Monday, August 9, 2010

Sci-Fi and Fantasty Film Competition

The Memphis Film Society is sponsoring a science fiction and fantasy short film competition for the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention ( The competition is open to filmmakers nationwide--though we definitely would like to see the bulk of the shorts coming from Memphis! Entering the competition is free and the top ten films (selected by viewers and a local board of filmmakers) will be featured in a program at the convention (as well as get a free pass to the event). The overall winner will even get a prize (to be announced later, but will be great!).

Entering the competition is easy:

1. Shoot your short film. It needs to be science fiction or fantasy in nature, ten minutes or less and not infringe upon any copyrights (Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, etc.).  It needs to also conform to a PG-13 rating or safer--so no nudity, excessive profanity, etc.

2. Sign up for a Vimeo account ( Then upload your short film to Vimeo and request to add it to the official film competition channel ( There is a 'Shout Box' on the channel you can use to make your request to add your film to the channel (be sure to include the url to your short and to make your film 'public').

3. The week prior to the convention (dates for the convention are Nov. 5 and 6), winners will be announced.

It's that easy--and, again, it's completely free! If you have any issues uploading your film, getting it on the channel or simply have a question, contact us at and we'll get right back to you. Now go shoot that film!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

June 2010 MFS Mixer, Brad Ellis

If you weren't able to make it out for the June 2010 Memphis Film Society mixer at Raffe's Deli and Beergarden, you don't know what you missed!  Besides the usual assortment of great drink specials and fun mixing it up with others in the Memphis film community, you also missed out on a lot of good info from director Brad Ellis (Daylight Fades).  But never fear!  We recorded Brad's presentation and you can watch it here in all its two-part glory.  Enjoy!