Friday, January 05, 2007

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JANUARY 12-13-14

The Third Annual OpenLens Festival celebrates the spirit of independent video and filmmaking in SW Oregon. Screenings, workshops, and other activities over a three-day weekend bring to Eugene some of the best in regional work by emerging artists. All events are held at the DIVA Center 110 W. Broadway.

EUGENE PREMIER: "Kicking Bird"

Kelley Baker, OpenLens Festival host screens his feature film "Kicking Bird" - a story about Martin "Bird" Johnson, a 17-year old high school kid who, with his mother in jail, his father gone, one brother in a work camp and his bitter grandfather beating him, there is nothing else to do but run! A manipulative high school cross-country coach sees Martin, as his ticket to a college coaching position. 7:00 PM Friday, January 12th. Admission: $5.00 Limited Seating: first-come, first seated. Reception follows Q&A session.

JURIED FESTIVAL SCREENINGS: Showcasing The Independent Spirit

Thirteen short video and film productions selected by the Festival's Jury will showcase the work of emerging SW Oregon artists. Screening Times: 7:00 PM and 9:20 PM Saturday, January 13th and 1:00 PM Sunday the 14th. Audience Choice and Jury Awards will be made at a special invitational "wrap party" at the conclusion of the Festival. General admission: $5. Admission with student school ID or DIVA Membership Card: $3


Making the Extremely Low Budget Film. Portland filmmaker Kelley Baker leads participants through the entire process from scripting through post-production. How to get the most for very limited resources, asking the right questions to get free stuff, and working in an atmosphere where people share your vision and put in very long hours for no money, and enjoy it! 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Saturday, January 13.

Sound Design For Independent Film. As the Sound Designer on Gus Van Sant's films, as well as animated features, network television specials and his own features, Kelley Baker has a unique approach to the Art of Sound Design. Baker will explore what to do when faced with restricted time and resources and how to find creative solutions to the many sound design issues that challenge indie film and video producers.

Cost Per Workshop: $40.00 Regular/ $25.00 w/student ID/ $25.00 for OpenLens Festival Entrant. Register online or by phone 344-3482. Advanced Registration Required


Best of The Eugene Film Festival Awards Program. A special evening of award winning films from the 2006 Eugene Film Festival held in May will be screened at 7 PM, January 14th. General admission: $5. Admission with student school ID or DIVA Membership Card: $3.

"Getting To Know You" Afternoon For Film and Video Artists (Invitation Only). Each Festival entrant is invited to a "Getting To Know You" reception on Saturday, January 13th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Entrants will have a private screening of this year's jury selected festival program. Kelley Baker, visiting filmmaker and host, will meet and talk with entrants about their work as independent video and film artists.

Festival Awards and Wrap Party (Invitation Only) The festival ends with a wrap party and reception for entrants and invited guests at 4PM on Sunday, January 14th. The winning festival selections will be screened and Festival Host Kelley Baker will make awards. The reception is a time for entrants, guests, and supporters to gather and celebrate the weekend's spirit of independence.

More Information Phone: (541) 344-3482 - Online:


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