Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The Alaska Short Forum - A Film Festival on 360 North
The Alaska Short Forum, a show focusing on short films created by Alaskan artists, has announced an open call for submissions. The program seeks films up to fifteen minutes in length for inclusion in episodes to air on 360 North and to podcast over the internet starting this winter.
Submission forms and guidelines can be found on the program website at
“We’re looking for everything. We want documentaries, animation, experimental, whatever people are making. We want this show to be representative of the short films being produced in our state.” Pat Race, of The Alaska Short Forum said.
“Filmmaking is a relatively new art form and a lot of the barriers have come down in the past ten years. We want the show to not only give people an outlet for expression but to help teach them to use these new tools.” said Aaron Suring of The Alaska Short Forum. “The show will mostly feature short films but we’re also planning to do some quick tutorials and interviews with contributing filmmakers. We want to help people develop their skills and also build a better sense of community.” Race said.
The pilot episode of The Alaska Short Forum will be seen on 360 North in December. Submissions are now being accepted for the first, and subsequent episodes.