Pocketmedia Film Festival: What’s Your Neighborhood?
Create a short film, win a prize.
Call for art.
What does it mean to you to be part of the neighborhood?
Part of Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo County, your block,
your digital space, your intentional living community, your
flash mob? What are the voices in your community? Where are
your tribes, spaces and places? We are asking for stories
about your neighborhood, however you define it.
Can you tell the story in two minutes or less? The Cuesta
Book of the Year Pocketmedia Film Festival is a phone and
lo-res digital video showcase for the Cuesta and San Luis
Obispo county community (students, faculty, staff, alumni,
and community members). It is your chance to show in a
creative, artistic, or funny way the stories that make your
community what it is.
So, how does it work? Shoot your engaging, exciting story
in a video using a camera that fits in your pocket. Then
email the file to
firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject "pocketmedia."
Include the the category of your choice: Youth (for
filmmakers who are under 18), Cuesta (for films with a
Cuesta College theme), or Community (for films about other
neighborhoods). We will post your video to a
http://cuestabook.posterous.com/) where everyone can
watch and vote for thier favorite videos and compete for
DESCRIPTION: A short film festival limited to the new
media of pocket video cameras, cell phones, and mobile
DATES: Submissions begin on November 30, 2011, and ends
on March 1, 2012. Announcement of the winner will
be on March 15, 2012.
ELIGIBILITY: The festival is open to all Cuesta students,
alumni, faculty, and staff as well as San Luis Obispo County
THEME: What’s your neighborhood?
LENGTH: Two minutes or less.
CATEGORIES: There are three categories, "Youth," for
filmmakers under 18, "Cuesta," for films with a Cuesta
College theme, and "Community," for films about other other
local neighborhoods and groups.
SUBMISSIONS: Entries should be emailed to
email@example.com with the subject "pocketmedia" and
include the category: Cuesta, Community, or Youth.
SELECTION OF WINNERS: There will be a $50 gift card
awarded to the film with the most Posterous favorite
votes (the heart below each film) in each category (Youth,
Cuesta, and Community) at
http://cuestabook.posterous.com/. A juried "best of
festival" prize of a ipod Touch will be awarded on the basis
of content, production value, artistic content, originality,
There is no charge for participation, and films in any
language are welcome. Non-English languages films need to
have English subtitles. Submission are subject to the