The popular 24-hour filmmaking competition “Sleepless in Lake Placid” is coming to Burlington! Teams of students from the University of Vermont, St. Michael’s College, Middlebury College, and Burlington College will compete to complete a short film in 24 hours that will be screened in a showcase at Palace 9 in Burlington as the closing event of the 2011 Vermont International Film Festival. For actors, this is a fun opportunity to add a nice piece to your portfolio, to gain experience acting in films, to work with young filmmakers at the beginning of their careers, and to see yourself on the big screen. There is a prize awarded for best actor and actress, and the completed films will have an extensive presence on the internet. If you enjoy acting, come and take part in the inaugural SLEEPLESS IN BURLINGTON!
· Actors may or may not have extensive experience acting, but need to be available all day on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, which is the principal day of shooting.
· Actors will have information and a picture posted on a webpage accessible to the student teams, and will take part in a casting call at 8:30 AM on Saturday Oct. 29 that will determine which of the 5 teams of filmmakers they will be working with.
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For more information, please contact competition organizer Barry Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 802.527.2958. If you are interested in participating, please send a 3-4 sentence bio listing your acting experience with JPEG to the same address.
“Sleepless in Burlington”
2011 Vermont International Film Festival (www.vtiff.org)
(For more information on past Sleepless competitions and sample films, Google “sleepless in lake placid.”)