Seedling announces Offshoot Film Festival’s movie lineupBanner, News — By Christopher Spencer on September 24, 2010 at 1:55 am
The Offshoot Film Festival will be held Oct 7 to Oct 10 in downtown Fayetteville. The event is being coordinated by the Seedling Film Association, a nonprofit group dedicated to enhancing the film industry in Northwest Arkansas.
Speaking at the UArk Ballroom, members of Seedling announced an ambitious slate of movies covering every major genre.
The categories of competition are:
- Narrative Features
- Arkansas Connection.
A Weekend Pass costs $30 and provides access to all events. A $5 per movie fee can also be paid.
Passes are now on sale and can be purchased now on the website www.offshootfilmfest.com .
Ozarks Unbound is a media sponsors for the event and is offering a giveaway for six Weekend Passes. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.
There are several interesting films, but The Rock’n'Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher might be the break out movie of the festival.
It is set just across the border in Tulsa, Okla. and features the awkward adventures of Duncan Christopher, the son of a troubled rock star. Duncan is an avid Dungeons and Dragons player trying to make it the world of competitive karaoke.
The writer and lead actor, Jack Roberts, is expected to present for the film to answer questions afterward.
Offshoot is the pinnacle event for Seedling Film Association. As well as screening different types of independent films, the fest will include educational opportunities with industry professionals as well as post screening Q and A with filmmakers that are in attendance. If that’s not enough reason to attend, each night includes an Official Offshoot After Party. These parties happen at designated locations around Dickson Street and are an excellent opportunity to continue networking.
Seedling Film Association hopes to collect enough from the festival and other film related events in the future to start a grant program for local filmmakers. Seedling would like to give one grant every year to help get a project off the ground.
Until then, the goal is to keep providing quality experiences for the community around the ever inspiring and evolving art of moving pictures.
The Line Up
Thursday, Oct. 7 – Be Energized…
3 p.m. – Box Office Open at East Square Plaza and UARK Ballroom
6 p.m. – Opening Ceremony – East Square Plaza
9:30 p.m. – Energy Shot – A collection of animation and high energy short films – UARK Ballroom
10:30 p.m. – After Party at You Know Uno’s with Karaoke Legend Simply Irresistible
Friday, Oct. 8 – Be Environmental
Noon – The Social Hour – A collection of socially relevant short films – UARK Ballroom
6 p.m. – Special Dinner at Whole Earth Organic Lounge $6.95 all you can eat buffet
10 p.m. – After Party at Whole Earth Organic Lounge – live music
11 p.m. – After Party at Wine Cellar – a quiet retreat
Saturday, Oct. 9 – Be Educated…
9 a.m. – First Come First Served – Global Campus
9 a.m. – Children’s Acting Workshop – Global Campus
10 a.m. – Student Films +Area High School Youth Films – Global Campus
Noon – Analyze This! – Script analysis workshop for filmmakers with Bruce Hutchinson
12 p.m. – Light it Up –Lighting workshop by Tom Wostak
1:30 p.m. – The Write Stuff – Writer’s Panel hosted by Graham Gordy with participation from visiting filmmakers, Bob Ford, Steve Snediker, and Mark Landon Smith
1:30 p.m. – Technology Workshop – Global Campus
2:30 p.m. – Arkie Shorts – Short films made right here in Arkansas – Global Campus
5 p.m. – Darkness Falls – a collection of shorts including dark drama and dark comedy – Global Campus
7 p.m. –Still on the Hill – Global Campus
9 p.m. – Innocent Crimes – Global Campus
10:30 p.m. – After Party at Powerhouse sponsored by Samuel Adams with Live Music
Sunday Oct. 10 – Be Enlightened…
2 p.m. – Edifying Shorts – a collection of short films that inspire, inform or both- UARK Ballroom
4 p.m. – Touched – UARK Ballroom
6 p.m. – Closing Ceremonies – UARK Ballroom
9 p.m. – After Party – Speakeasy
- Offshoot Film Festival, Final Day Schedule … Be Enlightened at 11:12 am on October 10, 2010
- Offshoot Film Festival, Day 3 Schedule … Be Educated at 2:38 am on October 9, 2010
- Offshoot Film Festival, Day 2 Schedule (China: Rebirth of an Empire and others) at 11:08 am on October 8, 2010
- Get Your Short Made: Seedling Short Storm arrives Wednesday at 5:16 pm on May 25, 2010
- Seedling Film Association showcases films at Bentonville’s ArtsFest at 1:00 pm on June 7, 2011
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