If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney
Quality is a great business plan. -John Lasseter
Let's make some funny pictures. -Tex Avery
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. -Howard Zinn
When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins. -Chuck Jones
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? -Jesus
A man should never neglect his family for business. -Walt Disney
What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. -Ralph Bakshi
Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about. -Chuck Jones
Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. -Buddhist Proverb
For those events that animation fans appreciate.
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NOMAD Films is excited to announce our partnership with the “Big Screen Project” to screen a collection of films at the public plaza in February 2011.
Through this partnership, NOMAD Films will curate an exhibition of short films directed and/or produced by independent filmmakers utilizing innovative and explorative ways of filmmaking. The films can be narrative or documentary, and should evoke feelings of warmth for its shivering February audience. Projects will be accepted November 1, 2010, through January 15, 2011. Filmmakers whose projects are selected will be notified at the end of January. Date for February screening to be announced.
For films to be considered for The NOMAD Project, filmmaker(s) must:
a. Incorporate the use of new technology and/or exhibit an ability to creatively use existing or outdated media.
b. Complete production with a minimal exchange of cash, specifically, less than 50% of overall budget; filmmakers are encouraged to exchange or barter production resources, as well as cast/crew.
c. Evoke, in your film, feelings of warmth – towards others, towards yourself, towards society and the environment (literal or otherwise).
d. NO nudity, profanity or displays of or verbiage pertaining to violent acts.
From November 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, filmmakers must submit TWO OF EACH of the following to EACH of the below addresses (for a total of FOUR copies submitted to NOMAD Films): project application, signed and dated Rules and Terms of Agreement, DVD (Region 2, PAL system for FRANCE; NTSC Region 0 for USA). The film can be shot on whatever format thinkable; filmmakers are encouraged to be innovative and experimental. If you’ve figured out how to make a powerful film on your photocopier, we want to see it. Selected films will be screened February 2011 at the Big Screen Project, in New York, New York USA.
The NOMAD Project
P.O. Box 2021
New York, New York 10113-2021
The NOMAD Project
91 Rue Villiers de l’Isle Adam
We encourage you to think creatively and utilize your skills to make a film that will engage viewers while at the same time teach us all something new about the art of filmmaking and means of production.
*NOTE: It is forbidden to pay cast/crew during production. All individuals participating should do so because of their interest in creating art through cinema and their support for the respective project.
About NOMAD Films
NOMAD Films was created as a means for exhibiting new approaches to producing and distributing short, documentary and feature films. It’s time to stop seeing lack of funding as a problem but to instead see it as a challenging way for artists to truly showcase their talents. Our partnership with “Big Screen Project” creates an ideal opportunity for selected filmmakers to share their work with a diverse and public audience in a metropolitan setting, ideally broadening the understanding of and appreciation for cinema and its makers. [www.nomadfilms.net]
About “Big Screen Project”
The Big Screen Project is an innovative presentation model for video, film, live and interactive content. It consists of a large 30 ft. x 16.5 ft. HD Format LED screen located in a 10,000 sq. ft. public plaza on Sixth Avenue between 29th and 30th Street in New York City. The content shown is eclectic, ranging from the best in the arts, cinema, and new media to highlights in sports and video gaming, and the vision of BSP curators is to expose the general public to fresh cultural content while also raising awareness for inspirational aims on subjects ranging from the ecological to the humanitarian. [http://www.bigscreenproject.org/]
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