It can be hard or political to get your work into a film festival, says Manning, who put out a call to directors who wanted to make films that could stand up without sound. We wanted to do something where a local filmmaker could just get their work out there. To that end, all this week, Manning will work screenings of one- to five-minute silent films from local filmmakers into her regular rotation of programming of ads and film trailers on the LED screen. So you could have a trailer for Pixar, and then have your film right next to it, she says. It gives you some street cred.
The screenings will happen sporadically throughout the week until November 13, but the festival formally kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. with an hour-long screening and gathering on the patio of Jazz @ Jacks on the third floor of the Pavilions, which Manning says is ideal for viewing the screen. Its entirely free, and all you have to do is show up; for more, go to www.denver.org/denverartsweek.
Fri., Nov. 5, 7 p.m., 2010