It's the Oscars for the really, really short film community as the Second Annual Massachusetts Flash Film Festival is having its screening on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Studio Cinema on Trapelo Road.
Industry judges selected first and second place winners with the overall winners taking home a $500 prize.
This year 12 teams will compete for the grand prize. The public is invited to the screening of their creative work at the Belmont Studio Cinema at 376 Trapelo Rd.
There will be two screenings, a matinee screening at 2 p.m. and the awards screening at 4 p.m. which will include a red carpet with E-TV style interviews and the awards presentations following the screening.
This year the public can get in on the fun as prizes will be given out for the best red carpet look. The audience at both screenings will be able to place their votes for the Viewer's Choice Award as well. Tickets are $5 CASH at the door for one screening, $7 for both.
The festival organizers would like to give a great big thank you to the Studio Cinema for, once again, giving us the theatre for the screening.
Mug Shorts - Adventure
Loop9p - Fantasy
The Horde - Dark Comedy
Paracelsus Films - Time Travel
Until Further Notice - Heist
Front of Yard - Mystery
F.O.C.U.S Films - Film Noir
Urban Youths - Drama
Los Pollos Hermanos - Buddy/Cop
Cable Excess - Family Film
Ayer Volleyball - Horror
Los Vikingos - Mockumentary
2012 Required Elements
Character: John/Joan Curran, Salesperson
Line of Dialog: "Life is to short to miss out on the good stuff."
Production teams were given 72 hours to write, shoot, edit and deliver a 4-7 minute short film. Each team was also given a genre that their film must fit into, as well as a character, prop and line of dialogue that must be in the film.
Only films that arrive “on-time” and including all required elements will be eligible for judging. Viewer’s choice ballots will be distributed to all who attend the screening to vote for their favorite. Viewer’s choice and other award winners will also be recognized. All films will be aired on Belmont Media Center channels and on the web.