Congratulations to this year's best disposable filmmakers!
Edson Oda for MALARIA
Carlo Vogele for UNA FURTIVA LAGRIMA
Guillaume Blanchet for THE MAN WHO LIVED ON HIS BIKE
Luca Gennari for LE TETTE DI UNA DICIOTTENNE
Special Prize - Music Video:
Greg Jardin for JOEY RAMONE - NYC
Special Prize - Experimental:
Johan Rijpma for TAPE GENERATIONS
Audience Choice Award:
Anthony Sherin for SOLO, PIANO - NYC
Congratulations to this year's best disposable filmmakers!
Clement Deneux for LES ONGLES (THE NAILS)
James W. Griffiths for SPLITSCREEN: A LOVE STORY
Penny Lane for THE VOYAGERS
Fabrice Mathieu for DANS L'OMBRE (IN THE SHADOWS)
Audience Choice Award:
Temujin Doran for THE ADVENTURES OF A CARDBOARD BOX
Adonis Pulatus for THE PRINCESS
Joao Monteiro for SIZE ZERO
Zubin Damania & Dr. Harry Duh for IMMUNIZE
Congratulations to this year's best disposable films!
Gabriel Bisset-Smith for THRUSH
Gabriel accepting his award via webcam:
Luke Geissbuhler for SPACE BALLOON
Broken Fingaz for GRAFFITI STOP-MOTION
Surabhi Saraf for FOLDed
Audience Choice Award:
Theo Putzu for PAPER MEMORIES
The festival is thrilled to be featured in Italian Men's Vogue (L'Uomo Vogue). Here's an excerpt:
The new handheld cameras and online festivals have made filmmaking more spontaneous, user-generated and democratic. This is not to say that anyone can become a new Fellini. "Last year we had 1000 submissions, but only 25 passed the test," says Carlton Evans, founder of the DFF. "These are, however, 25 quality films that otherwise would never have seen the light." In the words of [Alex] Kalman "it's still cinema we're talking about: you have to be damn good."
Here's a picture of Sklyer from the wall of the Good Hotel, where she is forever immortalized:
They will be receiving the complete Final Cut Studio package!
Kudos also to the 2010 Honorable Mentions:
Andy and Carolyn London, THE LOST TRIBES OF NEW YORK CITY
Cassidy Curtis & Raquel Coelho, HOW TO MAKE A BABY
Magico Nakamura, Masayoshi Nakamura, Masashi Kawamura, SOUR
Skyler Buffmyer, DEATH THE DIALOGUE
We were honored to have so many of the featured filmmakers come out. It was great to catch up with Alex Kalman of Red Bucket Films, whose BUTTONS, Vol 2, will be screening tonight, and Ben Slotover of DFF favorite Jim and Heinz series, which we'll be featuring on Saturday afternoon at ATA.
It was especially a pleasure to meet the filmmakers in the competitive shorts category, whose submissions helped make this year's opening night such a success. Over the rest of the weekend we're looking forward to spending more time with Christopher McManus, Skyler Buffmyer, Cassidy Curtis and Raquel Coelho, Karen Abad, and Jon Shibata.
Documentary filmmaker Franck Tabouring was on hand shooting the event for his upcoming documentary on DFF. Here's a shot of his cameraman with his sweet steadycam rig for his Canon 7D:
More to come!
Eric and Carlton
We were so happy to be back for our second year at Anthology Film Archives, where we got to screen selections from our 2009 program, the films of Fritz Donnelly and Christina Ewald, and the premiere of the Red Bucket Films' Buttons Vol 2.
The crowd was great, and we had a really nice conversation following the screening.
And Disposable Filmmaker Alex Itin shot a few moments from the screening, check it out:
Our first ever bike-in movie screening was a great success! A happy crowd snuggled up into their blankets and hoodies to watch the best of Disposable Films from 2008 and 2009. One thing we learned is that when there's a 40 foot screen on a wall, people stop. So we had cars on 7th St, people out for a stroll, and even the neighbors all come out and join the crowds to see the show.
And we got to eat some great food courtesy of the Magic Kurry Kart, Creme Brulee Cart, Popcorn Cart, and Amouse Bouche.
