Thursday, May 30, 2013

What a Season!

It’s a wrap (but, not really). 

Honestly, I should have blogged weeks ago.

I would have written: The Southern Circuit team would like to say ‘thank you’ to all of our 2012/2013 filmmakers who toured during the 2012-2013 season. Your films have touched and challenged audiences throughout the Southeast. Please continue to inspire the world with your thoughtful and lovely films. We hope you will always remember your time on the road for Southern Circuit.

Thanks to our screening partners (new & returning) who accepted the challenges and rewards of presenting independent film.

Thanks to everyone who attended screenings this season. Thank you for your kindness to Circuit filmmakers and your enthusiasm for indie film! Southern Circuit strives to bring the best of independent film to communities across the South. It is only with your continued support of our screening partner venues that this is possible.

If you would like to keep tabs on what our Circuit alums are doing these days click on their name and visit their website.

2012/2013 Southern Circuit Tour Films and Alumni

Age of Champions, Filmmaker-Christopher Rufo
An Encounter with Simone Weil, Filmmaker-Julia Haslett
Bag It, Filmmaker-Jeb Berrier
Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock, Filmmaker-Sharon La Cruise
Drivers Wanted (and short film I Beat Mike Tyson), Filmmaker-Joshua Z. Weinstein
Eating Alabama, Filmmaker-Andrew Grace
Follow the Leader, Filmmaker-Jonathan Goodman Levitt
Free China: The Courage to Believe, Filmmaker-Michael Perlman
Girl Model, Filmmakers-Ashley Sabin & David Redmon
Heart of Stone, Filmmaker-Beth Toni Kruvant
Joe Papp in Five Acts, Filmmakers-Tracie Holder & Karen Thorsen
Otis Under the Sky, Filmmaker-Anlo Sepulveda
Small, Beautifully Moving Parts, Filmmakers-Annie Howell & Lisa Robinson
Smokin’ Fish/ Filmmaker-Luke Griswold-Tergis
Strong!/ Filmmaker-Julie Wyman
The Entertainers/ Filmmaker- Michael Zimmer
The MisAdventures of the Dunderheads/ Filmmakers-DG Brock & Bruce Stubblefield
Trust: Second Acts in Young Lives/ Filmmaker-Nancy Kelly

So now weeks have lapsed. We've completed (well, most) paperwork from the 2012-2013 Circuit.

In fact we recently completed the Film Selection Panel meeting for the 2013-2014 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers! We’re still contacting filmmakers about selection decisions, so no official announcements yet. I can tell you who the 2013-2014 Circuit screening partners are though. And we’re excited about this stellar group of partners!

2013-2014 Southern Circuit Screening Partners
Arts Council of Central Louisiana, Alexandria, LA
Banners at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
City of Hapeville, Hapeville, GA
City of Suwanee, Suwanee, GA
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA
Greater Gallatin, Inc/Palace Theater, Gallatin, TN
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC
Indie Memphis, Memphis, TN
Jules Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Link Centre, Tupelo, MS
Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA
Miramar Cultural Center/Arts Park, Miramar, FL
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC
Serenbe Institute for the Art, Culture and the Environment, Chattahoochee Hills, GA
The Arts Council, Inc., Gainesville, GA
The Clifton Center, Louisville, KY
Vermillionville Living History Museum Foundation, Inc, Lafayette, LA
Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, AL
Western Carolina University Arts, Cullowhwee, NC
Winder Cultural Center, Winder, GA