Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Successful Southern Circuit Fall Season Concludes; Looking Forward to the Spring

The fall season of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers recently concluded with Ben Russell's "Five Experimental Ethnographies" and Scott Chamberlin Hoyt's "The Meaning of Tea." Take the opportunity to check out their insightful blogs about the Southern Circuit experience below.

I want to thank all of our filmmakers who have participated in the fall season of Southern Circuit, including Mohammed Naqvi, Jed Riffe, Adrian Belic, Aprill Winney, as well as Ben Russell and Scott Hoyt. Each of these filmmakers brought their quality films, unique perspectives, and valuable experience to ten host venues throughout the South. We are thankful for their willingness to travel, their enthusiasm for the program, and their passion for the craft of filmmaking.

In addition to the blogs, you can listen to audio interviews with each of the Southern Circuit filmmakers by visiting the Southern Arts Federation home page. (The podcast section is in the top right corner.) The interviews offer insight into the lives, careers, and films of the Southern Circuit filmmakers.

Meanwhile, we are looking forward to the Southern Circuit spring season, featuring Stewart Wade and Antonio Brown with "Tru Loved," Phoebe Ferguson with "Member of the Club," Victor Zimet and Stephanie Silber with "Random Lunacy," Michael Swanson with "All About Us," Rachel Goslins with "'Bama Girl," and Scott Galloway with "A Man Named Pearl."

Finally, the call for entries for the 2009-2010 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is now open. Go to Withoutabox and submit to Southern Circuit. Or pass the link on to filmmakers you know who may be interested in being part of the nation's only regional tour of independent filmmakers.

Southern Arts Federation wishes you all a safe and happy holiday season.