Saturday, March 17, 2012

Shooting Wall Film Festival

Greetings Soldiers and Cinephiles,

Shooting Wall is proud to announce our first proto-film festival. The event will be held on Sunday May 6th at PhilaMoca on 12th and Spring Garden (time and additional details will be provided soon). We have been hard at work talking with the best local filmmakers to produce brand new films for this event. All films will be premieres of new works by the most interesting filmmakers working in Philadelphia. The event will be completely free and open to the public. The event will feature short and medium lengths films. This is Shooting Wall's first steps toward creating an alternative film festival to what many independent filmmakers have been accustomed to. This is a film festival without any corporate sponsors, no costs, and only about good and cutting edge cinema. We want to create a space for filmmakers who don't normally get their films into the cookie cutter, take no chances film festivals that steal your $50 and probably don't even watch your movies. This is a place where filmmakers can take chances and get their films screened. We hope to use this year as a jumping off point for a festival that will continue to grow every year and feature independent films not just from Philadelphia but from all over the country.

In conjunction with this festival, Shooting Wall has also launched an Indiegogo campaign in order to raise funds for the filmmakers participating so they can submit their films to other festivals worldwide to try and get their names out there and their films played. The money earned in this campaign will be split evenly among all the filmmakers whose films are screened on May 6th. Not one cent will go to Shooting Wall or will be used for the cost of putting on this event. This is our way of trying to work around the system. If you have a few bucks to spare or know anyone who does, please contribute. The link to the Indiegog campaign is below. There are incentives at each level of giving. Shooting Wall wants to keep all of our filmmaking and all of our events completely free and completely independent and we would rather ask people for donations than get corporate sponsors.

Continue to check back here and on facebook for more updates concerning the festival. We hope to have the times and a list of films and filmmakers up soon. We hope to see everyone on May 6th for an exciting event!

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