Check out some awesome photos from people who were there:
Thanks again to everyone who came out and stay tuned for more bike-in's coming later this year!
*Above image courtesy of Bikes and the City
Thanks to everyone who voted. A winner has also been chosen among the voters who will be receiving an awesome baby dinosaur robot named Pleo. Hurray!
Vote for your favorite DFF09 films! You could win a nifty baby dinosaur robot named Pleo, and the winner of the Audience Choice Award gets a Nokia N95 video phone.
We are super happy to announce that all of the DFF09 competitive shorts are now online! And if you want some more awesome, vote for your favorite one(s) from March 15th-April 15th and you'll be entered into a draw to win a Pleo.
So how does it work? Just sign into Vimeo
(if you're not a member, it takes two seconds to become one)
Watch the 09 program
Click the LIKE button to cast your vote for the films you *heart*
You can vote for as many as you like, and if you want to make the filmmakers feel extra special, leave them a comment.
Winners will be announced on our site on April 24th!
So what are you waiting for? Watch some disposable films!
And if you've been hankering to see DFF09 on the big screen, stay tuned for details on:
DFF London, Paris, LA, New York, and a special DFF SF bike-in/drive in coming this spring.
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This year's submissions for the competitive shorts were so great, we have three recipients of the coveted Trashy (as well as some sweet prizes).
Here they are in alphabetical order:
Jonathan Brodsky, Reach Out and Touch Someone
Chistopher Prouse, Wrangling Ice
Ben Slotover, Shhh
A special thanks to our esteemed jury:
Dennis Klein, legendary TV writer and co-creator of The Larry Sanders Show
Hawk Ostby, writer of Children of Men and Iron Man
Blake Whitman, Community Director at Vimeo
And stay tuned for more details on the DFF '09 Audience Choice Award. Voting starts in March and everyone who participates has a chance to win a nifty robotic baby dinosaur named Pleo.
Wow, what an amazing weekend. After a year of preparations it was amazing to meet so many of the filmmakers, jury members, and supporters in person. A special thank you to all those who made it out. It was especially great to catch up with filmmakers Ben Slotover, Leslie Kennah & Oliver Nickels, Richie Gelles, Adam Pitel, Donna Kuhn, Eric Mika, and Ellen Lake. It was a treat to meet jury member Blake Whitman in person, and to spend some time with Dennis Klein. We were also thrilled to have Fritz Donnelly and Christina Ewald with us. And a big thank you to all who came out for the events, we are humbled by your enthusiasm and support.
OK, here's the rundown of how the events went:
Thursday night: DFF Competitive Shorts at the Roxie.
It was an amazing night of incredible shorts. We sold out the Roxie and added an extra screening, followed by a rockin' afterparty next door at Dalva, thanks to the Guardian. Check out the pictures here.
Friday night: Red Bucket Films' Buttons at ATA.
We had a great turnout for this beautiful film about city life, and the poetry that surrounds you if you know where to look. The crowd loved the film, and the Q&A even more. We managed to jerryrig the projector so that we could do a live virtual talk back with RBF filmmakers Alex Kalman, and Josh & Ben Safdie from their studio in New York's Chinatown. Maybe the coolest part of the evening was that the RBF guys actually watched part of their DFF screening via video webchat as it was happening.
Saturday night: Fritz Donnelly at ATA
A night of shorts by the hilariously talented Fritz Donnelly and his partner in crime, Christina Ewald. We were lucky enough to have both Fritz and Christina with us for the Q&A. All the films were fantastic, though I have to admit that my personal favorite was Make that Sound. Be on the lookout for Fritz's new stuff here.
Sunday afternoon: Disposable Filmmaking Panel at Oddball Films
This was maybe my favorite event of the weekend. We had a great discussion about the past, present, and future of disposable filmmaking that could have gone on all day (though, as promised, we had everyone out in time for kickoff - Go Steelers!). A special thank you to our panelists Nate Weinstein, Blake Whitman, Dennis Klein, Rebecca Bortman, and Fritz Donnelly, and to Oddball Films for hosting the session.
