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  • Steve Rhodes
    miniPAH: San Francisco two days of community digital shorts December 7-8 at the San Francisco Art Institute Filmmaker Christopher Coppola returns to his alma
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 29, 2007
      miniPAH: San Francisco
      two days of community digital shorts

      December 7-8 at the San Francisco Art Institute


      Filmmaker Christopher Coppola returns to his alma mater -- San Francisco Art
      Institute, 800 Chestnut Street in San Francisco -- to present
      "miniPAH: San Francisco" on Friday December 7 and Saturday, December
      8. Whether you are a professional or amateur filmmaker, or not a
      filmmaker at all, "miniPAH: San Francisco" wants you to use your
      video-enabled cell phone to craft a quick flick and possibly win a
      $500 cash prize. Admission is free, and everyone is invited to
      participate.

      For more information on "miniPAH: San Francisco, click on
      http://www.pahnation.com, email to moon at earsxxi.com

      "miniPAH: San Francisco" is a project of Coppola's PAH-FEST digital
      film festival, an educational program that empowers every day people
      to tell their stories using digital technology.

      On December 7, from 1:00 PM -7:00 PM, "miniPAH: San Francisco" offers
      a filmmaking contest of community proportions. Using video-enabled
      cell phones, participants of any age will craft a brief (no more than
      one minute long) film on a specified theme. At 1:00 PM Christopher
      Coppola will announce the day's theme, everyone then has six-hours to
      return to the Art Institute and download their short to miniPAH: San
      Francisco's servers. Techies will be available to assist on the
      download. Video-enabled cell phones will be available to anyone
      without.

      On December 8, beginning at 7:15 PM in the Art Institute's
      auditorium, the finished cell phone films will be screened. The works
      will already have been viewed by a panel of celebrity judges. At the
      end of the screenings, one winner will be awarded a $500 cash prize.
      Films will be available for viewing on the internet at
      http://www.pahnation.com.

      "miniPAH: San Francisco" is a project of PAH-FEST ("Project
      Accessible Hollywood"), a groundbreaking, week-long digital media
      festival held in cities around the United States, as well as numerous
      foreign countries. PAH-FEST reaches out to local people who have an
      interesting story idea, enabling them to create their own short
      digital films by providing pro-'sumer cameras, video enabled mobile
      phones, and effects enhanced web-cams. Finished pieces are posted on
      the PAH-FEST online theater, where celebrity judges and the public
      choose the winning entries.

      Christopher Coppola who comes from a storied Hollywood family founded
      PAH-FEST. Christopher Coppola's Los Angeles-based company EARS XXI has
      generously donated a large sum to help the San Francisco Art Institute
      establish their own HD lab. Lynn Hershman Leeson, chairwoman of SFAI's
      film program, has expressed her enthusiastic about "miniPAH: San
      Francisco" coming to SFAI since it supports their existing HD program.

      "miniPAH: San Francisco" takes place December 7-8, 2007 at the San
      Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut Street in San Francisco.
      Admission is free. Participation is open to all. Video-enabled cell
      phones will be available to anyone without. For more information on
      "miniPAH: San Francisco, click on http://www.pahnation.com,



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      Steve Rhodes

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