Ready your cameras, Kansas City.
You’re serving as lead videographer in a community film contest that engages creative types and leverages the area’s high-speed, gigabit Internet.
Kansas City has partnered with the City of Chattanooga, Tenn., for the “Capture: A Community Filmmaking Project,” a 48-hour project calling on citizens and film professionals to create short, theme-specific films. A dual party in Kansas City and Chattanooga featuring the content from the contest will serve as a closing event of Kansas City’s Techweek conference, set for Sept. 14 to Sept. 20.
Steven Fuller, vice president of the KC Film Society, said that the event is an opportunity to highlight assets of the community.
“This is our chance to showcase on a national level Kansas City not only as a tech and arts community but as a gigabit city,” he said. “The point of this is to rally the community together around a tech and film event to blend and the arts and tech community. An event like this can really only be pulled off well in a gigabit city.”
Beginning Sept. 18, the Capture contest allows participants to film and upload up to three, 30-second clips that plays on a theme and provides a window into their community. After participants upload their shots, teams of professional filmmakers will edit the crowdsourced clips into films. The contest’s theme will be announced at the beginning of the competition.
The contest costs $10 to enter, and the final films will be shown at dual Chattanooga and Kansas City parties on Sept. 20. To learn more about the event, click here. Capture is being managed in Kansas City by the KC Film Society, KC Digital Drive and KC Film + Media.