Thursday, April 19, 2012


Norman Studios is kicking off its Silent Film Competition in 2012!

Awards and prizes will be given under the following categories: Best Film, Director, Cinematography, Actor, Actress, Best Score.

Judges Kathleen "Bo" Bobak, John Boles,  Nadia Ramoutar and Jerry Smith

On the heals of the Oscar success "The Artist," Jacksonville's own Silent Film Legacy and renewed belief that "Silent Film" is truly its own art-form waiting to be re-discovered, we're kicking off what we hope will be a new Jacksonville Annual Event!

We're looking for sponsors and filmmakers!

Sponsors - Become a sponsor at any level, or be a major sponsor that provides some of our cash prize awards. We'll include your name, company logo information in all our press and advertising efforts. Your help will benefit Norman Studios Silent Film Museum, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to continue its mission to protect and preserve the history of silent film and to celebrate the African-American experience and the role of filmmaker Richard Norman in the early days of the movie industry as well as promote the growth of our wonderful industry.

Filmmakers - Unleash your talent and creativity! With little restrictions and a whole month to produce your film, you'll enjoy the fruits of your success by seeing your work on the big screen. And with the help of our sponsors winners will be awarded cash prizes! Get in on the EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEES by signing up today. Check our website for more details - you don't have to wait until the kick-off!

Deadline for signing up is May 15th!


Kick-Off/Meet and Greet - Thursday, May 3rd

Three Layers Coffeehouse in Springfield (1602 Walnut Street ) 7:00pm
The official start of the event is to announce more detail, review the rules, screenings, selection process of winners, awards and prizes.

Lights, Camera, Action! - Wednesday, May 2nd - Thursday, May 31st
At the conclusion of the kick-off, contestants may begin the filming and have the month of May to complete a final product.

Deliver Your Film – Friday June, 1st (location TBD)
Your final film must be output twice. 1. As a playable DVD and, 2. a QuickTime .MOV, Dimensions: 1280x720 HD on a USB Thumb Drive.

Screenings – Tuesday and Wednesday, June 5th and 6th 7:00pm-9pm (location TBD)
Each night will consist of a mix of all genres and the “viewer’s choice” winner will be announced after that night’s screening.

Finalists / Awards Ceremony – (September, location TBD)
The “Best Film” finalists will be screened and the winners for best Director, Cinematography, Actor, Actress, Best Score will be announced.

Sponsor Updates
Contact Easy Edit Video, Inc. for special discount offers
8431 Baymeadows Way, Jacksonville, Florida 32256 904-730-9999

For more information contact Anthony Hodge (904) 534-9612, or

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