Cinema Capitol Local Film Showcase
Includes A Pre-Movie Reception
And Special Features
Cinema Capitol is accepting submissions for its second edition of the Local Film
Shorts Showcase on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:30PM.
There will be a reception prior to the showcase starting
at 6:00 with complimentary food. Showcase screening begins at 7:30. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
There is no entry fee. Entries should be limited to 3 per person/group/company. Entries are limited to 5 minutes or
less. Longer submissions can be permitted upon approval. Send inquiries for longer films to:
Entries will be accepted now through Sunday, October 6, 2019.
We have two under which you can submit: 1) Murder, Madness, Mayhem & Monsters! 2) Other. Other
literally means “other.” We realize that the Fall Halloween Season brings out a certain genre of film, and we invite
you to go with that urge, but we also do not wish to limit or discourage other material, so if you film has no murder,
madness, mayhem or monsters please submit under “other.” The event will also have special features that will be
announced in the upcoming weeks.
“Murder, Madness, Mayhem and Monsters”:
Your film doesn’t have to be about zombies or Halloween
themed, just seasonal. In case you didn’t notice, Fall isn’t the season where the sounds on the rooftop are coming
Your entry in this category will receive the same consideration as seasonal “horror” entries. Remember, this is a
showcase and all types of entries from all budgets and skill levels, from novice to professional, are encouraged.
Animation, experimental, documentary, cell phone video, unique drone videos… you name it, it is up for consideration.
All films submitted should be around 5 minutes in duration or shorter!
As an incentive for early submission, when submissions are received for the showcase early entries willl be
considered for additional recognition. Submit early to have your short considered for the pre-show of our daily
movies at Cinema Capitol in the days and month leading up to the showcase!
For questions about your submission or inquiries about floor space for a product display at the reception, send an
email to [email protected]
The Showcase Night Is a full night of entertainment!
Starting a 6:30pm with a pre-movie reception party, the Showcase will offer everyone an opportunity to network and enjoy a cold beer and food in addition to the regular concession stand offerings.
The actual showcase begins at :7:30pm. In addition to the locally produced short films submitted for consideration will be animations from Hamilton College students & students at MWPAI,and other short features.
Following the Showcase will be the second special presentation from The Association of Moving Image Archivists — 22 astonishing films and videos in 110 minutes from archives and archivists around the world! Archival Screening Night has been the centerpiece of every AMIA conference since 1991. What makes Archival Roadshow Edition special is that for the first time ever, this members-only event is being made accessible to the public to see the incredible, strange, astonishing, hilarious and curious treasures from the world’s moving image archives. This cinematic Cabinet of Wonders features a wonderful promotion for a lost Thai film, a bizarre anti-drug commercial with Alice in Wonderland, a banned experimental film from Albania, Josephine Baker dancing the Charleston in wooden clogs, a commercial to buy your own Stonewall action figures, and many more!