Showdown’s isle auteurs have a brawl
Don't miss the next round of Showdown in Chinatown tomorrow from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Next Door on North Hotel Street. In addition to original work from Hawaii's filmmakers, the minifestival will premiere "Lost" actor Harold Perrineau's
music video from director (and fellow "Lost" actor) Daniel Dae Kim
. The effort marks a significant collaboration between Showdown filmmakers Zac Heileson, Robert Campbell, Gregory Doi, Cheryl Sakai
and Torry Tukuafu
. All proceeds from the video support the Bob Woodrow
Family Fund for soldiers and veterans of Iraq.
The topic for the Showdown short-film challenge was released Friday, giving participants one week to complete a four- to seven-minute project about "A Fight Scene." There's no cost to enter, as long as filmmakers pre-register online. Finished products are due today between 4 and 6 p.m. at thirtyninehotel.
Admission for Showdown in Chinatown is $10, $5 for students.
The Honolulu film scene is in overdrive with yet another event coming up next weekend. "Misfit Movie Madness," an "info-taining film fest fueled by local creativity," takes place at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 at the ARTS at Marks Garage.
Budding screenwriters and filmmakers will appreciate Friday's discussion, "Focus on Filmmaking: Hawaii as a Character." Michael Wurth and Shawn Hiatt share details about the creation of "Sunday Wind," an award-winning short at the Hawaii International Film Festival.
Saturday features a night of "oddball shorts" about obsession -- a perfect follow-up to your Valentine's Day celebration!
"Misfit Movie Madness" is presented by the Lizard Loft, a nonprofit organization that supports emerging artists, and 5' Giants, a team of Filipino-American filmmakers and actors.
Admission is $8; $4 for students.
Horror fans and aspiring filmmakers take note: A "Prom Night" short film contest provides an opportunity to win a trip for two to Los Angeles, where you'll hang with top execs at Sony Screen Gems and bump into movie stars while you shop with $1,000 in spending money. But first you have to win the grand prize. And to do that, you have to make a short horror film -- between 30 seconds and five minutes.
As an added bonus, the winner will attend a "hometown screening" of Sony's upcoming thriller "Prom Night." Of course, all contest submissions must incorporate some sort of prom-night disaster into the story line, and meet the appropriate criteria.
If you never attended a prom, rent Stephen King's "Carrie." And if you want to know the submission guidelines, visit http://www.ugo.com/promnight.
One of the sponsors, UGO.com, began accepting entries Jan. 23, and the deadline is March 5. On March 12, UGO will announce five finalists. Viewers will have the chance to select their favorites online. Voting ends April 3.