Call for Kopkind’s CineSlam Submissions

20 02 2010

Please forward our call to interested filmmakers you might know.
Call for submission of shorts

CINESLAM:  Vermont’s Pride Film Festival of Shorts
June 18th & 19th, 2010
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 18th, ) our opening night screening of great shorts in the wonderful Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery in Brattleboro, Vermont followed by our annual Pride Dance at the American Legion Hall (yes, you read that right!) at 9pm celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first pride events in 1970.; then the next day (Saturday, June 19th) to the Organ Barn at Tree Frog Farm in Guilford for a full afternoon of three stimulating screening sessions ending with a delicious BBQ and awards ceremony.

Money Prizes include the Chessie Award for Best Short ($750) (last year’s winner was “James” by Connor Clements who was in attendance from Northern Ireland)

See website : for more information on applying. We have a number of great films already entered and would be very happy to have other filmmakers contact us by sending in their films. (Deadline for entry is May 25th)

Our yearly CineSlam filmmakers’ retreat and seminar for “film slams” will be taking place this year on the high seas during our Kopkind CineSlam benefit cruise on Pride of the Ocean. May 30th to June 6th. Some great filmmakers of many ages will be joining us and of course their short films will be seen in Vermont in June. The filmmakers retreat has already been booked up (more than 20 filmmakers will be on board.). But we are still looking for films to be screened at the Vermont festival. There will be some travel scholarships to filmmakers to Vermont and a place to stay and some good food to eat. A joyous time to be had by filmmakers and people who love glbt short films.

It’s easy to send your short to CineSlam! Just take a look at our festival entry site and then send John Scagliotti (our program director) a DVD copy to:
Kopkind CineSlam, 158 Kopkind Road, Guilford, VT 05301

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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