Registration for The Ghoulish Oktoberfest is open winner will receive $125.00.

The Ghoulish Oktoberfest is a fall themed film festival geared to bringing local South Carolina filmmakers together in order to encourage and promote the growth of film in South Carolina.

Selected filmmakers will be given a genre for their film: comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, etc. and filmmakers MUST set their film during the fall season.

Completed films can be no longer then ten minutes, including the end credits.

Filmmakers MUST be a resident of South Carolina and must provide previous links to their work upon registration.

There is no entry free for participating filmmakers. WINNER RECEIVES $125.O0. 

Register here

Timeline

Registration is opened through Friday, October 6th.

Kick off event will take place Thursday, October 12th.

Films must be submitted to Carolina Film Network on Wednesday, October 25th

The Ghoulish Oktoberfest Screening will be held on Saturday, October 28th.

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Carolina Film Network’s celebrates one year in operation

On Saturday, June 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., filmmakers from across the Carolinas will gather at Tapp’s Art Center for the Carolina Film Network’s First Year Anniversary. This event will showcase three films produced by local filmmakers and will include guest speaker Dan Rogers from the South Carolina Film Commission.

Films screening include The Wrong Girl by Dean Ferreira, Glass by Christian Brunetti, and Cartoonish by Ken Cohen. All three films are up for the audience choice award, the winner will screen again during the second quarterly meeting.

Attending the meeting as guest speaker is Dan Rogers from the South Carolina Film Commission. Rogers will be discussing resources South Carolina filmmakers can utilize such as the Indie Grants program, finding the perfect location for your film, and how to register with SCFC’s registry.

Dan Rogers from the South Carolina Film Commission lead the conversation last night discussing the role the SC Film Commission plays with bringing film to South Carolina.

Carolina Film Network is a non-profit organization that promotes local film in the Carolinas. It also serves as a link between entrepreneurs and industry professionals to stimulate economic growth. Carolina Film Network meets once a month in collaboration with Tapp’s Art Center.

Three films, a casting director, and New York based producer filming in Columbia will be in attendance at Carolina Film Network’s First Quarterly Meeting

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – On Tuesday, April 25th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., filmmakers from across the Carolinas will gather at Tapp’s Art Center for the Carolina Film Network’s First Quarterly Meeting. This event will showcase three films produced by local filmmakers and will include casting director Tara Lynn Marcelle of E. Marcelle Casting, Inc., as guest speaker.

Films screening include horror film Debbie Lynn directed by Sean B. Krumbholz, Our Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission directed by Christopher Tevebaugh and Spark directed by Daniel Merlin Miller submitted by the director of photography Michelle Elise Harding. All three films have screened at previous meetings, winning the audience choice award. They will once again compete for the audience choice award, the winner’s film will then progress to Carolina Film Network’s First Annual Film Festival.

Among the guest visiting, will be casting director Tara Lynn Marcelle of E. Marcelle Casting, Inc., who will be discussing the casting process along with the red flags creatives should look for in order to avoid being taken advantage. Marcelle is currently the head casting director for Sid Roth’s, It’s Supernatural. New York based producer and cinematographer Jordan Battiste will also be in attendance. He is currently filming, What Matters, a feature length drama in Columbia, S.C.

Carolina Film Network is a non-profit organization that promotes local film in the Carolinas. It also serves as a link between entrepreneurs and industry professionals to stimulate economic growth. Carolina Film Network meets once a month in collaboration with Tapp’s Art Center. For more information go to www.carolinafilmnetwork.org.

Admission to event is $5 at the door or online. To preorder tickets please click here.

Carolina Film Network to premiere Silas James Rowland’s ‘Dudeman’

Dudeman a short film directed by Silas James Rowland will premiere during Carolina Film Network’s November Meeting tomorrow at Tapp’s Art Center. The film, which also stars Rowland is set in 1977 and follows, Dudeman Pressley, a guy who has just been robbed of his weed and money and is running out of time before his supplier George takes out the trash.

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When asked what the audience can expect Rowland replied, “Dudeman is a different experience from anything I’ve done. It’s a lot more open world. Very dialogue and character driven.” Rowland also stated, “Working with a diversity of talent from those inexperience to those who show excellence in theatre really tested my abilities as a director and if anything knocked me on my butt. It was worth it. I learned a lot. And I have to say this is my favorite thing I’ve done thus far.”

Rowland started making movies when he was in 8th grade attempting to bring alternate egos to life on camera. He has produced 7 short films, over 40 skits, and is currently working on a feature film titled, Mr. Secret Agent Guy.

Carolina Film Network’s November Meeting will take place at Tapp’s Art Center from 7pm – 9pm. Bait, Teenage Caligula, and The Art House will also screen at the meeting. Followed by guest speaker Dr. Carmen Maye from the University of South Carolina who will discuss Copyright Law.

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Carolina Film Network – November Meeting Update

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Wonder what we’re doing at the Carolina Film Network November Meeting? Well we have a variety of sorts. From our guest speaker Dr. Carmen Maye who will be dropping in to discuss “Copyright Laws” to screening Teenage Caligula, The Art House, and premiering Dudeman a short film brought to us all by Silas James Rowland of Exploding Head Theory.
There is a few more special things to come; however, we’ll have to tell you about them later.
We are also opening the floor to filmmakers for a “Pitch Sessions” in order to learn what everyone else has going on in the film community here in the Carolinas.
Admission cost $5 in order to help pay for the venue provided by Tapp’s Arts Center.

