Denver-based Cinema Geeks was chosen as one of ten film-making teams from around the world to compete in the International AR.Drone Film Festival. Made famous on the Internet by the spoof film Hepmento, the Cinema Geeks have won awards from the Starz Film Festival, the Boulder Shoot-Out 24-Hour Film Festival and the Denver 48 Hour Film Project. They've also had films screened at the New Belgium Brewery's Clips of Faith Beer and Film Festival and the Mile High Horror Film Festival. See also: - Five 48 Hour Film Project Denver films - Film geeks, rejoice! Littleton to get new Alamo Drafthouse - Open Screen Night at the Oriental highlights local filmmakers
The festival is sponsored by Parrot and The 48 Hour Film Project. Tomorrow each team will be given a genre and theme to work with, along with three AR.Drone 2.0 quadricopters. They will have ten days to write, shoot and edit a 2.5 minute film that includes footage of the quadricopter; the winning team gets a $10,000 prize.
"We are honored to be selected by Parrot and the 48 Hour Film Project for this international competition," says Brad Stabio, director and producer at Cinema Geeks. "Our inclusion demonstrates how the quality of our work has gained both national and international recognition."
Teams from Japan, England, France, Italy and Australia will be competing; Cinema Geeks is one of the two U.S. teams selected to compete. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in Paris on November 6.