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.