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21-Apr-2014 7:43am PDT  

 

Sound of Silent Film Festival

09 Annual April 05, 2014 to April 29, 2014

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1758 W. Wilson
Chicago IL 60640
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Phone: 773.334.3650
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Short Silent Films
Films up to 20 minutes long in any genre. Films must be silent or without dialogue and able to be screened silently. If the film does not have music we can write music for it. Live music is an integral part of this festival and so all films must have a score that can be performed live.
Films with no dialogue
Films up to 20 minutes long in any genre. Films must be silent or without dialogue and able to be screened silently. If the film does not have music we can write music for it. Live music is an integral part of this festival and so all films must have a score that can be performed live.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
It is the mission of the Sound of Silent Film Festival to present modern silent films, or films without dialogue that can be screened in silence, with original music performed live, to encourage filmmakers to work in the silent tradition and to introduce this exciting medium to new audiences.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Sound of Silent Film Festival is now eight years old and has sold out the Chopin Theatre in Chicago's Ukranian Village neighborhood every year. We screen each film in silence with original music by our composer members performed live.

The deadline has passed for the 2014 festival in Chicago but you can still submit if you'd like to be included for our New York performance in October of 2014.

The films we screen are either actual modern silent films with no sound whatsoever or films without dialogue with sound effects that can easily be recreated acoustically in the musical score.

We will consider films too that have an existing musical score if we can perform it with the film for the instruments we have available.

In addition to films by up and comers we have also programmed and performed live music to well-known filmmakers such as Guy Maddin, Martin Scorsese, Alexander Payne, the Brothers Quay and others.

We're interested in short films, between 2 and 20 minutes long, in all styles and genres.

The event routinely gets a lot of press and attracts younger audiences between 18 and 40. It's BYOB

We're very excited to be moving the festival this year to the Music Box Theater, one of Chicago's premiere art house film presenters. We are also planning to present the festival in New York City again at Anthology Film Archives as we did in 2012 with two sold out shows.

ORGANIZERS
Seth Boustead (Festival Registrar) ; Seth Boustead (Festival Registrar) ; Seth Boustead (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. I agree to allow my film to be shown publicly by the Sound of Silent Film Festival 2. I understand that there is no monetary or other prize associated with this festival other than a high profile public screening in Chicago 3. I agree to allow music to be performed live to my film, either music that is already in the film or new music composed specifically for the film. 4. If possible I will travel to Chicago for the premiere and drink a beer with the festival presenters