Third annual TFF in July

WhatsOn Jun 12, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

It’s glitz and glamour time again at the Terryberry Library.

Entries are now open for the third annual Terryberry Film Festival.  While originally aimed at teens, the festival is open to filmmakers of all ages.

“Films can be any genre,” says Melanie Olds, one of the organizers. “It can be science fiction, it can be a comedy, but the big thing is has to be appropriate for family viewing.”

“We have an optional theme this year,” she says. “It’s the 125th anniversary of the library. If you’re having trouble thinking of something to do, why not celebrate the library’s birthday?”

The basic rules are that a film can be no longer that five minutes and it cannot contain copyrighted music, says Olds.

Prospective contestants can register and find out the full rules at the Terryberry Library, 100 Mohawk Rd. West, during business hours. The official launch is July 13; entries must be received by July 20.

The films will be screened and winners will be chosen July 27 during an event at the library. There will be prizes for the top film and the audience’s choice.

Filmmakers Nathan Fleet, of the Hamilton Film Festival, and Craig F. Watkins, who runs the Terryberry Film Club, will judge the entries. The monthly film club for teens came out of the first Terryberry Film Festival in 2013.

For anyone who doesn’t have the equipment at home, the Terryberry library has a camera, computer and special effects green screen that can be used inside the branch.

The entries from previous years have been creative and entertaining, says Olds.

“Their imaginations are great. You never know what you’re going to see.”

Third annual TFF in July

Lights, camera, action at Terryberry library

WhatsOn Jun 12, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

It’s glitz and glamour time again at the Terryberry Library.

Entries are now open for the third annual Terryberry Film Festival.  While originally aimed at teens, the festival is open to filmmakers of all ages.

“Films can be any genre,” says Melanie Olds, one of the organizers. “It can be science fiction, it can be a comedy, but the big thing is has to be appropriate for family viewing.”

“We have an optional theme this year,” she says. “It’s the 125th anniversary of the library. If you’re having trouble thinking of something to do, why not celebrate the library’s birthday?”

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The basic rules are that a film can be no longer that five minutes and it cannot contain copyrighted music, says Olds.

Prospective contestants can register and find out the full rules at the Terryberry Library, 100 Mohawk Rd. West, during business hours. The official launch is July 13; entries must be received by July 20.

The films will be screened and winners will be chosen July 27 during an event at the library. There will be prizes for the top film and the audience’s choice.

Filmmakers Nathan Fleet, of the Hamilton Film Festival, and Craig F. Watkins, who runs the Terryberry Film Club, will judge the entries. The monthly film club for teens came out of the first Terryberry Film Festival in 2013.

For anyone who doesn’t have the equipment at home, the Terryberry library has a camera, computer and special effects green screen that can be used inside the branch.

The entries from previous years have been creative and entertaining, says Olds.

“Their imaginations are great. You never know what you’re going to see.”

Third annual TFF in July

Lights, camera, action at Terryberry library

WhatsOn Jun 12, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

It’s glitz and glamour time again at the Terryberry Library.

Entries are now open for the third annual Terryberry Film Festival.  While originally aimed at teens, the festival is open to filmmakers of all ages.

“Films can be any genre,” says Melanie Olds, one of the organizers. “It can be science fiction, it can be a comedy, but the big thing is has to be appropriate for family viewing.”

“We have an optional theme this year,” she says. “It’s the 125th anniversary of the library. If you’re having trouble thinking of something to do, why not celebrate the library’s birthday?”

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The basic rules are that a film can be no longer that five minutes and it cannot contain copyrighted music, says Olds.

Prospective contestants can register and find out the full rules at the Terryberry Library, 100 Mohawk Rd. West, during business hours. The official launch is July 13; entries must be received by July 20.

The films will be screened and winners will be chosen July 27 during an event at the library. There will be prizes for the top film and the audience’s choice.

Filmmakers Nathan Fleet, of the Hamilton Film Festival, and Craig F. Watkins, who runs the Terryberry Film Club, will judge the entries. The monthly film club for teens came out of the first Terryberry Film Festival in 2013.

For anyone who doesn’t have the equipment at home, the Terryberry library has a camera, computer and special effects green screen that can be used inside the branch.

The entries from previous years have been creative and entertaining, says Olds.

“Their imaginations are great. You never know what you’re going to see.”