Stay posted for more DFF events coming soon!
So if you're around, come on over to:
KQED at 4pm.
(RSVP is required: eric | at | disposablefilmfest.com)
Doors open at 7:30pm and tickets are $10 at the door.
And come celebrate with us afterwards at Bowery Electric (corner of Bowery and 2nd).
Hope to see you there!
After a wonderfully appreciative audience was guided through comedy, dreamscapes, experimental imagery, noir, and much more, the winners were announced:
1st: Dave Dunn - Throws & Helium Balloon
2nd: Marco Mucig - Eppur si muove
3rd: Luca Antonucci & Ira M. Owen - Balloon Project: Berlin
Due to the tremendous success, we're going to be doing a lot more with this festival! Just to give you a taste, we're going to be taking it on a mini tour- dates & places TBA, so stay tuned.
Here's an awesome article about filming with smartphones! http://t.co/Ey98oUqtIE
3:00 PM May 16
@ExplodingCinema is presenting DFF in @sheffdocfest's program this June! Submissions are still open, check it out: http://t.co/RTwtzE6ibx
2:04 PM May 14
Happy Mother's Day! Here's a DFF short from 2010 in honor of today: http://t.co/geBIfLxkCo
1:13 PM May 12
It's Bike-to-Work-Day and @missionbicycle is helping out with San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's event! Check it out! http://t.co/tLIZ0jrl2D
1:12 PM May 9
Only a couple days left of @SF_FilmSociety's 56th San Francisco International Film Festival. Don't miss out! http://t.co/wtY2ciWVU0
2:40 PM May 7
Checking out the @sf_filmsociety lounge! @ Film House http://t.co/NrwcQXtyfy
9:59 AM May 6
In honor of today, here's a galactic DFF short from last year's program: Lil' Aliens. May the fourth be with you. http://t.co/Vs2EkkJbrp
9:49 AM May 4
We still have some awesome @rickshawbags' messenger bags left from the Fest! Get them while you still can! http://t.co/3yDzAFz2rJ
9:38 AM Apr 29
The @MusicVideoRace is on! There are still a few spots left for musicians and filmmakers, check out the trailer here: http://t.co/HIQWg6bYO8
12:30 PM Apr 27
This year's festival's all wrapped up, so we wanna #throwbackthursday to DFF 2012 winner Clement Deneux's Les Ongles! http://t.co/wIhZRY8Zz6
1:28 PM Apr 25
Excited to see Before Midnight at @SF_FilmSociety's 56th San Francisco International Film Festival! It's not too late to get your tickets!
9:26 AM Apr 24
If you missed the film at DFF Just Food, @kevingordonfilm has a screening and tasting for the quiet, beautiful No Wine Left Behind tonight!
1:56 PM Apr 23
Awesome interviews of @carlton_evans @slowtext and Hawk Ostby from @Directorslive @DigiMogulTV during #DFF2013! https://t.co/gmA0wQbXFf
11:03 AM Apr 16
Tonight, @KQED presents SF's premiere of Film School Shorts. http://t.co/VFsoYTKlPi
4:50 PM Apr 15
Here's an old article that co-founder Eric Slatkin, @highbeammedia, wrote for @thebolditalic about @castrotheatre! http://t.co/x8G6Tgim6w
8:37 AM Apr 15
Tomorrow is the San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival at the Victoria Theatre hosted by @PeachesChrist! http://t.co/LStCDXxckx
5:35 PM Apr 12
Check out @ChabotSpectator's article about DFF 2013's Opening Night! #DFFest http://t.co/rwo3AI3JzK
1:10 PM Apr 11
The San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival is April 13 at Victoria Theatre, hosted by @PeachesChrist! http://t.co/rfHSTZmQx4
9:44 AM Apr 10
Lightt's MOVING PORTRAIT Project & Competition with DFF, has extended their deadline to April 18th, 2013! @lightt http://t.co/dQFaqcfPGJ
8:52 AM Apr 9
Shout out to one of our sponsors, Pie Ranch! Here's the full clip of an excerpt screened at "Just Food." https://t.co/jC5m6dV6Gu
8:29 AM Apr 8