From Lisa Bobal, President of On Location: Memphis
The Call for Entries is underway for the 10th Annual ON LOCATION: MEMPHIS International Film Festival, March 26-29, 2009.
Screen your film in the home of the Blues, the birth place of Rock 'n Roll, and America's most energizing and soulful place to film! Memphis' rich musical heritage and cultural diversity has parlayed into a city of vibrant filmmakers and for 20 years has attracted high profile filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch, Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, Milos Forman and Sydney Pollack – not to mention the city’s own Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow") and Ira Sachs ("Forty Shades of Blue") who represented Memphis at Sundance in 2005, winning the Audience and Narrative Jury Awards respectively.
Join us for our opening night party at Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club just off Beale Street.
Previous filmmakers and artists who have attended and participated in On Location: Memphis events include: David Lynch, Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter, Ed Solomon, Richard Gladstein, Isaac Hayes, Alan Bloomquist, James Spies, Richard Kraft, Leo Fitzpatrick, Cybill Shepherd, Del Shores, Don Hertzfeld, Craig Brewer, and Ira Sachs.
We program a broad range of subject matter, perspectives, and styles. Submit your film in any of these categories:
Live Action Short
Animation (Shorts and Features)
Documentary (Shorts and Features)
ENTRY DEADLINES and fees are:
**Early bird Deadline - October 15; Fees - Feature, Feature length Doc or Animated
$45, Live Action Short, Short Doc or Animated (under 30 minutes) and Music Video $35
**Regular Deadline - November 15; Fees - Feature, Feature length Doc or Animated
$50, Live Action Short, Short Doc or Animated (under 30 minutes) and Music Video $40
**Late Deadline - December 15; Fees - Feature, Feature length Doc or Animated $55,
Live Action Short, Short Doc or Animated (under 30 minutes) and Music Video $45
Exhibition formats will be on Blu-Ray and 35 mm for all categories.
Once you have been accepted, if you need help converting your film to Blu-Ray, let us know and we can help you.
Awards are given in all five categories: Best Feature, Best Live Action Short, Best Documentary, Best Animated Short, Best Music Video and an Audience Choice Award.
OL:M has partnered with Without a Box (WAB) to handle our film submission process. To begin the entry process proceed to the WAB link at www.onlocationmemphis.org