Short is sweet. Though sometimes short can be bitter or poignant or joyful or gloomy.
Park Circle Films' 10th Lowcountry Shorts Festival, slated for Saturday and Sunday, will features movies that run the emotional and atmospheric gamut - 47 in all, more than ever before.
The festival also embeds five feature-length films among the plethora of shorts, all screened at the Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Ave. in North Charleston, the Film Society's regular screening location.
This time, four of the shorts are made by South Carolina auteurs: "Last Night At The Ellington," by Geoffrey Gunn of Greenville; "And Again" by Donna Jones of Charleston; "Like Emmy" by Ken Cohen of Myrtle Beach; and "The Cabin" by Tommy Faircloth of Columbia.
Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Best of the Fest, Regional Spotlight (for films from the southeastern states) and Audience Award. In addition to earning $150, winners will receive access to film editing and screenwriting software.
WHAT: Lowcountry Shorts Festival, presented by Park Circle Films
WHEN: Sept. 20 and 21
WHERE: Olde Village Community Building, 4820 Jenkins Ave., North Charleston
COST: $10 per block; $35 for full festival
MORE INFO: http://festival.parkcirclefilms.org/
Indie Grits Film Festival, the Southeast’s premier film and culture festival in Columbia, S.C. for DIY media-makers, will take place April 15-19, 2015, and for the first time, the festival will have a theme: “Future Perfect.” Additionally, 2015’s Indie Grits is calling for visual artists whose work will enhance Columbia’s public spaces during the festival for a multi-faceted exhibit, thanks to funding by an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The ninth annual Indie Grits, hosted by the Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina’s oldest art-house cinema located on Main Street in South Carolina’s capital city, will feature five full days of the best DIY short, experimental, animated and student film, music, food and outside-the-box artistic performances from South Carolina and the Southeast. Indie Grits has twice been named one of MovieMaker magazine’s Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World.
The workshop is free and open to the public. A simple registration is required. REGISTER HERE.
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Originally printed at http://www.abccolumbia.com/news/local/Mobile-App--Seeks-to-Attract-Hollywood-Film-Buffs-272216851.html
By Monique Williams, August 21, 2014
Columbia, S.C, (WOLO) -- The South Carolina Film Commission unveils a new mobile filmography app to attract movie executives and also the average movie buff.
More than 100 feature films and 70+ TV movies, series, and pilots have been produced in South Carolina. Now, a new smart phone app lists all those projects shot in the Palmetto State during the past 100 years, with the hope of adding more box office hits to the state's resume.
"The iconic scene [in Forrest Gump] was shot on a bench in Savannah in five days, but the majority was shot in South Carolina," said Tom Clark with the SC Film Commission. "Who knew?"
Charleston Regional Business Journal
Published August 6, 2014
CBS spent nearly $18 million in South Carolina last year filming the Lowcountry-based television series Reckless, according to the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
Charleston was home to the show’s pilot, which was filmed in February and March 2013, and first season, which was filmed from July through December. In that time, more than 860 jobs were created, including 90 temporary positions for police, firefighters and extras, the department said.
The show’s cast and crew purchased goods and services at more than 835 suppliers and generated 17,300 lodging nights in the Charleston area, according to the department.
Reckless, the legal drama starring Cam Gigandet and Anna Wood along with Michael Gladis, Georgina Haig, Gregory Harrison, Shawn Hatosy and Kim Wayans, currently airs at 10 p.m. Sundays on CBS.
TV cameras were also rolling north of Charleston recently.
Golf Channel filmed Big Break Myrtle Beach in June at Pawleys Plantation on Pawleys Island and at Barefoot Resort’sDye, Fazio and Love golf courses.