Screen your film, tour the South, get paid
South Arts is now accepting film submissions for consideration for the 2016-17 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Up to 18 films and filmmakers will tour the South for 10-12 days, screening their work and interacting with audiences.
As the nation’s first regional tour of independent filmmakers, Southern Circuit provides filmmakers with the paid opportunity to participate in a multi-venue tour of the American South, screen their films for new audiences, and engage audiences in discussions about the content and production of their films. Southern Circuit works with screening partners to develop independent film audiences throughout the South.
(Related: organizations can apply to be screening partners.)
Southern Circuit is composed of three separate Circuits, each with six filmmakers (for a total of 18 filmmakers) who travel (by air and auto) to an estimated six to eight communities each throughout the Southeastern United States. The Circuit occurs September, October, November, February, March, and April. Filmmakers tour an estimated 10-12 days in one of those months.
Selected as one of MovieMaker Magazine’s ’50 Film Festivals worth the Entry Fee, 2015,’ Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. Audiences have viewed over 300 films and have engaged filmmakers in post-screening discussions in more than 100 Southern communities. The tour takes the audience away from their televisions, computers, tablets and phones and connects them with independent filmmakers – live! Southern Circuit transforms watching independent films from a solitary experience into a communal one.
Early bird application deadline is Jan. 14; regular deadline is Feb. 29.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join the nation’s original regional tour of indie films and filmmakers!
Via: South Arts