(and a sprint to a new project)
Remember the Crowdsourced Boston project? On Wednesday, November 29th at 7:00pm, Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) will screen the premiere of that project’s remake of the classic film, Back to the Future, at the Coolidge Corner Theater. BIG welcomes the entire Brookline and nearby communities to attend. A large turnout is expected from several of the teams and media centers who participated in this collaborative arts project.
Crowdsourced Boston is a collaborative community arts project in which several local public access media centers—including Somerville Media Center, Belmont Media Center, LexMedia of Lexington—and teams from the greater Boston area create an original, full-length crowdsourced film. This year, each team produced their own one to four minute long scene from Back to the Future, which have been edited together to recreate the feature film, line for line and with similar shots.
Crowdsourced Boston an offshoot of Crowdsourced Cinema, a public art project created in 2015 by Northampton Community Television (NCTV), a sister organization to local Brookline Interactive Group (BIG), a community media arts center in Brookline. Each year, Crowdsourced Cinema recruits filmmaking teams in their community to collaboratively remake a famous film. With Northampton’s encouragement, this year BIG partnered with several local media centers to create a Boston-area based crowdsourced film.
But wait! There’s more!
If you did not get the chance to participate in Crowdsourced Boston, BIG is offering another local filmmaking event: their second annual 11 Day Film Sprint, which kicks off next week on Thursday, October 26th at 5:00pm.
The 11 Day Film Sprint promotes more filmmaking in the local community. This film sprint is a fun filmmaking event in which participants have 11 days to write, direct, film, act in, and edit a 1-5 minute long film.
Everyone in the Brookline area and surrounding community is welcome to create a team and sign up to participate in the sprint. There are no age restrictions and no prior film or editing experience is required. The sprint kicks off at 5:00 p.m., at which point each team will be emailed a line of dialogue and a randomly assigned film genre. After the Kickoff, each group will have until 11:59 p.m. on November 6th to create their 1-5 minute film.
BIG’s team of judges will review all submitted films and award the winners at a screening of the finalists on Thursday, November 9th.
Brookline Interactive Group will provide participants with equipment and studio space on a first come, first served basis. In order to use these resources, participants must become a member and receive basic training on the equipment.
To sign up to participate in the film sprint as a group, please visit: 11dayfilmsprint.com. If you have any additional questions please contact Erin Kinney at email@example.com or call BIG at 617-731-8566.
From the press release by Erin Kinney, BIG