This is a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the 5th annual Square Lake Solstice Festival, an outdoor celebration of Minnesota's best animation, short film, and music. We're looking for local animations and short films under 10 minutes. We welcome submissions from ALL ages and experiences.
The Solstice Festival is one of several annual local film/music events coordinated by Square Lake Productions, an arts-based group that received a McKnight grant in 2005 and whose mission statement is to establish new and creative venues for film in Minnesota.
- This year's festival features a commissioned film score performance and headlining set by Low.
- This is a juried film festival with prizes. More info available on website.
- Films submitted to this festival will also be considered for additional screening opportunities during the summer of 2006 including the 2nd annual Greenman Film Festival in Duluth, Free Range Film Festival and more TBA
- Please visit www.solsticefestival.org for all submission information.
What people have to say about the festival:
"I've lived and worked as an animator in Minneapolis since 1987 and one thing I've always had to find outside of Minneapolis, namely at film festivals, was the sense of being a part of a community of other animators. It's been exciting to see what Paul Creager has started to do with his Solstice Festival. He's starting to organize the disparate students, independents and commercial producers around a single event. This is unprecedented in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, at least in the time that I've lived here."
Tom Schroeder, Animation professor MCAD
"Square Lake Productions performs a vital role in helping to create venues and opportunities for film artists to create and share their work with a wide range of audiences, most of whom would be otherwise hard-pressed to access locally-made films."
Eric Grumdahl, Filmmaker
The 5th Annual Square Lake Solstice Festival
June 17th, 2006