g The Film Panel Notetaker: From Here to Awesome

Monday, January 21, 2008

From Here to Awesome

I'm slightly late on posting about this, but thanks to me checking in with my new IndieGoGo profile, I was reminded just now about what seems to be quite a revolutionary new film festival called FROM HERE TO AWESOME, founded by DIY filmmakers Lance Weiler (The Last Broadcast, Head Trauma), Arin Crumley (Four Eyed Monsters) and M dot Strange (We Are The Strange).

Now according to FROM HERE TO AWESOME'S IndieGoGo profile, there is to be "10 feature films, 10 shorts and 10 virtual panels to change the face of film." Upon logging onto the official FROM HERE TO AWESOME site, I was unable to find any specific details about the 10 virtual panels, however, Lance Weiler posts on the blog, "This is an experiment and we welcome your thoughts, comments and suggestions. If you’d like to suggest a film, panelist or speaker please send an email to info [@] fromheretoawesome.com."

In the mean time, here's a brief summation of what the festival is all about according to the website:

"FROM HERE TO AWESOME is a discovery and distribution festival that might be the perfect system to get your film blasted to audiences in theaters, living rooms, online and via mobile phones. All filmmakers are welcome to be a part of the festival. There are NO submission fees, filmmakers retain their rights while receiving revenue directly from the distribution outlets. A wide range of major promotional partners and distribution platforms are on board. All we need now is your film. Please submit ASAP to give the festival’s audience time to vote your film into the top 10, so it can be a part of the April Showcase."

FROM HERE TO AWESOME started accepting submissions on Jan. 10. Here's a list of other key dates to keep in mind:

MARCH 7th - SUBMISSION DEADLINE
MARCH 10th - VOTING STARTS
APRIL 7th - FESTIVAL LAUNCHES

Good luck to all!

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