April 2, 2018
The worldwide call for entries is open for the 100-Second Film Festival 2018. Filmmakers of all skill levels and backgrounds are encouraged to submit their films. The deadline for entries is September 1, 2018. The premiere will be held at Oakes Ames Memorial on October 27, 2018 in North Easton, Massachusetts.
EASTON, MA – September 17, 2017 – An engaged and supportive audience took a break from the late Summer heat to enjoy a dazzling array of super short films this past Sunday as the Oakes Ames Hall hosted the 100-Second Film and Video festival.
The exhibition was presented by Easton Community Access Television and featured a diverse cross section of films from local artists and students. The audience took time to select some of their local favorites. “A Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue” by Noah Potash garned the local audience favorite. Other well received local films were “Addiction Stories” by Amy MacMannis, “In the Woods” by Kevin Friend and “Save Driving” by Ben Reingold.
“Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue” Noah Potash and Brian Wright
“Addiction Stories” by Amy MacMannis
“In the Woods” Kevin Friend
“Safe Driving” by Ben Reingold
The afternoon also featured an inspiring and thought provoking roster of films from around the world. These were provided through an exchange with the 60 Second International Film Festival of Pakistan and the International 100 Second Film Festival of Iran. This brave and novel cultural exchange provides the local audience a window into the world.
Easton to Host Unique 100-Second Film and Video Festival
Event Will Feature Local and International films
EASTON, MA August 21, 2017 ‐‐ On September 17, 2017, Greater Easton area residents will have a rare chance to enjoy cinema from around the world, including Iran and Pakistan and local works from Easton filmmakers and area students.
The 100-Second Film and Video Festival represents a unique international collaboration in the language of film. Featuring participants from over 15 countries as well as across the United States, the festival encourages filmmakers at all levels of skill. Started in 2005 under the auspices of Creative Commons, 100-Seconds fosters cultural collaboration and exchange. This is the second year the International 100 Second Iranian Films Festival and the 60 Second International Film Festival will be part of the exhibition in Easton. The event is presented by ECAT – Easton Community Access Television, and sponsored by Shoveltown Cultural District and Easton Human Rights Committee.
“I’m very excited about this year’s 100-Second Festival,” said local organizer and ECAT Executive Director Jason Daniels. “We have a selection of brand new local films collected from talented artists right here in Easton. There is work from our annual Summer Film Sprint, vacation video workshops and the Oliver Ames media program. There are all new films from all over the world providing a rare opportunity for an American audience.The films will give local residents a chance to glimpse the cultural lives of those in these less familiar places, as well as celebrate those right here at home.
Mashal Riaz, Social Media Administrator of the 60 Second International Film Festival in Pakistan commented that “the rapid pace with which media and role of films in the society are moving forward, we are certain this will continue to be a productive venture for both our entities”.
The festival will be held at Oakes Ames Hall, 3 Barrows St. in North Easton. 2:00pm – 4:00pm. The event is free and handicapped accessible. Light refreshments will be served.
More information about the festival and sample submissions can be found at eastoncat.org.
April 3, 2017 – Aeronaut Brewery in Somerville, Massachusetts played host to a new installment of an EXHIBITION OF INTERNATIONAL SUPER SHORTS. This included films from the 100-Second Festival (Boston), the International 100 Second Film Festival (Iran), the 60 Second International Film Festival (Pakistan) and the 1o Second International Animation Festival (Korea).
Works spanned the globe from Mississippi to Algeria. Some lighthearted, others challenging – the hour plus show found a receptive audience.
