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Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on July 23, 2008



Launch party & registration: THURSDAY, JULY 24TH

LA SALA ROSSA, 4848 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, QC.
Tickets $7 at the door.
More information at

60 FILMMAKERS. 60 SECOND FILMS. Introducing Montreal’s inaugural 60 Minute Film Festival. A nonprofit community film festival like no other. No jury, no prizes, no submission fees – nothing except the joy of filmmaking and film watching.

On July 24, 60 filmmakers will have the chance to register for M60 on a first-come, first-served basis. They will then have one month to make a 60 second film, in any genre, no matter their background or experience.

On September 24 and 25, these sixty films will screen as a rapid-fire, one-hour festival.

M60 is a celebration of amateur and professional filmmaking alike, and of the dazzling question: What can you say in just one minute?

Registration will open at a launch party on Thursday, July 24, at La Sala Rossa. The party will feature 3-4 song “micro-sets” of movie songs & covers by Adam & the Amethysts (Adam Waito, of Miracle Fortress and Telefauna, performing songs from Dirty Dancing), Receivers (former members of Marlow), RAGNI, and special surprise guests. DJ Crispian will be manning the decks, fresh from his set with De La Soul and Ghislain Poirier. Flipbook door-prizes come courtesy of local animator Kathleen Weldon – last seen working with Patrick Watson and Martha Wainwright.

A bevy of local artists, actors and established filmmakers have already committed to participating in the festival, with dozens more first-, second- and third-time filmmakers hoped to enter the fray. Each film could be 60 seconds of disaster – or 60 seconds of masterpiece.

the amethysts

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  1. spruce top parkinsons said, on July 28, 2008 at 5:47 pm

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