Posted on 30 December 2010 by Mailer-Daemon
2010 saw lots of films and short films getting made in Mobile Alabama; amateurs, professionals and everyone in between. The preponderance of Film Scrambles certainly helped – Film Scrambles are a competition for any skill level of filmmaker, wherein the filmmaker or team are given a very brief period -sometimes as little as 48 hours- to write, create and complete a short film, often based on specific criteria. These are just a few highlights of this year’s super bumper crop of local shorts…
(Please note, some of these films contain mature or immature content. Individual results may vary. Please pre-screen before showing them all to your sunday school class.)
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To honor its host city, the South Alabama Film Festival has chosen “Mobile, We Love You” as the theme for its inaugural festival film scramble. In the last year, area filmmakers have made short films involving original music, “Sweded” movies and the festival itself.
“The premiere scramble could only be about two things: passion and the Azalea City,” the SoAL news release states. “East, west, north, south — 18 different locations in the bay area are fair game for teams who will spend 48 hours making a five-minute love story.”
Teams met Friday afternoon at the Crescent Theater to receive final instructions and are supposed to submit completed films by 5 p.m. Oct. 25. Films will be shown Nov. 6 in Cathedral Square during a free night of film to kick off the first South Alabama Film Festival, which runs through Nov. 8.
The festival will host a VIP event at the Mobile Arts Council after the screening of the scramble films and a block of locally made short films, which will be shown over the weekend. Wintzell’s will cater the affair.
“Rootsy Hip,” a documentary about Mobile’s white hip-hop scene, will have its premiere at 11 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Crescent Theater, replete with red carpet. The Alabama Music Box will have a party afterward where some of the groups will perform. The other big film, “A Genesis Found,” is having its premiere at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Causeway. The makers of that film will come down for the red-carpet treatment as well.
Hailee Kuntz is festival director; Carson Kennedy is program director and documentarian. Information, call 251-490-4356 or visit the Web site: www.southalabamafilmfestival.org.