The value and impact that Art brings to our society is priceless. When it comes to the Rio Grande Valley, art and culture go hand in hand; they illuminate our inner lives and deepen our emotional world. Art is one of the greatest forms of communication; it allows people from different cultures and different places to communicate with one another. Whether it is through photography, drawings, music, dance, film, etc. these forms of art are universal and people from anywhere can appreciate their beauty and worth.
Living in the Rio Grande Valley offers this amazing opportunity to take our culture and traditions and incorporate them into an art form. The Directors Cut Film Initiative wants to give that opportunity to all who are up for the challenge. They will be hosting their third 48 Hour Summer Film Race this Friday July 29th beginning at 8 PM and the film race will run through Sunday, July 31st. The Kick Off Meeting will be located at Jalapeno’s Bar & Grill at 2013 W. Nolana Ave, McAllen, TX 78504. There you will receive the assigned elements and then you and your team are sent off to create your film. Come Sunday once the film race is over and your time is up, you will meet at Jalapeno’s Bar & Grill to deliver your film submissions.
The price of entry for the team is $75 the day of the event. However, if you would like a $10 discount you may register online before Thursday night (July 28th) by simply sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to sign up and all of the necessary information for the race will be provided so that you may participate. There will be a $300 Grand Prize and numerous other awards will be given out.
Film can have such an enormous impact on people’s lives and be used as a great tool to capture the magnificence and potential of the Rio Grande Valley. Film has a uniquely powerful connection with culture. It can influence an individual’s decisions, mood, views, etc… There are currently thousands of movies produced by different film industries today and the industry continues to grow and produce so many great films. The Directors Cut Film Initiative (DCFI) is here to help grow this industry in the Rio Grande Valley. DCFI works year round to create unique competitions and opportunities that will unite filmmakers and film lovers in the Rio Grande Valley to keep the arts alive.
The day of the event you and your team will be given three assigned elements (theme, prop, action) which you will be required to incorporate throughout your film.
If you are up for the challenge and prepared for a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team will get the chance to write, shoot, edit and produce a movie in just 48 hours, be there this Friday at Jalapeno’s Bar and Grill at 8 PM. The Directors Cut Film Initiative is excited to see all the talent the Rio Grande Valley has to offer.