Saturday, January 07, 2006

Movie Sauce Film Festival: Shreveport-based teens initiate an international film exposition; see

Movie Sauce Film Fest was created in May, '05, by a small group of unusually committed teen filmmakers led by Hunter Carter and Evan Falbaum. Held at Fairfield Studios, Shreveport, the event was mobbed by enthusiastic viewers.

Writes Carter on the web site: "The Moviesauce Film Festival was created in 2005 by Hunter Carter, Evan Falbaum, and Kemerton Hargrove, as a response to the lack of venues and support for student, experimental, and low-budget films. With these films in mind, Moviesauce was created to provide a physical screening place for filmmakers whose reach would normally be limited to small local releases, or the Internet. As the name (coined by Kemerton Hargrove) implies, Moviesauce is not just about showing the movies, but it is a little something extra. The event is more like a convention than a typical film festival, as there are panels, Q&A sessions, and more. Moviesauce is by the filmmakers, for the filmmakers -- and while many other festivals echo that motto, we think our sense of humor speaks for us. I mean, come on. Moviesauce."

Carter and his partners are back with a second and expanded edition of the event. It is no longer strictly a student competition. It is open to submissions from across the globe. And as students who've operated their own web site and forum for several years, they have an international network of moviemaking peers. says there are four categories in 2006:
Narrative Feature

"Each of them has a separate award," writes Carter, "and finally, there is the Awesomesauce award, chosen by the attending audience, and presented on the final day of the festival."

Movie Sauce registration is online this year. The Deadlines:
Earlybird Deadline: Dec 1, 2005
Regular Deadline: Jan 20, 2006
Late Deadline: Mar 15, 2006
Withuotabox Extended Deadline: Mar 27, 2006 handles the paper work.

Carter, Falbaum, Hargrove and helpful local peers were at Caddo Magnet High last year. This year they are scattered at various universities. You can follow the continuing saga of these young filmmakers and producers at

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