Reno Worldcon Announces Film Festival

The Renovation Independent/ Fan Film Festival 2011 under the leadership of Nat Saenz will be a feature of next year’s Worldcon:  

Films will be accepted in the following categories: Trailers, Short Film (under 10 minutes), Short Films (under 30 minutes), and Feature Films (over 30 minutes).  All films must be appropriate for all ages audiences, must be accompanied by the official entry form and $20.00 (US) entry fee, and can be live action, animation, or a combination of both.  There will be monetary awards for People’s Choice, 1st and 2nd places as well as specially designed Renovation Film Festival awards and certificates.  All films must be postmarked by the deadline of July 1st, 2011, and filmmakers with accepted entries will be notified around the beginning of August.

Saenz has a decade of experience as a film festival organizer, and his events have often attracted industry guests.

Film festival information including the Official Rules and Entry Form is available here.

The full press release follows the jump.

 PRESS RELEASE #8

Renovation
The 69th World Science Fiction Convention
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PO Box 13278
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Renovation Announces Independent/Fan Film Festival

Monday, May 3, 2010

Reno, Nevada, USA

Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention being held in Reno, Nevada, USA on August 17-21 2011, proudly announces the Renovation Independent/ Fan Film Festival 2011!  Run by Nat Saenz, coordinator of the Tri-City Independent/Fan Film Festival (TCIF3), this innovative addition to Renovation in 2011 promises visual delights and opens up new dimensions in the creative options for Worldcon participants.  Renovation’s theme is New Frontiers, and adding this format for creative artists develops a new and exciting direction to Worldcon programming for attendees to enjoy.

Saenz brings an impressive resume to Renovation.  He started making fan films in the early 90s and began organizing independent film festivals in 2000.  He started the Radcon Video Festival in 2004, which evolved into the Radcon Film Festival by 2007.  That year he received over 50 films from around the world.  He became the media chair for Radcon and brought in many industry guests including Trey Stokes, John Huggins, Dragon Dronet (Renegade Effects, LA), Rob Caves and crew from Hidden Frontier, Dead Gentlemen Productions (The Gamers) and Sean Kennedy (makeup artist, LA).  In 2008, he combined the Columbia Basin Video Festival and the Radcon Fan Film Festival into the Tri-City Independent/Fan Film Festival with media guests Tim Russ (actor/director) and Andy Wolf (actor/director/producer).

Films will be accepted in the following categories: Trailers, Short Film (under 10 minutes), Short Films (under 30 minutes), and Feature Films (over 30 minutes).  All films must be appropriate for all ages audiences, must be accompanied by the official entry form and $20.00 (US) entry fee, and can be live action, animation, or a combination of both.  There will be monetary awards for People’s Choice, 1st and 2nd places as well as specially designed Renovation Film Festival awards and certificates.  All films must be postmarked by the deadline of July 1st, 2011, and filmmakers with accepted entries will be notified around the beginning of August.

Further film festival information including Official Rules and Entry Form will be available at http://www.renovationsf.org/filmfest.php.  For any questions or information specifically related to the film festival, please e-mail film-festival@renovationsf.org

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