Southampton Arts Film Program

killer films logo Southampton Arts celebrates its inaugural film program with 20 / 20 / 20, an exciting opportunity for student filmmakers.

July 8-28, 2013

What is 20 / 20 / 20? 20 full scholarships. 20 short films. 20 intense days.

20 / 20 / 20. A unique opportunity to participate in a new model of film instruction at an arts incubator that turns the traditional film school model on its head.

What You Get. Aside from travel, all your expenses are covered. Tuition, housing, food, materials, equipment, actors, mentors—a $5,000+ scholarship opportunity.

Yes. Conceive, direct and edit your own 3 to 5 minute film, under the guidance of top filmmakers, chief among them the new leader of our film program, the legendary Christine Vachon of Killer Films.

How It Works. The program groups its 20/20/20s into three cohorts by experience level, then guides each cohort through a Three Phase Boot Camp.

First, Preproduction: you’ll break down your screenplays, storyboard, secure locations and props, and cast from a pool of professional actors with the help of an experienced casting director.

Second, Production: In addition to directing your own film, you will learn other aspects of the filmmaking process by crewing on your classmates’ films.

Third and finally: Post-production, where you will edit, mix and score your film. It all culminates in the 20/20/20 Film Festival, before an audience that includes Christine Vachon and the Killer Films team.

Master classes with leading filmmakers: producers, writers, editors, cinematographers, experts in film distribution, and film festival directors have been designed to support your process. In progress, on campus, is our prestigious Theatre and Writers Conference. You may make time to enjoy talks and readings from such luminaries as Billy Collins, Meg Wolitzer, Annie Baker or Jon Robin Baitz.

Who Should Apply. You may be an experienced filmmaker, a promising amateur, or an artist with expertise in another genre. You may be interested in narrative shorts, webisodes, documentaries, dramas or comedies, commercial or experimental films. The baseline requirement is that you have something to say, the desire to say it visually, and the willingness to work around the clock for 20 days to do so.

Killer Masterclass March 23

Legendary independent film producers Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler of Killer Films offer a master class to die for: telling you how to get it made, make it right, get it seen, and live to tell about it at Stony Brook Manhattan on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee is $125.

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