The Traverse City Film Festival announces 2011 Short Film “Bumper” Contest
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — You watch them on YouTube, you watch them on Saturday Night Live, now it’s your turn to show us what you’ve got. Spoofing your favorite movie trailer and showing off your love for Traverse City could land you some cold, hard cash during this year’s film festival.
FIM Group, in conjunction with the Traverse City Film Festival, is sponsoring the 2011 Bumper Contest (bumpers are short films that play before feature films). This year we’re asking filmmakers to strut their movie-making mojo by creating a movie trailer parody featuring Traverse City and the film festival.
Top prizes are $1,000, $500 and $250 (with several $100 runner-up awards). Plus, all winning bumpers will be shown before feature films during the 2011 Traverse City Film Festival.
So for all you aspiring filmmakers who love Traverse City and the TCFF, here’s your chance to shine. Get ready to show us your best because the deadline for submissions is July 8, 2011. Winners will be announced July 18, 2011.
TCFF is looking forward to another crop of submissions like those from last year’s winners, Joe Carter, Gym Hinderer, Ian Prokes, John Paul Morris, and Scott McCambridge.
For more information visit traversecityfilmfest.org. For submission entries, contact email@example.com or mail to P.O. Box 4064, Traverse CIty, MI 49685.