CSIF Announces 5th Annual Short Film Festival Call for Entries!

The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is now accepting international submissions for their 5th Annual Short Film Festival to take place on November 1 & 2, 2004 in Brookline and Cambridge, MA. Films under twenty minutes in length, live-action, animated, narrative and documentary will be screened. Early deadline will be July 31, 2004, with a final deadline of August 31, 2004. For the complete list of guidelines for submissions and eligibility requirements, please visit the Short Film Festival page.

The 5th Annual Chlotrudis Short Film Festival expands this year into an additional venue. On Monday, November 1, films will be screened at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA. On Tuesday, November 2, the festival expands across the river into the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge. Two awards will be given, one for best narrative short, another for best documentary short.

This year marks a change in season for the Film Festival. Previously held in February as a precursor to the annual Awards Ceremony, the Board of Directors decided to move the festival to the fall. Hilary Nieukirk, editor of the Chlotrudis newsletter, Mewsings, and newly appointed Program Director of the Short Film Festival, explains, "CSIF has two tentpole events during the year. Why sandwich them together? This way we have one big event in the spring, and another in the fall."