Additionally, the first 10 family-friendly 10-minute screenplay entries from women age 21 and under are also free regardless of what school they attended. A script entry is normally $25. For more information about the “A Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival script competition, the March 21 script final deadline, and other classes and support for the festival participants, go to AccessSacramento.org
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Nearly 250 volunteers turned out for the announcement of the winning projects with hopes of being selected as actors or technicians as the writers turned into producers. Each of the 10 scripts will become short films over the summer with a world premiere of the full set on Sat. Oct. 7 at Sacramento’s historic Crest Theatre.
The 10 writers come from across Sacramento County including Carmichael, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento.
“A Place Called Sacramento” awards 10 family-friendly scripts each year with the opportunity to have the script turned into a movie with a guarantee big screen world premiere, cable distribution of the Access Sacramento public access cable channel and credit listings on the prestigious Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com).
Copy and paste the writer’s email address to contact the writer and to volunteer for their project. The winning writers with their project descriptions are:
“Amy’s Baby” by Scott Slotterbeck (Sacramento) – firstname.lastname@example.org – Struggling to have a baby, a couple turns to friend Peter for help, but this causes real problems in his own marriage.
“Ethel Takes a Stand” by Michelle LeMay & Kay Neuenhofen (Fair Oaks) – email@example.com – Ethel Stewart has her hands full. Her two grandkids drop by for the evening, and then things start going really wrong in the house next door. How will Ethel deal?
“From the (Mad) Genius Mind of Devin” by Dwight Taylor (Rancho Cordova)– firstname.lastname@example.org – Young love blossoms for Devin and Hailey at the annual school science fair, until one amazing experiment threatens their romance – and the rest of the world.
“The Middle” by Peter Bond (Carmichael) – email@example.com – In the Old West the line between good and evil can get a bit murky, where even the best of men usually find themselves somewhere in “The Middle.”
“Penchance” by Adam Weber (Folsom) – firstname.lastname@example.org – A chance meeting in a cemetery between an unlikely young black man with a stutter and an old Jewish cynic blossoms into a friendship where each discovers the meaning of hope, faith and love proving the pen is mightier than the sword.
“Postponed” by Adam Chollet (Sacramento) – email@example.com – An undelivered letter takes a man on an unexpected journey.
“Regrets of a Dying Man” by Gricelda Ocegueda (Sacramento) – firstname.lastname@example.org – A young man dealing with abandonment and depression finds that everyone and everything around him is trying to stop his slow suicide from addiction.
“The Script That Came in from the Cold” by T.I. Cisneros (Sacramento) – email@example.com – There’s no such thing as being “late” in Tom’s vocabulary, but with misfortune and a deadline running side by side, it looks like “Late” and “Loser” just may be synonymous.
“See You When” by Sally Start (Elk Grove) – firstname.lastname@example.org – Two people, one home, zero future?
“Sole” by Maritza Flores, Jeanette Lim and Sam Manaoat (Elk Grove) – email@example.com – Sudden danger during her evening jog demands surprising courage and pride in ways Sarima had never anticipated.
Access Sacramento is a local non-profit foundation operating two cable television channels and cablecast/internet radio station KUBU-LP 96.5 FM on Comcast and Consolidated Communications Cable Channel 17, and AT&T U-Verse channel 14.
For more information about Access Sacramento, visit our website AccessSacramento.org or contact Executive Director, Gary Martin at 916-456-8600.
Experience 11 original local films in Access Sacramento’s 17th annual “A Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival as it premieres this Saturday Dec. 10, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. on Access Sacramento cable television channel 17.
Access Sacramento Executive Director Gary Martin hosts this years 10 award-winning scripts turned into 10-minute movies, plus Access Sacramento’s own “On-Camera Kids” premiere youth-actor film “Returning Andrew.”
In addition to the films, you’ll see the 10 filmmakers on stage at the historic Crest Theatre thanking their casts and crews, and we’ll show you the results of several audience voting awards.
This year’s Film Festival airs on the following schedule:
Saturday, Dec. 10 @ 5:00pm
Sunday, Dec. 11 at 9:00am
Monday, Dec. 12 at 1:00am
Sunday Dec. 18 @ 5:00pm
Monday, Dec. 19 @ 9:00am
Tuesday, Dec. 20 @ 1:00am
Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 11:00am
Thursday, Dec. 29 at 3:00am
More than 800 people attended the world premiere showing of the films at the big screen at the Crest Theatre on Sat. Oct. 8, 2016.
Look for each of the films to post soon to the Access Sacramento YouTube channel, and to AccessLocal.Tv.
Also, watch for the announcement of the the 18th annual “A Place Called Sacramento” script writing competition details so you or friends you know can become part of the next celebration of Sacramento area filmmaking.
For more information about the “A Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival visit AccessSacramento.org or call 916-456-8600.
Access Sacramento presented 10 original all-Sacramento films and a special youth film “Returning Andrew” on Sat. Oct. 8 at the historic Crest Theatre.
This was the 17th annual “A Place Called Sacramento” celebration of local area filmmaking talent.
More than 800 people attend this year’s festival to see the 11 world premiere short films all about Sacramento.
