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February 9, 2011

"mutate" wins at openlens film fest

by sven at 3:37 pm


My short film Mutate just won an award at the OpenLens Film Fest!

There were three prizes: Best of Show worth $500, Honorable Mention worth $200, and Audience Choice worth $100. I was very pleased to walk home with the second place Honorable Mention.

auditorium before show

On January 29 I made the 2-hour drive down to Eugene... Which was a bit of a mind-bender, given that I was still in the middle of managing 9 shows for PDX Playwrights at the Fertile Ground Fest just then.

The auditorium, owned by the University of Oregon, was quite nice. Just over a hundred seats -- and good cushy ones, for a change!

during the show

Now in its seventh year, the organizers are trying to grow this fest from a local happening to a state-wide event. This was their first time expanding the call for submissions. There were a few technical difficulties during the show, involving a DVD that didn't want to play and a film shown at the wrong aspect ratio... But that's just part of festival life, I think. I enjoyed it and hope to attend again.

me being all proud & stuff

posted by sven | February 9, 2011 3:37 PM | categories: exhibits & events