Call for Submission of Shorts


Vermont’s Pride Film Festival of Shorts

June 26 & 27, 2008

Sponsored by The Kopkind Colony

“[CineSlam]reaches back to the radical roots of liberation, to the joyously skewed visions of sex, love, culture and camp that lie outside the conventions of the straight world,”— Andrew Kopkind, 1993 (A Queer Nation)

CineSlam takes place in early summer in Vermont, (think green) — a two day ‘videovapalooza’-of-a-festival — screening rousing shorts in a old barn on a farm in Guilford, Vermont

The CineSlam Festival: Friday Evening (7 pm, June 26th, ) screening in Brattleboro, Vermont followed by the Pride Dance at 9pm; then to the Organ Barn in Guilford on Saturday June 27th for an afternoon of screening sessions ending with a delicious BBQ and awards ceremony.

Money Prizes include the Chessie Award for Best Short ($750) with an invitation to present your winning film on the Pride of the Ocean GLBT Film Cruise (expenses paid) leaving Los Angeles Jan 17th 2010 for seven days touring the Mexican Rivier

The Cineslam Retreat: Filmmakers can also apply to be part of the Kopkind Colony’s “Cineslam Filmmakers Retreat.” Your short film will have to be sent in first to be accepted for the festival (that deadline is April 30th ). 8 filmmakers will be accommodated 3 days before the festival begins to participate in film slams in the barn and a special seminar with Karen Everett, owner of New Doc Editing™, an award-winning editor. During the past fifteen years, Karen Everett has been teaching at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. This information-packed seminar shows you how to adapt screen-writing devices such as the inciting incident, midpoint, backstory, climax and denouement, so your documentary will be as engaging and fun to watch as a narrative film. Retreat dates June 23rd to June 28th (5 nights)

See website : and click filmmakers retreat page to find out how to apply for the retreat and click filmmakers submission page to find out how to submit a film! It’s very easy to be part of Vermont’s CineSlam Deadline for films from filmmakers not coming to the retreat is May 25th.

Underwritten by a grant from the Chessie Foundation

Programmed by John Scagliotti, creator of the first glbt TV series on PBS, In the Life. Producer of Before Stonewall and After Stonewall, Programmer of the VT Bear Film Festival

Administrator, Kopkind Colony: Email:


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