PRLog - Jan. 29, 2013 - PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Contact:
World Arts Film Festival 2013 Poster by Sean Mahan
World Arts Film Festival
PO Box 933
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004
WORLD ARTS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 INAUGURAL EVENT FOR JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
(Jacksonville, FL) – The World Arts Film Festival is seeking submissions from first-time and established filmmakers for a wide range of short film screenings, panels, workshops, and exhibits to be held during this new three-day event April 11, 12, 13, 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.
Created by the non-profit World Arts Education as part of its global educational outreach, the festival will bring diverse groups of filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds, including those with special needs, to meet and mentor each other and their audiences through this new venue.
The organization was founded by individuals in New York, Los Angeles and Jacksonville, and supported through a growing network of advisors, is dedicated to a global message of inclusion through the arts and education.
“Our signature annual event will be the film festival, which is open to all ages and all abilities,” said Karen Sadler, director of the festival, “We want it to truly elevate the unique visual ‘voices’ of film artists and how they see, hear, smell, feel and touch the world.”
Entries must be short films no longer than 20 minutes and received before Feb. 28, 2013. Submissions are welcome from filmmakers wanting to create, inspire and share their work worldwide. All entries must be in one or more of the following categories:
New Media (Music Video, Public Service, and Mobile Films)
More information and descriptions of each category can be found on the festival website or on Withoutabox, a division of IMDB (Internet Movie Database) at http://www.Withoutabox.com/
“The festival recognizes top films and the talents that create them, presenting a showcase of quality work and a venue for exploring the filmmaking process,” said Sadler.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of the University of North Florida, is planning a week of events to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder and its impact on individuals and families. The World Arts Film Festival coincides with the museum’s annual exhibition that features work created by participants in its highly successful Rainbow Artists: Art and Autism Across the Spectrum program.
For more information on sponsorship, volunteering or to share ideas, contact Director, Karen Sadler. Go to the organization's website at http://www.WorldArtsEducation.org
Call for Entries:
Submit to http://www.Withoutabox.com/
Final Entry Deadline is February 28, 2013
Selection Decisions by March 11, 2013