Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Last Chance to Submit for the 2010 YoungCuts Film Festival

Last Chance to Submit for the 2010 YoungCuts Film Festival

We just passed our late deadline of May 15th which means that we are now approaching the absolute, final, drop-dead deadline June 15th to submit your film for the 2010 YoungCuts Film Festival.

Keep in mind that the earlier that we receive your film, the better chance there is for your film to be chosen for the Festival.

Also, short shorts, films under 5 minutes are still only a $15 submission fee.

So, if you were thinking of entering your film in the 2010 YoungCuts Film Festival, you are on the clock!


Cash for Short Comedy Shorts!

To update on our contest for Short Comedy Shorts...

What our sponsor is looking for are:
-30 to 90 second funny videos
-Something funny or attention-grabbing in the first 10 seconds
-Aimed at Men 18-34
-Pretty girls are appreciated but not required
-Any music should be rights cleared
-No longer than 6 seconds of credits
-Footage can be old or new, our sponsors do need to be able to have web exclusivity on the film for 90 days.
-You can simply submit a film to the contest or in some cases we are simply giving filmmakers cash to go and shoot short comedy shorts.
-If the film is under 100 MB send to by

For questions, comments, inquiries
Contact Michael Ryan at 514.285.4591
Or by e-mail at


Canada's Got Treasures!
We are very pleased to announce the launch of the Virtual Museum of Canada's new project: Canada's Got Treasures!

Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Occasion of International Museum Day (announcing the launch of Canada's Got Treasures!

We have been working on this project for a long time and are very excited to be able to announce its launch.

Our involvement was to produce 84 short films for less than the budget of 1 Heritage Minute film. The aix filmmakers that we worked with: A.J. Korkadakis, Adam Shamash, Ben Goloff, Francois Laurent, Josh Usheroff and Paul Aflalo all did an amazing, outstanding job under some severe pressures both creatively, time-wise and financially.

You can see our Synopsis Video for the entire project and our first 4 films (well, really 8: 4 in English and 4 in French) on the web-site above. Each video is about a National Treasure that can be found in one of Canada's National Museums or outdoors in the National Capital region. In addition to the videos, you will find texts about the objects written by Concordia University students of Loren Lerner's Art History class, photos of the object, quizzes about the object and sometimes an amazing piece of artwork or photograph by Concordia University students who were inspired by the work.

Each week, new National Treasures will be unveiled with videos produced by YoungCuts. (And a few with just photos.)

You can also contribute through Youtube and FlickR your own choice for National Treasure or a more Regional Treasure or something that is a more Personal Treasure. If your object is accepted it will be shared on the site with the world and included in the interactive map!

This was an incredible and exciting project for us to be involved in. It allowed us to fund five different filmmakers to create great films for a national audience. And a big thank you for everyone who made the project a success!

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