On Saturday, March 7th at 8pm, Lowell Telecommunications Corporation (LTC), the Revolving Museum, and Medfield.TV in Lowell, MA will present a screening of the 100 Second Film Festival. The festival is an ever-evolving project started by LTC and the Revolving Museum in 2005. The goal of the project is to create a festival that can be tailored to the specific needs of a venue or area. Ideally, each festival will represent local filmmakers in the area and give them an opportunity to share their work with the community.
There are no entry fees and the festival is non-competitive. Filmmakers can submit their films either through the mail or over the Internet. Utilizing the Internet, each screening draws upon this ever-growing pool of videos to create a unique presentation of films specific to the desires of the curator(s). Any and all genres are acceptable; the only stipulation is the submission must be 100 seconds. In 2007, Medfield.TV, the public access station, became another venue for the festival. Creative Commons fuels the festival, making the public sharing and viewing of these videos possible.
The 119 Gallery in Lowell hosted a screening in late January and there are more to come later this year. Anyone can host a screening; they only need to contact Jason Daniels, the executive director at Medfield.TV and the founder of the festival. The creators of the festival hope to bring people together through the creative process of making, sharing, and watching videos.
The tickets for the screening at the Revolving Museum are $4.
Visit http://100seconds.org to learn more about the festival.