Congratulations to the feature Lefty Loosey Righty Tighty, and the short film Corks Cattlebron, which we’re pleased to announce as the winners of this year’s DIY Film Competition. (The feature was chosen by a Northside audience vote; the short was selected by our jury, which included Ryan O’Nan, director of Northside Opening Night film Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best, and TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe.) The runners-up were the feature I Don’t Want to Kill Myself and the short Love Is Making Its Way Back Home.
Stay tuned for more information about the winning films’ upcoming encore screening at the Nitehawk Cinema, scene of their triumph; they’ll also receive $500 (for the feature) and $250 (for the short), respectively, as well as some other things that may help with the film, or next year’s: $250 from Vimeo and a free year-long Vimeo-Pro account, and an $800 gift certificate to DCTV, for post-production facilities and equipment rentals.
And thanks, everyone, for coming out to the Nitehawk, indieScreen and UnionDocs last week for Northside Film. We hope you saw some great movies; thanks to our very many curatorial partners, there’s a good chance you did. If not, then maybe you at least made it out to Thursday night’s closing party, and had some booze? In that case, here’s something to jog your memory (photos by Devon Banks):