It’s Summertime – Break out with your shorts

Not the daisy dukes kind, but the on-screen shorts.  Although, we do like the visuals of short shorts on shorts. 

Ten Minutes of Film. Ten days. Twenty eight film makers.  This is Summerfest 2011 10X 10 Film Challenge at The Crest.  If you see people running around in a hurry around the city, they could be part of the 28 teams who have taken the dare .  

The rules are easy.  Each team leader tore open an envelope containing a photograph and a list of paint colors.  The pictures range from old school wedding photographs to a snapshot of Crater Lake.  Their challenge is to incorporate the photo into their film.  They also must feature a paint color that was chosen by order of lottery. 

Teams have until 7pm on Sunday, Aug. 14 to complete the assignment.  Their finished projects must be turned into the Crest Theater on deadline to have a coveted spot on the big screen premiere on Sunday, August 21. 

On its twelfth year, the Sacramento Film and Music Festival continues to deliver crazy filmmaking programs.  Previous year’s 10X10 film challenge project winners are featured here.

The criteria for the winning film is based on best use of the image, paint color, and presentation.  

"Essentially,  the prize is the admiration of their peers and the right to refer to the win in their resume or profiles in the Internet Movie Database – there are no actual prizes," explained  Tony Sheppard, a professor at California State University, Sacramento.

SF & MF’s Summerfest runs from August 17th through August 21st.  The 10X10 film challenge screening of shorts is the finale for weekend. It closes with the announcement of the award winners after party at  Parlare Euro Lounge.  

Attracting an international audience, the event also incorporates the Sacbee Fashion Challenge.  This year, the theme is Catwalk: Outfits fit for a red carpet event – with a twist. 

Tickets and Screening Passes are available at the Crest box office and through

More Festival information and the complete schedule can be found at


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