The FestivalThe BIG MINI MEDIA FESTIVAL is a two-day event hosted by the Media Arts Department of Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus. The festival recognizes the best long and short form documentary, experimental, short form narrative and Super Short video productions created with the MiniDV and digital formats. Short- and feature-length screenplays are also in competition and rewarded - though not read nor performed during the festival itself.
With our twelfth festival, we celebrate a decade of the Big Mini Media Festival and as always, continue to encourage filmmakers of all genres and technical levels to submit their videos, and again demonstrate this year's festival as an exciting array of independent video.
Festival Theme - "Story Telling in the Age of the Internet"
Join Jorge Rivera and a group of award winning filmmakers for a discussion on the pros and cons of emerging technologies and the internet as a distribution and presentation platform.
Panel Discussion: "Story Telling in the Age of the Internet"
Description - Over the years, the formats for storytelling have changed: starting with the oral tradition, to text, radio, film, TV and then video, digital and now the internet. How was this new format changed the nature of storytelling? What value have we gained? And, what have we lost? Storytelling in the age of the internet - what that is, and how has it affected our lives.
Tagline:Stories that have a vision on now, that looks to our future.
Panel Moderator - Jorge Rivera.
JORGE RIVERA is a multi-platform screenwriter and producer, who's work has included independent television, film and award winning digital productions. He also teaches a variety of New Media subjects that include screenwriting and video production for the web.
At ValDean Entertainment, Jorge has served as Head Writer and Co-Writer on several of their most well known web series including: ODESSA (winner of the SYFY Imagine Greater Award and development deal), LENOX AVENUE (optioned by BET Digital Networks), and the BABY DADDY MEMOIRS.
Prior to writing for ValDean, Jorge's best known work was the web series RHYME ANIMAL (starring Al Thompson) (the Cleveland Show, The Royal Tennenbaums) and Craig "muMs" Grant (of HBO's OZ), Which recently took home the 2011 Independent Film Quarterly Best New Media/Webseries prize. In 2010, he produced and directed the UNPROTECTED a branded content web series which took home two Honorary Webbys in the Branded Entertainment category.
When & Where:
The BIG MINI MEDIA FESTIVAL will take place on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Long Island University's Downtown Brooklyn Campus (ten minutes from Wall Street and SoHo). All festival screenings will be held in the LIU-Brooklyn Media Arts Departmentís Spike Lee Video/Film Screening Room (see map).
The festival is free and open to the public. Please enter through the Paramount Theater entrance of LIU at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush Avenue Extension.
Please submit films in one of these formats: DVD (Region 0 or 1, NTSC only), MiniDV (NTSC) or HDV (NTSC).
For more information, please download and read the 2013 entry forms below.
2013 Entry Forms (please download for submissions):Entry Form Videotape Release
Deadline for submissions: August 10, 2013
Late deadline for Withoutabox.com submissions:
August 17, 2012
We'll notify you of acceptance and awards by October 7, 2013
If you want to submit online, https://www.withoutabox.com/login/8257
This event is supported by a grant from Long Island University's John P. McGrath Fund.
Phone: (718) 488-1052