Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival

The 2014 Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest will be held January 23rd, 24th & 25th 2014 in the historic City Auditorium located at 36 S. Main Street.
Set in the unique Ozark Mountain town in Arkansas, the Eureka Springs Winter Film Fest aspires to promote and encourage independent filmmakers of all ages and celebrates the art of filmmaking in our community and beyond. We seek independent films that inspire, enlighten and entertain.
Film submission criteria: Categories: drama, comedy, documentary, art film, animation.

Length of film: 5 to 30 minutes (roughly).  Deadline for submission: December 31, 2013  Entry fee: $25 Format: Digital.

For more information, contact: Teresa DeVito, 479-363-8185 or eurekaspringsfilm@gmail.com

Web: www.esindiefilmfest.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/eurekaspringsfilm

 

EUREKA SPRINGS INDIE FILM FEST ANNOUNCES JUDGES PANEL

The selected judges are film, multi-media professionals and film/digital video instructors with international experience.

Jill Noonan-Slane started her career in the film business as an actress. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to form her own production company, Dreams Beyond Productions, based in Oklahoma and Florida. Together, with her husband, Rod Slane, she has produced hundreds of commercials and numerous documentaries for independent clients and networks along with a string of US based indie feature films. She entered international production with RETURN TO SENDER, directed by Bille August, and established Dreams Beyond Pictures in London and Copenhagen together with her European producing partner, Helge Sten-Knudsen. They currently have five feature films and a television mini-series in various stages of production and development. Jill is also a co-founder and managing partner of a US-based music production company based in New Jersey.
Rod Slane has been involved the entertainment business for most of his life as a music composer, sound designer, film producer and director. As a young boy he found that he had unique perspective in photography and built a lab in the basement of his father’s home to develop and print his original works of art. His musical curiosity guided him to move from instrument to instrument, allowing him to become proficient in each, while experimenting with their many unique sounds to create original soundscapes. Over the next three decades Rod would score original music for feature films, compose music for television and write and perform music for hundreds of radio and TV commercials as well as create a licensed royalty-free commercial music library. Having trained in architectural drafting Rod has also consulted, designed, and built several state of the art production facilities. Now, Rod lives comfortably in NW Arkansas composing and creating music products for several of his own distribution companies worldwide.

Linda Lewis has a background in radio marketing and promotions, television and film production. She has served as producer and host for more than 40 television programs, films and documentaries. Currently, Linda and husband, Christopher Lewis own a production company, The Entertainment Group, based in Jensen Beach, Florida.

Christopher Lewis has been involved in the film and television industry since the age of 16. He attended USC Film School and has been a newscaster, the host of PM Magazine along with several other television series. He has directed, written and produced commercials, documentaries, television programs and films. He currently is a partner with his wife Linda Lewis in their Florida based production company, The Entertainment Group.
Doug Wynn is a media professional, entertainer, artist, and educator, He developed curriculum for film, photography and web programs at the Art Institute of Charleston; is Creative Director for Flying Cardboard and the current Head of School at Clear Springs School in Eureka Springs. He was the film, video and photography instructor at the Art Institute of Phoenix.
Christopher Crane, Arkansas Film Commissioner, will participate as a special film commentator on “The Best of Show” and “Young Filmmaker” categories.
The Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest was founded by Teresa DeVito. ESIFF is a not for profit project of the Eureka Springs Arts Council dedicated to the talent of filmmaking both as an art form and as a medium of information and education. The ESIFF mission is to inspire, encourage, recognize and promote the work of independent established and emerging filmmakers.