“A Place Called Sacramento 2014: Call for Scripts”
What inspires you in Sacramento? There is a local film festival that encourages you to write share it.
This week marks the official “A Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival call for scripts. This annual film festival starts out as a script writing contest and scripts are submitted through early spring. The scripts then go through a series of judges and the top ten scriptwriters are chosen. These script writers then become the Producers and are challenged to make their film over the summer with the help of the local film community. The festival features films created from all level of filmmaker from the novice to the experienced professional. The community is encouraged to be a part of this process and all levels are welcome.
The PCS film festival has a particular focus which is to write about Sacramento. Stories can be based on or inspired by Sacramento. Stories are not limited by genre or imagination (only documentaries will not be accepted as they do not fit the criteria) We do ask that the films be family friendly as the audience includes all ages and the hope is to inspire others to be able to share their stories.
This episode of LiveWire! includes a visit from Gary Martin, Executive Director of Access Sacramento and Michelle Barbaria, Co-Organizer of the festival. The second part of the program will feature our PCS and Access Sacramento High School Intern, Ottilia Biondi. Intern,“Ottie” is working on a short film about the process of A Place Called Sacramento. At the age of 12 she began taking classes with her family and has been volunteering on PCS films. She also has been helping on some of the TV programs as a Production Assistant. The film she is working on is an important process in further development of the festival and will help people interested in participating in the future at all levels and stages of the festival process from writing to acting and producing.
Access Sacramento will also be announcing the special classes that will be happening this spring for people interested in various pieces of filmmaking. We have a script-writing class, a film tips class, and also a new acting for the camera class. These classes will be beneficial to anyone interested in being involved in the various wonderful film festivals happening around town this spring and summer.
We look forward to sharing more about “A Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival on LiveWire!
Tune in to LiveWire! on Wednesday, February 5th at 5 pm on Access Sacramento channel 17 on Comcast and Surewest cable. You can also watch online the same time it airs at www.AccessSacramento.org and click ‘watch 17’.