Two Day Film Contest Returns


Kansas City, Mo.) In its second year, students, filmmakers and literally anyone with an HD camera can submit footage to compete in a bi-city filmmaking competition between two gigabit cities – Chattanooga and Kansas City. The competition starts today. The theme will be announced at the kick-off event at Google Fiber Space from 4:30-6:30 p.m. this evening and shared on social channels. Participants will have 24 hours to submit clips (cut off is Saturday at 4:30 pm). Editing teams and composers in each city will create films from the footage submitted. The screening and Award Ceremony will occur on Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Google Fiber Space from 4:30-6:30 pm. Prizes will be awarded for “Best Shot” and “Best in Show.” A Kansas City resident was last year’s winner.

The Association for Visual Arts (AVA), in Chattanooga,  KC Digital Drive  and the Kansas City Film Society are collaborating again on a milestone community film project,  Capture: A Community Filmmaking Project to be held Sept. 16-18, 2016.   For the second year in a row, a crowd-sourced film project will happen simultaneously in two cities in two different states.

Gigabit cities, Chattanooga and Kansas City have partnered again to challenge people in both cities to submit film clips that provide insight on their communities around a specific theme.  KC and Chattanooga are among the few cities in the nation that currently provide fiber optic, high-speed Internet, a key component of the project.

“Kansas City is home to some of the most creative minds in the country,” said Mayor Sly James. “I know our talented citizens are up to the challenge and although both gigabit cities have tremendous support in their own communities, I’m confident Kansas City will take home the Capture trophy once again!”

Founded by AVA in 2013, the Capture project joins community members with professional filmmakers, editors and musicians to create short films around specific themes.

The film contest comes on the heels of Techweek Kansas City, Sept. 12-18.  After the videos have been uploaded, teams of professional editors and composers will turn the crowdsourced material into short films that will be shown in both cities simultaneously on September 18. The screening is a ticketed event open to the public and will occur at the Google Fiber Space in Westport.

A strong supporter of this event, The KC Film Office and Missouri Film Office are also sponsors.

Click here to register to submit footage and to purchase tickets for the screening and Award Ceremony or for directions on how to submit film.


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