The Off-Centered Film Fest is a great partnership between the Drafthouse and Dogfish Head, a sort of mecca for beer and film-loving people that takes place for three days in the spring in Austin, TX. It's a great chance to show off your skills if you're an aspiring filmmaker, and this year's competition has gotten a little more interesting with the Western theme. Read on for the press release and to find out how you can submit!
Austin, TX---January 19, 2012---Alamo Drafthouse and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery have teamed up for the 5th annual “Off-Centered Film Fest," a celebration of off-centered films for off-centered people. The three-day festival for film and beer lovers alike will take place April 19, 20 & 21 in Austin, TX. Submissions are now being accepted for the short film competition, with a deadline of Monday, March 5th to enter. Rules and submission instructions can be found here. Traditionally, the theme for the short film competition has been “off-centered," but this year the panel of Alamo and Dogfish Head judges have decided to mix things up with the theme “Western, Off-Centered."
The short film competition is an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their filmmaking through unique and creative interpretations of the “Western, Off-Centered” theme. The short film competition has been expanded this year with the addition of an audience award. The top films selected for the shorts screening, determined by the panel of Alamo and Dogfish Head film lovers, will be made available for viewing and voting prior to the awards ceremony. The finalist’s film that receives the most votes will be the winner of the first “Off-Centered Film Fest” audience award.
In addition to the audience award cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finalists. The first place film will receive $1,000 cash, $750 cash will go to second prize and third prize will walk away with a $500 cash prize. Along with the cash prizes the top three winners will receive airfare to Austin, TX, two nights hotel, admission to both nights of the Off-Centered Film Fest, and a bag full of Dogfish Head awesomeness. The finalists will also be promoted online through the Alamo Drafthouse and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery websites and social media channels.
“The Off-Centered Film Fest is one of my favorite events every year and we love working with the guys from The Alamo on this - the overlap between indie beer lovers and indie film lovers is very strong as is the DIY creative spirit in both communities – as playwright Sam Shepard once wrote, “It’s the same love, it just got split in two,” said Sam Calagione, Founder and President of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.
“Sam Calagione is a well-deserved legend in the craft brewing world. It is an honor to work with him and his team to produce this annual event. The Off-centered Film Fest has become something of a beer-soaked Christmas for our team in Austin,” said Tim League Co-Founder/CEO Alamo Drafthouse.
Additional information can be found on the official site for the Off-Centered Film Fest.