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22-May-2015 6:12pm PDT  

 

First Look Student Program at The Starz Denver Film Festival

14 Annual November 05, 2014 to November 16, 2014

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1510 York Street
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Denver CO 80206
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Phone: 303-595-3456
firstlook@denverfilm.org
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Student Short Films
The First Look Student Program has a prominent role as part of the internationally acclaimed Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF). First Look programs the best films from undergrad and graduate film schools from around the world. Over the ten days of SDFF First Look programs a series of five shorts packages that screen twice during the course of the festival.

Entering our 14th year, the First Look Student Program focuses on finding the next generation of great filmmakers and presenting their work to a larger audience through our program with SDFF.

With screenings held at the modern Sie FilmCenter, First Look programs a full slate of student shorts, over multiple nights. With the potential of each screening being seen by an audience consisting of over 45,000 attendees. We provide a place where up-and-coming filmmakers can present quality films in a professional setting and be taken seriously as filmmakers and artists.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The First Look Student Program is part of the internationally acclaimed Starz Denver Film Festival.

"First Look" is all about student film! For the last 14 years we have been consistently blowing away our audiences with the quality, creativity and passion we find in student films.

Our purpose is to provide a quality setting for the best up and coming filmmakers to screen their works. As part of the Starz Denver Film Festival, we continue to accomplish our mission by programming five separate shorts programs from film schools not only in North America, but from around the world.



ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The First Look Student Program has a prominent role as part of the internationally acclaimed Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF). First Look programs the best films from undergrad and graduate films schools from around the world. Over the ten days of SDFF First Look programs a series of five shorts packages that screen twice during the course of the festival.

Entering our 14th year, the First Look Student Program focuses on finding the next generation of great filmmakers and presenting their work to a larger audience through our program during SDFF.

With screenings held at the modern Sie FilmCenter, First Look programs a full slate of student shorts, over multiple nights. With the potential of each screening being seen by an audience consisting of over 45,000 attendees. We provide a place where up-and-coming filmmakers can present quality films in a professional setting and be taken seriously as filmmakers and artists.

The festival was started (and is still run!) by two former college students who attended film school at the University of Colorado. In 14 years, "First Look" has grown from a one night, local, student film festival into an integral addition to the much larger Starz Denver Film Festival, which will be entering its 36th year, and is attended by more than 45,000 people. By emphasizing quality storytelling and entertainment value in our selections, over big names and big budgets, we have gained a reputation as a great experience for filmmakers and festival goers alike.

Held at the Sie FilmCenter, and the Denver Pavilions United Artists theater in Denver, the films screened at the festival will be shown during the critically acclaimed Starz Denver Film Festival.

We highly encourage our filmmakers to attend the event as it is a great opportunity to see what is being taught at other film schools. Receptions are held each night of the festival as a way to facilitate networking with a vast number of filmmakers and industry peeps who attend each year. Attending filmmakers will have various opportunities to meet new people. Filmmaking attracts an eclectic group of people from a diverse array of backgrounds and we love to get everyone together and see what happens!

We accept short films - 30 minutes or less. We also limit our submissions to films created by either graduate or undergraduate students. You don't have to be a film student, (nor do you have to be young) but we do ask that you only submit films which were primarily completed during a course of study.

We look forward to previewing your entry!

- Josh and Wade -




GENERAL RULES
Eligibility Requirements
All films must have been completed after July 2012.
Films may not have screened in the Denver/Boulder metro area prior to the dates of SDFF. While a Colorado premiere is not a requirement for SDFF, it is taken into account when selecting the final program
Feature films must not have screened on U.S. television, in commercial release or on the Internet prior to the dates of the festival
All films not in English must be subtitled in English for presentation.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Eligibility Requirements All films must have been completed after July 2012. Films may not have screened in the Denver/Boulder metro area prior to the dates of SDFF. While a Colorado premiere is not a requirement for SDFF, it is taken into account when selecting the final program Feature films must not have screened on U.S. television, in commercial release or on the Internet prior to the dates of the festival All films not in English must be subtitled in English for presentation.