Tallahassee Film Festival wants to give you more time
October 27, 2008
By Mark Hinson
Everyone can use a little more time, so The Tallahassee Film Festival is expanding its popular 24-Hour Film Contest to the 48-Hour Film Contest in the spring of 2009.
Officials from the Film Festival are expected to make that announcement and more later today during a special reception for volunteers and sponsors.
During the inaugural Tallahassee Film Festival in May, more than 15 teams of amateur and professional filmmakers signed on to write, act, shoot and edit a 5-minute movie in a 24-hour period. They were all given a common theme and a whopping $100 budget.
The mini-movies turned out to be a popular draw when they were posted online for voting and viewing at Tallahassee.com.
During the three-day fest in May, more 2,600 cinephiles turned out to watch 65 films, attend seminars, meet directors and talk movies.
For more about the 2009 Tallahassee Film Festival, return to this Web site — or pickup Tuesday’s Democrat.