Sacramento International Film and Music Festival Starts Today

Posted on August 17, 2011 – 3:27 PM | by OldManFoster
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by Sarah Hansel
The Sacramento International Film and Music Festival is taking place this week at the Crest Theater. The festival, now in its 11th year, is running from August 17th to the 21st. Films from all over the country will be shown and local musicians Autumn Sky and Duke’s Place will perform.

The Sacramento International Film and Music Festival is unique in that it’s one of the few film festivals around that doesn’t require filmmakers to pay an entry fee, so it truly showcases a wide range of talent. Every year the Festival concludes with a showing of the 10×10 entries, which are 10-minute films that contestants have only 10 days to create. Speaking from personal experiene (my boyfriend has entered 10×10 films two years in a row now), these entries never fail to be entertaining. The limited time span and restrictions (each film must include two assigned props and follow a specific theme—this year’s is “Image and Color”) really put pressure on filmmakers to be innovative. It’s an interesting cross section of local creativity. Plus, there’s an after party at Parlare on the night of the 21st, so you can hobnob with all the local film celebrities.

Tickets to the entire 5-day event are $60, and tickets to individual events are $10.

The full schedule of events can be found here:

Here’s the trailer for tonight’s feature, Jimmy Murakami Non Alien:

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