Audience members texted their votes for four specialty awards this year.
And the winners are:
Audience Favorite Film – Regrets
Best Performer in a Leading Role – Elizabeth “Bunny” Stewart from “Afternoon Delight”
Best Performer in a Supporting Role – Jesse Jones from “Happy Accidents”
Best Cinematography – Tim Walton from “Afternoon Delight”
In a vote of the 10 winning writers as a peer review decision for the Producer’s Choice award, there was a tie for “Happy Accidents” written by Nick Coleman and “Afternoon Delight” written by Danna Wilberg.
Other films making their world premiere showing include: “The Black Carnation: by J. Thomas Schuessler, “Capital Treasure” by John Maniaci, “City of Trees” by Eric Sanderson, “Coming Back” by Scott Slotterbeck, “Faster” by Chris Henry, “The Last Laugh” by Darrell Scheiddegger, and “A Neighborhood Lost – Sacramento’s Japantown” by Jeffrey Dym,
Thank you for all the community support and making this the best PCS yet! If you’d like to purchase a DVD copy of these 10 films, or to pre-order a copy of the full stage presentation and movies, please call the Access Sacramento office with a credit card at 916-456-8600 ext. 0
For a detailed list and description of the 10 films and other details, click HERE.
The 2nd annual Truth Be Told: Justice Through My Eyes film festival hosted by RYSE is now underway. It is a great opportunity for young filmmakers ages 13 through 24 to submit a film no longer than 12 minutes by the deadline of September 9th, 2016. The film festival is also looking for films that have a specific focal point on current and relevant social justice issues such as the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems, anti-violence programs, the school to prison pipeline, the criminalization of immigrants, gender justice, food justice, and education justice.
But what exactly is RYSE? RYSE is a youth centered organization who continually aims to empower youth and young adults and give them the education and resources necessary in order to help become active members of their own communities and tackle problems that could be oppressing them and their neighbors.
“Empowering youth and young adults to navigate different systems and life situations is crucial to the work we do at RYSE and we understand that having creative outlets to release the impact of the trauma they face on daily basis is imperative,” says Youth Justice Director Stephanie Medley. “Our film festival, ‘Truth Be Told’, gives young creative filmmakers an opportunity to express and showcase their visions, reflections, rage, and solutions to many societal issues through the lens of their cameras.”
It goes without saying that the Truth Be Told film festival is a great artistic outlet for young filmmakers to really make their voices heard through the power of art and self-expression. This is even more so highlighted when considering the age limit of the festival itself. Cash prizes are also included as an extra incentive, which gives a great opportunity for young teens and adults to rise above their ranks and prove their ability as an artist and as a community member in their respective neighborhood. For more information on the festival or on RYSE, please visit their website at Rysecenter.org here.
You can also view last year’s winning film, STOP by Julia Retzlaff here.
The class for the general public runs February 20 to March 19 from 10am to 1 pm at Access Sacramento, inside the Coloma Community Center, 4623 T Street, Sacramento.
Eight original Sacramento-based short films enjoyed their world premiere Sunday in the 16th annual “A Place Called Sacramento” film festival presented by Access Sacramento.
“Win, Lose or Draw” by Donna Preston, a story about a man whose short-sighted gambling addiction gets in the way of both true love AND money, was voted “Audience Favorite” as more than 500 people watched at Sacramento’s historic Crest Theater.
The other specialty award is by vote of the eight-winning writers/producers who cast ballot for the Producer’s Choice Award. This year a drama, Focused by Katherine DaSilva, and a documentary, “Death of Del Paso” by Phil D’Asaro were both awarded.
All of the filmmakers greeted their fans, cast and crew in the lobby before the films showed on the big screen.
The films and awards presentations will all premiere on Access Sacramento’s cable channel 17 very soon, and will later be available on AccessLocal.TV and YouTube.
A DVD of the “A Place Called Sacramento” movie premiere and awards show is available for purchase from the Access Sacramento office by calling 916-456-8600 ext. 0.
Access Sacramento congratulates all of the filmmakers, the hundreds of volunteers who helped make the films, and the sponsors who make the festival possible.
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There is a “Latte” to look forward to, this Wednesday, September 23rd on LiveWire! SPLAT, (Sacramento Public Latte Art Tournament), is spicing things up in the studio while talking about their Coffee Artist competition. A Place Called Sacramento Film Festival will be in the studio sharing about their festival happening on October 4th. While Vintage Monkey will get our engines roaring as they talk about The Gentleman’s Ride event happening September 27th.
SPLAT is a friendly annual tournament that features Coffee Barista Artists from local coffee shops. The competing Coffee Artists this year came from Temple Coffee, Naked Coffee, Chocolate Fish, Old Soul and Insight Coffee and compete for Best Coffee Artist title in Sacramento. The final day of this year’s tournament is Thursday, September 24th.
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A Place Called Sacramento Film Festival is an annual film festival brought to you by Access Sacramento. Local screen writers wrote and submitted scripts then the winners were chosen to film. These scripts have come to life and will be shown at A Place Called Sacramento Festival on Sunday, October 3rd.
