2013 Disposable Film Festival Opens this weekend.


Castro Theater
photo courtesy of DFF

The Disposable Film Festival opens this weekend at the historic Castro Theater - March 21-24th. Now on its 6th year, the one of a kind festival celebrates the artistic potential of disposable video. What is a "disposable video" you may ask? It's everything you shoot with video phones, computers, and point and shoot cameras. All those moments captured in the non-professional video art form.

One would imagine crappy videos with "disposable" as a label, but since the film festival's inception, the submissions by artists along with technological advancements have evolved into a cinematic treat. "The whole video landscape has changed since DFF launched 7 years ago. Back then, making a film on your cellphone was a weird experimental idea. But now the revolution has happened and disposable has completely mainstreamed, with films like 'Searching for Sugarman' shooting on iPhone. Our Focus has changed with the times too... Disposable is the new reality of filmmaking." Says Festival Co-founder and Executive Director Carlton Evans.


photo courtesy of DFF

Opening night kicks off at the historic Castro Theater on March 21st at 8:00pm with the festival's favorite "Competitive Shorts". Showcasing curated selections of the best of thousands of disposable films made on a variety of devices from around the globe. The films will all be rated by an expert panel of judges with fan participation to vote for the Audience Choice Award. Tickets are available on eventbrite at $15 plus fees.

Check out past films from DFF online

Event Schedule:
OPENING NIGHT
To celebrate this new reality, Opening Night kicks off with festival favorite Competitive Shorts at the famous Castro Theater, on March 21 at 8:00 PM (429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114). The evening showcases a curated selection of the best of thousands of disposable films made on a variety of devices from around the globe. All films will be rated by an expert panel of judges, and fans can vote for their favorites during the Audience Choice Award. Tickets can be purchased online for $15 plus fees here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3906707066.

Competitive Shorts will be followed by a variety of events later on in the week, such as panel discussions and workshops on tantalizingly geekish topics such as food, social justice, disposable film techniques and the latest in disposable film tech.

Just Food: Dining with Justice Dinner + Screening
DFF will wet your appetite for food, film and justice at Just Food: Dining with Justice Dinner + Screening on Friday, March 22 at 7:00 PM. This event includes dinner and a movie with lively Q&A discussions. Tickets are $80 plus fees and can be purchased online here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5136481354.

Fans and would-be disposable producers will learn techniques to visual narration and other secrets to creating interesting films at the DFF’s Weekend Workshop: Visual Storytelling. This two-day event is on Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 PM and Sunday, March 24 at 4:00 PM. Tickets are $25 plus fees and can be purchased online here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5136896596.

DFF Geek: Film and Tech Expo
DFF Geek: Film and Tech Expo will help connect fans to the latest gadgets, sites, apps, and accessories in disposable filmmaking. This unique expo takes place on Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 PM. Event is free. To RSVP, visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5136635816.

FESTIVAL WRAP
The festival will wrap with panel discussion Lights, Camera, Social Action! On Sunday, March 24 at 1:00 PM. The event will focus on social advocacy and filmmaking. Event is free. To RSVP, visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5136794290.

Further information, tickets, and addresses can be found at http://disposablefilm.com/events.


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