This special exhibition was sponsored by Somerville Media Center and Easton Community Access Television
We are pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year the 11th International 100-Second-Film Festival of Iran has included a selection of films from our local, Boston area based 100 Second Project. These films were exhibited on February 22 & 23, 2017 at Azadhi Cinema Complex in Tehran, Iran as part of a special Out of Competition “tribute to short films of one or more countries or International Film Festivals” International Festival Director Behnam Bahadori shared the following:
October 27, 2016 – The Ames Free Library in North Easton, Massachusetts hosted a screening of an EXHIBITION OF INTERNATIONAL SUPER SHORTS that included films from the 100-Second Festival (Boston), the International 100 Second Film Festival (Iran), the 60 Second International Film Festival (Pakistan) and the 1o Second International Animation Festival (Korea). The event was featured many films from Easton, Massachusetts. The event was sponsored by Easton Community Access Television.
The compilation of films were curated over the Summer and Fall. The 100 Second Film Festival from Iran shared 200 films from their catalogue of 2016 Films. Jason Daniels, festival producer, along with Pateha Sanati helped dive through this trove films. “The films were brief but often relayed more than a traditional movie”, said Sanati who lent her passion for International cinema and knowledge of Iranian film. The films from Pakistan and Korea arrived in September.
Local films from Easton residents were woven into the mix. Nate Richman, co-produced and starred in “Service”, a new entry to the festival. “The 100 seconds film festival was a terrific experience. It showcased a variety of styles, genres, ideas, and perspectives all uniquely and creatively produced into films 100 seconds or less. It was like viewing a melting pot of film.”
The audience had strong reactions to the films. Daniell Krawczyk remarked, “The screening was an amazing mix of content from vastly different cultures and yet everything flowed together, like a quilt made of animation, narrative fiction, and experimental documentary. It was equally entertaining, engaging, and challenging, and the only festival created for today’s ADHD attention spans.
The festival continues to march into 2017 with its recently announced Call for Entries.
The Brockton Enterprise has a nice writeup on the upcoming 100-Second Festival screening at the Ames Free Library in Easton. Cody Shepard took some time to sit down with Jason Daniels, Executive Director at ECAT (Easton Community Access Television). The Easton based project extends around the region, such as with Brockton filmmaker Aaron Thibault’s film “Betty Carver”. Shepard writes
The festival features dozens of independent short films, which are 100 seconds in length. The participants include videos from more than 15 countries, including across the United States.
It began in 2005 under Creative Commons and is aimed at fostering cultural collaboration and exchange. This is the first year the international 100-second, 60-second Pakistan and 10-second Korean animation festival will be part of the event in America.
Read the full article: http://www.enterprisenews.com/news/20161025/see-korea-iran-and-pakistan—in-easton—through-film
September 29, 2016 – A selection of 100 Second Films from the 10th International 100 Second Film Festival from Iran were on exhibition at the Northampton Film Festival.
The films were curated by the 100-Second Festival of Boston, Massachusetts through a partnership with the organizing committee in Tehran. Al Williams, Executive producer of the Northampton Film Festival commented
We were enthralled to be able to host 100-Seconds as part of the Northampton Film Festival. It was a highlight contribution to the work we could provide the public. This is work that cannot be seen anywhere else in the United States, even online. It represents examples of expression, distilled expressions, from a region of the world from which we have muted or little experience. It was an honor to be able to showcase these voices.
The 60 minute program of films was carefully selected from over 200 films that were exchanged from Iran to Boston in the Spring of 2016. The films were followed by a discussion.
image source: Liquid Kulak ‘Feel Like You’re Losing Your Grip’
The 100-Second Film Festival reboots back to its roots. The festival returns in January 2009 to Lowell, Mass reaffirming its community media roots. Kathleen Pierce wrote an article spotlighting festival in advance of it’s premiere at the 119 Gallery.
Wacky movie transfers from the ’70s, experimental music videos and references from Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver are among them. All Hell Breaks Loose, a humorous submission by Lowell’s Matthew Marchesi about a car getting towed, keeps it quirky.
The event’s strong suit is attracting a slew of amateur videographers from Lowell and Westford, as wel as participants in international film festivals. Because of the ease of technology, artists from all corners of the world have been able to submit videos online.