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Vintage Monkey is a design company created and owned by Shasta Smith who designs vintage motorcycles, apparel and more. She will be driving into the studio to tell us about the charity motorcycle event, The Gentleman’s Ride that takes place Saturday, September 27th.
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Join us and tune in to LiveWire! at 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 23rd on Access Sacramento channel 17. You can also watch the simulcast online the same time it airs at www.AccessSacramento.org and click ‘watch 17’. The encore presentation airs the following Thursday at 7:30 p.m. And don’t forget to like us at www.facebook.com/LiveWire.Sacramento
Access Sacraments invites filmmakers of all experience levels to attend the volunteer Cast and Crew Call for the 16th annual “Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival on Wednesday, May 13 at 6pm at the Coloma Community Center, Sacramento.
Meet 10 Winning Scriptwriters
Access Sacramento will announce its 10 winning scriptwriters in this official Launch of the 2015 Place Called Sacramento Film Festival.
Screenwriters whose 10-minute scripts have been selected as the winners in this year’s annual script competition will be introduced. Those screenwriters now get the chance to produce their films and have them show in a world premiere event the first weekend in October.
Volunteers, some with years of experience and others with no filmmaking experience at all will hear the basic stories and learn what sort of help each of the newly-named producers will need.
For many films, primary casting for actors and extras will happen on the spot. Others who attend the Cast and Crew Call have technical backgrounds and will volunteer as camera operators, audio technicians, editors or any of the necessary skills it takes to make a short film.
“Some of the volunteers are looking for their first filmmaking experiences,” said Gary Martin, Film Festival organizer and Executive Director for Access Sacramento. “First and foremost, the Place Called Sacramento Film Festival is a celebration of our local writers, actors and technicians who can share these unique Sacramento stories.”
What: 16th Place Called Sacramento Cast & Crew Call
When: Wed. May 13 6-8:30pm
Where: Coloma Community Center Courtyard, 4623 T. Street, Sacramento
Who: Access Sacramento, 916-456-8600, Postmaster@AccessSacramento.org
This is the 16th annual event and so far 149 short films all about the Sacramento region have been showcased since 2000. Dramas, comedies, romances, sports films, historical profiles, science fiction/fantasy have been included over the years and attendees should expect nothing different this year.
Access Sacramento’s 10 original world premiere films from the 2014 “Place Called Sacramento” will be broadcast for the first time on Access Sacramento Cable channel 17 this Sunday.
The films were all written, produced and directed by Sacramento filmmakers, starring Sacramento actors and using local technicians and crew.
The festival begins with a script writing competition where 10 scripts are selected for production over the summer, intending to reveal the work the following October on the big screen at The Crest Theatre.
Sunday’s telecast includes the opening introduction of the festival with comments from Access Sacramento board chair JoAnn Fuller and Executive Director Gary Martin. After the 10 films, several announcements include the naming of the Audience Favorite and the Producer’s choice awards.
Watch the festival on Access Sacramento, Comcast and Consolidated Communications (SureWest) Channel 17 and AT&T U-verse channel 14. The program can also be seen from Access Sacramento.org.
The films are:
“Bereaved” by Illana Hack – In an endless parade of funerals, one limo driver’s life take an unanticipated turn the day Gloria Steinberg speaks to him from the back seat.
“The Charismatic Man” by Tony Carillo Rodriguez –Hard work brings a Sacramento piano virtuoso the job of his dreams. But can the man making the offer be trusted?
“The Find” by Adam Chollet – Crying “Eureka!” may bring sudden joy—or disaster. One father and son must decide after “The Find” brings an bewildering choice.
“Hope and Prey” by Karen Orcutt – When the stress of returning home from war begins to destroy his family, one man’s search for hope follows a path he never expected.
“Labyrinth” by Lonon Smith – A rediscovered memory of a life in the Gold Rush brings a man face-to-face with a contemporary future, when he sets out to walk “The Labyrinth.”
“Parkway” by David Schwartz – A group of homeless trying to survive along the American River find life closing in on them from two unexpected directions.
“The Shadow Over Sacramento” by Daniel Paschal – One by one the homeless along the river are disappearing. A sharp-witted detective spots a light of truth, but can he penetrate “The Shadow Over Sacramento”?
“The Story” by Danna Wilberg – One mother’s Christmas holiday takes a surprising turn when an unexpected visitor suddenly steers “The Story” in a whole new direction.
“Time Waits for No One” by Tom Pettit – The source of a young man’s super power to affect the speed of time is revealed as he encounters the identities of those closest to him.
“Two Pods and a Pea” by Thuy Pham Modern medicine or time honored customs? Expectant Sacramento parents try for balance as their magic day approaches.
The festival program can be seen on the following nine dates:
Sunday, December 21st @ 5:00pm
Monday, December 22nd @ 9:00am
Tuesday, December 23rd @ 1:00am
Saturday, December 27th @ 6:00pm
Sunday, December 28th @ 10:00am
Monday, December 29th @ 2:00am
Sunday, January 4th @ 5:30pm
Monday, January 5th @ 9:30am
Tuesday, January 6th @ 1:30am