“A phone call can change your life forever.” That’s the tag line for “Calling Soon,” an iPhone feature in production from Spanish director Xavier Satorra. The finished thriller will involve the participation of mobile moviemakers from around the world. More
You may enter this year’s Festival using the services of FilmFreeway. Moviemakers pay nothing extra–just the regular Festival fee (currently $15 for students and $25 for everyone else).
The feedback we’re getting is that FilmFreeway’s customer service is terrific. That certainly has been our experience from the Festival side.
You may, of course, enter the competition using our online submission form, but we urge you to give FilmFreeway a try. Setting up your submission information with FilmFreeway will enable you to enter a wide variety of other festivals.
We do request that before submitting with FilmFreeway, you visit our contest page to make sure that you qualify. You’ll also note that to enter the competition, you will need to upload your trailer to either vimeo.com or youtube.com.
File this story under “Sometimes Nice Guys Finish First.”
Bo Muller-Moore has just received trademark certification for “eat more kale,” a phrase that he had popularized by silk screening it on T-shirts, bumper stickers, and other collaterals. His goal was to promote locally grown produce.
Muller-Moore’s effort seemed innocuous until Chik-fil-A sent Bo a Cease and Desist letter and legally blocked his trademark application at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
In response to the Chick-fil-A attack, Muller-Moore teamed up with filmmaker James Lantz to begin work on a hilarious documentary about this battle over words. To gain attention and win allies, Lantz created a trailer for the not-yet-finished documentary. And that’s where the International Movie Trailer Festival comes in. The trailer won the Grand Prize in our 2012 competition. You can see it here.
We congratulate Bo, and we’re looking forward to seeing the completed documentary. Everyone is, except perhaps a certain billion dollar eatery.
- The 2014 Trailer Contest is now open for submissions. You’ll find details and the entry form in the Contest pull-down menu (above). You have the option of entering via FilmFreeway. We’re eager to see your work.