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A Look Back at the 100 Word Film Festival in Charlotte, NC

Back in November 2014, Scarykind and our film crew of Ben Bonham, Roni Brandt, Taylor Balatsias and Mark Borja came together to make their short film narrative piece "Once More Around The Sun" about relationships and struggle to find yourself. The competition was tough but the skill level of the many film makers was profound and stellar! Unfortunately, we did not win anything in the categories of "Documentary," "Dramatic," and "Student" we did the best we can and we are going to try our hardest again this year! 

Check out http://www.100wordsfilmfestival.com/ & the producers at http://susiefilms.com/ to see how you as a film maker can join the film community at Charlotte and help us make this upcoming festival bigger and better than the last! 

Film Making is a collaborative effort so if you like to see how you can help us this year, fee free to hit us up on Facebook, our email, or anywhere else!!!!

“100 Words is the visual Twitter.”  - Kevin Roberts, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi

The 100 Words Film Festival celebrates concise, cinematic storytelling. Each film must deliver a compelling tale using exactly 100 words, challenging filmmakers to focus on the essence of the story. Given this parameter, the 100 Words concept democratizes filmmaking by making entry financially possible for all participants.

Screenwriting is the only original process in filmmaking. Everything else is interpretation. Yet despite its foundational importance, we meet young and new filmmakers every day who amaze us with their technical skills but lag in their storytelling ability.

“A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue.”   - David Mamet

Mamet may be a bit extreme, but has any director ever called for more words?  The art of crafting an evocative film lies in being pithy.  100 words are just enough for a narrative to work. The 100 Words Film Festival is a celebration of the fastest-growing, most exciting category of filmmaking in its purest form – the short.

The 2015 100 Words Film Festival will be on November 6th and 7th at the McGlohon Theater in Charlotte, NC.  The festival will present exclusive premieres, in every genre, from filmmakers around the world, ranging from Academy Award nominated directors to talented student filmmakers.

Here is our piece at the 100 Word Film Festival "Once More Around the Sun"