Saturday, April 12, 2008

DIGITAL AMNESTY Opens for Film Submissions

PAH Nation’s 2008 DIGITAL AMNESTY competition is open for submissions at PAH-FEST (Project Accessible Hollywood) is a free, new media festival that travels to cities throughout the US and abroad. People from all walks of life, ages 9 – 99, with stories to tell, are provided with digital equipment and a professional “helping hand” enabling them to create their own short digital film. PAH-FEST offers participants the opportunity to discover “the artist within us all,” and to provide entertaining, quality content to the general public. The finished work is posted on the online theatre, and reviewed by a panel of celebrity judges as well as by the public.

Founded by Christopher Coppola of the storied Hollywood family, and having directed movies himself, Christopher has one foot in the studio filmmaking system and the other on the frontier of new media storytelling. Christopher calls himself the “Pirate” of the Coppola family because his main goal is to “bridge the gap between Hollywood and the heartland,” believing that great productions – whether short films, cell phone art, or cell phone films – come from everyday people. He created PAH-FEST (Project Accessible Hollywood) to give voice to those individuals.

In modern society, where art created by the people has become waste, Digital Amnesty provides another chance for films to be seen and heard all over the world. From a Fisher Price toy camera to a more pro-sumer camera, great stories can be told with any digital tool. Whether the stories are dark or light, happy or sad, Digital Amnesty seeks stories that celebrate the human spirit and showcase themes about goodwill and connection among humans.

To submit, please visit Films must be digitally shot and 7 minutes or less. Entry fee is only $7.77 and gives you a chance to win the 2008 PAH NATION Digital Amnesty Award with a cash prize of $777! Winner will be announced in October 2008 during PAH-FEST Hollywood.

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