Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Local Filmmakers bring Craigslist “Missed Connections” to Life, Akron Film+Pixel also announces April workshops

[Press Release from Akron Film+Pixel.]

On April 7th, Akron Film+Pixel kicked off the second edition of its “Missed Connections” contest, which challenges local filmmaking teams to create short films based on posts from Craigslist. Nineteen teams were randomly assigned pre-selected posts from Craigslist’s “Missed Connections” section, which collects stories of passing encounters whose authors hope will help them reconnect. The teams have two weeks to make a short film based on their assigned post; and then their work will be screened for the public at the Akron Art Museum at 7 pm on April 25th. An independent jury will choose their favorite film, and that team will receive a prize of $250 and have their film shown again at the Akron Film+Pixel Festival in September.

The “Missed Connections” contest screening on April 25th will be free and open to the public. This program is made possible by support from the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation and GAR Foundation.

Also in April, Akron Film+Pixel will offer three workshops. From 10 am to noon on April 20th, local software developer Christy Felix will host Girls Code!, a free, hands-on introductory programming workshop for young women to learn how to create websites. It is recommended for girls ages 12-18 but is open to anyone. Also on April 20th, from 1 to 3 pm, Steve Felix will lead a video editing workshop. Both take place at the University of Akron's Folk Hall, with support from the New Media program at the Myers School of Art.Then, on April 28th, at Summit Artspace from 1 to 3 pm, it’s Lighting for Film & Video, led by Charles Crouch.

Registration is required for all three workshops. More information and the registration form may be found at www.akronfilm.com. The editing and lighting workshops are open to Akron Film+Pixel members only. Membership starts at $10.
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For more information please contact Liz Mozzocco at (573) 289-6645, Steve Felix at (330) 603-1520 or email

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