UnderSkatement Film Festival Vol.4

Our good friend and long-time Volume contributor Andreas Trolf is bringing back his visual goodies: The UnderSkatement Film Festival. It’ll be jam-packed with plenty of skate stimuli from skateboarders/filmmakers across the world. Check out the press release for all the info… and see if you too can make the cut.

UnderSkatement call for entries:

UnderSkatement Film Festival, founded in 2001, will be returning with its first new installment of films in three years. 2007 will mark the fourth collection of short films made by skateboarders from around the world. Since its inception, UnderSkatement has been instrumental in helping to bridge the gap between skateboard videos and “legitimate film. And after years of pseudo-obscurity, the rest of the world has once again caught onto what skateboarders have been doing all along: creating cutting edge art and culture.

Based in San Francisco, the festival has traveled throughout North America, Europe, and Australia showcasing the best short work in genres ranging from documentary to comedy, horror to animation, and political to experimental.

For the 2007-2008 season, UnderSkatement will branch out to include screenings in South America and Asia. Screenings will begin in the U.S. and Canada in November 2007 and continue internationally throughout the spring of 2008.

This is our official call for entries: please submit any and all short films--no longer than 7 minutes--on any subject and in any genre. Please make sure to include 15 seconds of black time on your submission tape both before and after the piece. Please send your submission on MiniDV or Super Beta, but no DVDs please. All entries are non-returnable, so please make sure you have a copy for yourself. Don’t forget to include contact info on the tape! Thank you.

Dave and Andreas

Send your entries to:
c/o David Franklin
857 Divisadero #1
San Francisco, CA 94117

Go to www.underskatement.com for more information and to catch up on past events.