Carolina Film Network – November Meeting Announcement

Copyright.. What does it exactly mean to be copyrighted? How do you go about having something copyrighted? How are YOU as a creative protected under copyright laws?

Find out on November 29th when UofSC’s Carmen Maye, J.D., Ph.D. drops in to discuss Copyright.
If there are any questions that you wish to be answered please feel free to let us know. That way we can be sure to direct the conversation appropriately.

Like usual we will kick off the meeting with a series of films. All must remain under 10 minutes. Link to submission process is here: https://carolinafilmnetwork.org/home/submit/

We will also open the floor to fellow filmmakers for a small pitch session. 

Our November Meeting will be held at Tapp’s Art Center beginning at 7pm. Ticket price to event is $5 in order to pay for the space provided by Tapp’s Art Center.

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Carolina Film Network – September Meeting Overview

Carolina Film Network kicked off the September Meeting last night screening Civil, The Gullah Project, and Eva’s Plug accompanied by a sneak peek of Family Possessions; all of which were incredible films brought to us by filmmakers in the Carolina’s.

Once the screenings were over the floor was turned over to writer, Allen Johnson, who is responsible for films such as The Freemason, which starred Sean Astin and Templar Nation, which starred Erik Estrada.

Afterwards a brief Q&A session with all the filmmakers and Johnson was held before releasing the crowd to intermingle and network with one another.

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September Meeting Film Screenings

The Gullah Project is not available for public viewing; however, you can find out more information about the documentary film at thegullahproject.org.

The next meeting will occur at Tapp’s Art Center on Tuesday, October 25th from 7pm – 9pm. ETV’s, executive producer, Amy Shumaker, will join us. Admission cost to event is $5 in order to pay for space provided by our gracious host.

Among the topics of discussion are:

  • What type of projects is ETV looking for?
  • How to get your program televised.
  • Fundraising for your film and the business of film.
  • What time limit is ETV looking for? Minimal and Maximum requirements.
  • Is there a cost to have your film or series broadcasted?
  • Is it open to the public or does it have to be an organization?

If you have any questions that you wished to be covered please send them to us at info@carolinafilmnetwork.org with the topic October Meeting. We will also be screening three films at the beginning of our meeting starting at 7:15pm. If you’re a filmmaker and wish to submit your project please click here. Also note to filmmakers: a cover image to film is mandatory. If a submission does not have an attached imaged via-link or email project will be disqualified.

Carolina Film Network’s – September Meeting Agenda

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Hey friends, have we told you all about Carolina Film Network – September Meeting‘s guest speaker and what’s on the agenda for our September Meeting, which is only days away?

Writer Allen Johnson will be dropping in to discuss the BUSINESS OF SCREENWRITING. Now did we mention he’s responsible for films such as The Freemason Movie, which starred Sean Astin (think Goonies) .. Or Templar Nation, which starred Erik Estrada (think Baywatch and Scrubs) ..?

See now why we decided to twist his arm and have him come hang with us for a bit? Admission to event is only $5, which goes securing the space provided to us graciously by Tapp’s Arts Center.

After the discussion we will screen Civil, The Gullah Project, and Eva’s Plug.

Film Descriptions

Civil – Explores the dynamics of race and warfare during the bizarre, twisted period of the American Civil War. Civilians and soldiers collide and ultimately must decide each other’s fates in this dark glimpse into one of American’s strangest times. Directed by Andrew Huggins.

The Gullah Project – African American’s on St. Helena Island, South Carolina have been farming and fishing their land since the Civil War. Now they must choose whether to sell their pristine coastline to retire in luxury, or find a way to persevere their way of life for their children. Directed by Denise McGill.

Eva’s Plug – An eccentric woman gives her niece unconventional advice on how to deal with issues in her relationship. Audience Choice Award at the 2015 2nd Act Film Festival in Columbia, SC. Directed by Tamara Finkbeiner.

ALSO NOTE: IF THERE IS ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR YOU WISH TO ASK ALLEN JOHNSON FEEL FREE TO PRIVATE MESSAGE US SO WE CAN GO AHEAD AND PASS IT ALONG TO HIM.

EVENT: Tuesday, September 27th from 7pm – 9pm at Tapp’s Art Center located on Main St. in the Capital City.

Carolina Film Network – August 2016 Meet with Special Guest Speaker Shannon Ivey

Carolina Film Network’s series of monthly meetings will now be held at Tapps Art Center located in the heart of the Capital City. This month will we have guest speaker Shannon Ivey who is an actress, director, activist, educator, and Tedx Presenter.

During the meeting she will cover the dos and donts for actors to leaving a positive impression on a casting director. She will also discuss the steps needed and the things to look out for when casting your latest film.

If there are specific questions you as an actor or director wish to be covered please send us an email at info@carolinafilmnetwork.org or leave a comment in the comment section below.

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2nd Act Film Festival Open for entries

Call for entries is now open for the 2nd Act Film Festival in Columbia, SC.

Presented by The Jasper Project, its mission is to encourage and promote the growth of independent filmmaking in South Carolina.

For the festival ten teams will be chosen to produce a 6min long short film. They will be provided the 1st Act and the 3rd Act (one page each) of a script. Then it’s up to the filmmaker to write the 2nd Act then produce the film. Scripts must be submitted 5 days after receiving the two script pages, where they will be reviewed by the Jasper team.

All films will then screen at Tapp’s Arts Center in Columbia, SC on October 14th, 2016.

The 2nd Act Film Festival is presented by The Jasper Project.

 

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