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Congratulations to the Winners of DFF2014! Monday, March 24, 2014
Grand Prize:


Second Prize:

Robert Loebel for WIND

Honorable Mention:


Special Prize - Animation:
Boyoung Kim for Impersonation

Special Prize - Documentary:
Stanley Gonzales and Ross Harris for DEAN ZIMMER: DRUMMER WANTED

Announcing the DFF2013 Winners! Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Congratulations to this year's best disposable filmmakers!

Grand Prize:

Edson Oda for MALARIA

Second Prize:


Honorable Mention:
Guillaume Blanchet for THE MAN WHO LIVED ON HIS BIKE

Honorable Mention:

Special Prize - Music Video:
Greg Jardin for JOEY RAMONE - NYC

Special Prize - Experimental:

Audience Choice Award:
Anthony Sherin for SOLO, PIANO - NYC

Announcing the DFF 2012 Winners! Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Congratulations to this year's best disposable filmmakers!

Grand Prize:
Clement Deneux for LES ONGLES (THE NAILS)

Second Prize:
James W. Griffiths for SPLITSCREEN: A LOVE STORY

Honorable Mention:
Penny Lane for THE VOYAGERS

Honorable Mention:
Fabrice Mathieu for DANS L'OMBRE (IN THE SHADOWS)

Audience Choice Award:

Announcing the DFF Health 2011 Winners! Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Grand Prize:
Adonis Pulatus for THE PRINCESS

First Runner-Up:
Joao Monteiro for SIZE ZERO

Honorable Mention:
Zubin Damania & Dr. Harry Duh for IMMUNIZE

Watch the DFF 2011 Award Winning Films! Friday, July 1, 2011
Congratulations to this year's best disposable films!

Grand Prize:
Gabriel Bisset-Smith for THRUSH

Gabriel accepting his award via webcam:

Luke Geissbuhler for SPACE BALLOON


Surabhi Saraf for FOLDed

Audience Choice Award:

2010 Shorts Winners! Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Congratulations to Niles Atallah, Cristobal Leon & Joaquin Cocina who won the 2010 Grand Jury Prize for LUCIA!

They will be receiving the complete Final Cut Studio package!

Kudos also to the 2010 Honorable Mentions:


Cassidy Curtis & Raquel Coelho, HOW TO MAKE A BABY

Magico Nakamura, Masayoshi Nakamura, Masashi Kawamura, SOUR



Don't forget to vote for the 2010 Audience Choice Award before May 31st. Watch the program here and *heart* your favorite films. The winner will receive a Nexus One phone and one randomly chosen winner will receive a Disposable Film Fest swag bag!
DFF NYC Recap Tuesday, March 29, 2011 DFF NYC was a blast!
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:

Stairway To The Gallows from Alex Itin on Vimeo.

2010 Audience Choice Award Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Congratulations to Skyler Buffmyer, who won this year's Audience Choice Award for DEATH THE DIALOGUE!

Here's a picture of Sklyer from the wall of the Good Hotel, where she is forever immortalized:

Vote in the DFF09 Audience Choice Awards and win a Pleo! Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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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The Festival in Italian Vogue! Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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."
Fun Fun Fun at DFF 2010 opening night! Friday, March 5, 2010 Thanks to everyone for coming out last night and making opening night such a big success! Turnout was fantastic, and audience response was amazing. We couldn't have hoped for a better evening.

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!
You'll be hearing from us soon... Monday, February 15, 2010 Thanks everyone for such great submissions - we've been overwhelmed this year by the quantity and quality of the entries. We'll be in touch about official selections by end of November. Thanks for your patience,

Eric and Carlton
Bike-In Movie Recap Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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

DFF Audience Choice Award Winner Announced! Sunday, April 26, 2009 Congratulations to Nuno Filipe for winning the DFF09 Audience Choice Award for MALA SUERTE, a handcrafted take on the classic slasher genre. Nuno will be receiving a Nokia N95 and other DFF treats. Yay!

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!
DFF09 Winners! Monday, March 16, 2009

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.
Thanks for coming to DFF09 SF Wednesday, February 4, 2009
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!
November 6, 2008 - Screening in New York CIty! Wednesday, November 12, 2008 This Thursday (11.6.08) at 8pm we'll be screening selections from the 2008 DFF program as well as the world premiere of the Disposable Feature Film "Buttons" by NY filmmakers Red Bucket Films at Anthology Film Archives in New York's East Village.

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!
DFF/826 Valencia Workshop Screening Wednesday, November 12, 2008 This Sunday 11.16 (which also happens to be Carlton's b-day) we'll be screening films made during the 826 Workshop we taught this Fall. The kids all made pretty amazing films (especially in the short amount of time they had). And we'll also be showing a few selections from our '08 program.

So if you're around, come on over to:
KQED at 4pm.
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(RSVP is required: eric | at |

DFF to speak at UC Berkeley Thursday, October 30, 2008 For anyone in the Bay Area, we'll be speaking on a panel of filmmakers as part of the Fall Executive series tonight 7-9pm, October 30th, 2008. It's on campus in Rm 100 of Boalt Hall (215 Boalt Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720), so stop on by!
Spike Lee likes DFF! Tuesday, October 14, 2008 An article from Virtualization discusses Spike Lee's new feature film for Nokia Productions, which premieres tonight in L.A. at 8:45pm in Nokia Plaza. And they gave us a shout out-thanks Spike!
DFF to screen in Sweden Thursday, October 9, 2008 We're stoked that The New Media Meeting-an international media arts festival that takes place in Sweden-will be showing the DFF '08 program on September 20th in their Screening Room. It looks like a great program with a lot of interesting video artists, and if you happen to be in Sweden take some disposable video of the festival for us!

Deadline Extended to August 31st Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Many of you had asked for a little more time to work on your films and because we like you-we've extended the deadline to August 31st! So now you can relax and enjoy summer AND participate in the DFF.
First DFF a great success! Saturday, May 17, 2008 Artists' Television Access was filled to the brim, so much so that we didn't have room to seat everyone! We decided to do an impromptu second screening, and much to our surprise and delight, the second screening was more packed than the first.

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.
DFF at SXSW! Saturday, May 17, 2008 Come see founder Carlton Evans speak.

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