community  College Campus in the Orringer Auditorium.

Send your film on a non-returnable DVD to:

Beth Gosnell
1001 Yacht Court
New Bern, NC  28560

Quite A Conundrum, winner of the Feature Film Award at the New York International Film & Video Festival, will have it's Charlotte, NC premiere in July.

The movie by director Thomas L. Phillips of T-Street Productions is a dark comedy about two twenty somethings who care about nothing but themselves and what chaos they can cause. But that so-called normalcy gets tossed out the window when an unexpected and devastating event occurs at a nighttime pool party.

  • July 20th - Charlotte, NC
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm:  Drinks and food with with guests chatting and mingling. Local artist art show.
  • 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm:  Quite A Conundrum screening.
  • 9:30 - 10:00 pm:  Q&A with th cast and crew of the film with a no holds bar question session. 

Tickets are only $5 as there is no profit being made from this screening.

Tickets will only be sold online in advance and you will be added to the guest list.

Ticket prices go to cover theater rental, with any profit being donated to: ANERICAN CANCER SOCIETY in honor of Thomas's sister Mimi Marie Phillips. 

Stay tuned for the location and how to purchase tickets!

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The Indie Grits Festival begins next week and the Indie Grits Film Festival will be part of it.  Presented by Nickelodeon Theatre the festival will also include art, food, music, and crafts.  In it's sixth year the festival provides an opportunity for southern filmmakers with an independent film mentality.

April 19th through April 29th
Columbia, south Carolina


ActionFest - Asheville, NC

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Asheville, NC (Public Domain image by Zulske via Wikipedia)

Enjoy the scenic beauty of Asheville while attending the ActionFest Film Festival.   Celebrating action films with 4 days  of explosions, gun battles, martial arts, and a huge body count.  If you like action movies don't miss it.  Oh, and did I mention the mountains of Asheville are a great place to vacation.

April 12th - 15th
Asheville, North Carolina


Projecting Hope Film Festival

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The Projecting Hope Film Festival presented by Cities4Life is underway in Charlotte, NC.  Screenings are at the Ayrsley Cinemas and admission is free.

Paramount Theatre (Photo Credit: Michael Paolini)

Film, music, and interactive are the three main ingredients of this conference and festival located in the heart of Texas.  Austin will host thousands of fans over the course of it's 10 day run.

South by Southwest
Friday, March 9th - Sunday, March 18th
Austin, Texas

6th Street At Night (Photo Credit: James Buchan)

This is a big festival with over 5,000 events so it's impossible to see everything. Plan your visit wisely.

Below are some links to get you started.

Charleston and Old Customs House

Charleston and Old Customs House (Photo credit: Smudge 9000)

It's almost time for the Charleston International Film Festival.  As winter ends and the the flowers start to spring to life so too will Charleston with filmmakers and fans.  In just a few short weeks the historic streets of Charleston will be busy with  movie makers and goers attending workshops, screenings and after parties.

April 11th through April 15th
Sottile Theatre and Cinnebarre
Charleston, South Carolina

Northern end of Downtown Wilmington

Wilmington, NC (Photo by M Tirrell Rhines via Wikipedia)

Featuring all varieties of shorts and feature length movies the
  Cucalorus Film Festival is accepting submissions for it's 18th annual festival to be held November 8th through 11th in Wilmington, North Carolina.  

Known for it's irreverent attitude as well as the parties, music, and trock n' roll atmosphere. You won't find the red carpet treatment here.  Instead it's all about  the audience and artist interaction.