PCT Film Festival – Call for Entries

A message from Ryan “Prodeal” Christensen:
Its that time of year again! From outside my front door I can see the Sierra glisten under a mantle of white. Winter has arrived in the high country. Now is the time to start putting together your videos for the 2011 Pacific Crest Trail Film Festival at the Kick-off!

For 2011 we will have two categories: videos up to 8 minutes in length and videos between 8 and up to 20 minutes in length. We will only select one or two of the longer videos to screen and the rest of the time will be slotted for the shorter videos. Screening up to 10 of the shorter videos gives more people the chance to share their work of art to the PCT community.

We are looking for short videos that are related to the PCT. We are not looking for videos that were mindlessly thrown together- we are looking for videos that have story- videos that show that you has something to say. The video could be funny, painful, uplifting. It could offer a vignette into a particular aspect of hiking the trail; it could explore a particular place or person; it could explore a particular incident or event—but the most important requirement is that it relates to the PCT.

Videos must be submitted by April 15th so it can be received in time for the April 29th start of the 2011 kick-off. Videos should be burned to a DVD Disk. I-Movie, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and Windows Movie Maker all can do this for you. It can be in wide-screen 16×9 or 4×3 aspect ratio. The total running time and the video-creators contact information should be written on the disk. The selection of videos to be shown is per the discretion of ProDeal. Submissions may be retained for future use or discarded. No DVD’s will be returned. No video will be used for any other use without the permission of the video creator.

The mailing address to send the DVD’s will come out in early January. Look for an announcement on the ADZ website: http://www.siechert.org/adz/, on the PCT-L or you can email me directly.
We are looking forward to your viewing your creations!
Ryan “ProDeal” Christensen
[email protected]