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Music for Film and Visual Media

Festival 2019 - We Are Not Princesses

A FRESH LOOK AT HEROINES IN FILM

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November 9 2019 4 - 9 pm

OPERA America | The National Opera Center

330 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

OF AN AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY

We Are Not Princesses 

(download the EPK)

Special Guest: Quartet Metadata

performing original scores to  Alice in Wonderland (1915) .




Program

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3:30 pm -door/registration/network/reception
4 - 5 pm - Screening, block 1 (TBA)
5 - 5:15 pm - break/network
5:15 - 6 pm - Screening, block 2 (TBA)
6 - 6:45 pm - dinner break
6:45 - 7:15 pm - Panel: Female Characters in Movies through history - defining and defying the stereotypes; panelists TBA
7:15- 8:30 pm - Screening, block 3 - Feature presentation: We Are Not Princesses  a documentary film about the incredible strength and spirit of four Syrian women living as refugees in Beirut as they come together to tell their stories of love, loss, pain and hope through the ancient Greek play, Antigone.
8:30 pm - Network

General seating

tickets

Composition Competition

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This year, our competition is a short composition for a string quartet, for a section of Alice in Wonderland (1915).

To enter the competition:

1. See the selection of cuts, and download your refereed selection here.

2. Pay the $25 submission fee using PayPal address info@Paracademia.org or by using the paypal button below

3. Send us your score and MIDI mock-up (or an actual recording of a string quartet performance)  to info@Paracademia.org, with the subject line ALICE COMPETITION.

4. The deadline to send the scores is October 1st 2019.

5. Winners (up to 5) will be  notified by October 9th. Their compositions will receive a live performance on Nov. 9th Festival 2019 - We're Not Princesses

6. Do not send the part at this time


Film Competition

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We are now accepting short films that feature women and their stories. 


To submit a film and see the official rules, go to:

https://filmfreeway.com/AddAMovieFestival

Pay your submission fee using the Buy NowPayPal Button

Festival- previous years

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Second Annual Add A Movie Film Festival - Immigration

This year's theme is Immigration. We will be screening films about and by Immigrants.

Submit yours today.

December 15th 2018

Gallery MC

at 545 West 52nd St. 

8th floor

Manhattan, NYC

Content

4:30 PM - door/registration/cocktails/network 

5 PM - Screening: Music, Art and Shorts

5:30 PM -Screening, The Immigrant with the original live score byAddAMovie Composers, played by  pianist Ilya Laskin 

6 PM - conversations with filmmakers, composers and the pianist

6:30 PM - break - dinner (surprise immigrant food available for purchase)

7 PM - Panel: Immigration through the film lens; panelists Patricia Shih, Musician and Filmmaker, Linda Mason, Artist, Gene Pritsker, composer
Moderated by Milica Paranosic
7:45 PM - Awards

 8 PM - Feature Presentation, Undocumented by Patricia Shih

9:15 PM Q and A with Patricia Shih, Greg Blank and if we're VERY LUCKY

Dr. Harold Fernandez

9:45 PM - Network 

General seating/cash bar

Mulled wine, surprise immigrant food and $1 Pop-Corn!!!

Competition

We are inviting you to submit your work in three categories:

 - original film score to an independent short film

 - original film score to Charlie Chaplin's The Immigrant

 - original short film

Please refer to the downloadable documents below for details.

TICKETS

Competition Rules

Film competition (pdf)

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Film score competition (pdf)

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Film score competiton_TheImmigrant (pdf)

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SUBMIT

Trailer

Film by Carmern Kordas

Score by John Pinnella

Add-A-Movie Festival

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Gallery MC

545 west 52nd Street 8th Floor, NYC

December 16 2017

4PM - 10PM

Trailer

Music by Benjamin Harwood; Films by Rogelio Sánchez Toledo, Michael Winokur, Hanspeter Ammann and Aman Bhanot

Festival 2017 schedule and info

About

Our signature informal yet highly informative style presentation, with the authors (directors and composers) present to give an insight to their work and the process, this part screening, part networking opportunity in the heart of Manhattan is a must for film lovers and film industry people alike.

Submit

to submit your film to be screened, paper to be presented or to a panel member, download the form below and send us an email 

Volunteer

to volunteer at the event (and see all the films and panels for free :) send us an email

Schedule

4 - 5 pm - Screening: Dance on Film  (featuring films developed collaboratively between Paracademia and University of Roehampton)

5:15 - 6:15 pm  - Life in Black and White (featuring films by Maya Deren and Jean Epstein)

6:15 - 7 pm Dinner break - we will have  yummy Italian Pizza from Il Baretto, if you prepurchase with your ticket

7 - 8 pm - Panel: Gender Equality in Film Industry; panelists: documentary filmmaker Meschida Philip, Audrey Clinet, the founder of EROÏN, Aaron Simms, the founder of Inwood Art Works and the international star Lara St. John

8 -9:30 pm  - Female Directors   (featuring films by Meschida Philip, Lara St. John, the EROÏN productions and others)   

9:30 - 10 pm Cocktails and Networking

General seating; cash bar and $1 fresh MC-pops!

Submission Forms

ADDAMOVIE FILM SUBMISSION FORM (pdf)

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ADDAMOVIE Pannel Sign_Up (pdf)

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ADDAMOVIE paper SUBMISSION FORM (pdf)

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