Juice Film Contest call for entries

Posted Sept. 19, 2011, at 9:08 p.m.

CAMDEN — Organizers of the Juice Conference have announced an open call for entries for the “Juice Film Contest” with a $1,000 grand prize and free conference tickets. Films will be shown to more than 500 conference attendees at the Camden Opera House. Anyone may enter the Juice Film Contest; an iPhone or Flip Video is all that is needed to start creating a 60- to 120-second film to submit by the Oct. 15 contest deadline. More information is available at www.juiceconference.org.

Juice 3.0 “Celebrating Risk,” Maine’s creative economy conference, will take place on Nov. 4-5 in Camden.The conference will bring together Maine’s most creative entrepreneurs, artists, innovators, technology experts, finance professionals and statewide leaders at the intersection of technology, art, culture, entrepreneurship, service and sustainability.

“Taking risks and pushing the envelope is what it’s all about,” said Richard Kane, Chair of the Maine Film & Video Association. “The Juice Film Contest is a powerful venue for the winner to demonstrate their creative juices to an audience of entrepreneurs, philanthropists and other innovative thinkers — an opportunity that could change one’s career.”

“There’s a lot of energy around the Juice Film Contest this year,” said Kimberly Callas, Artist and Board Member of conference producer Midcoast Magnet, “and we have some very exciting speakers presenting, including documentary filmmaker, Ben Levine.”

Levine and the team at Language Keepers just finished creating the Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Portal ( www.pmportal.org). “Working with the Passamaquoddy tribe, we’ve developed a totally new kind of access technology for the community to document all aspects of its language and culture,” said Levine.

The work is a project of the National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities Documenting Endangered Languages Program. “Ben embodies the Juice Conference: bringing together arts, technology and entrepreneurship to create something new,” said Callas. “The film contest’s theme ‘Celebrating Risk’ honors creative risk-takers who, like Ben, are supported by, and pushing the edge of, the creative economy in Maine.”

Film entries will be 60-120 seconds in length and are due by Oct. 15. For contest details, guidelines, and more information on the contest theme, ‘Celebrating Risk,’ visit www.juiceconference.org.

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