Tonight the Memphis Film Prize holds its annual kickoff party.
This is the third year the Prize has been offered in Memphis. The Prize Foundation, created by filmmaker and Louisiana Film Prize originator Gregory Kallenberg, offers $10,000 for the best short film created by a Memphis area filmmaker. "The film prize has become a proving ground for filmmakers all over the country," says Kallenberg. "We are proud to play a role in building the indie film scene in Memphis."
The entries will be boiled down to the top ten, which will be screened at the prize festival in the fall. The winner, determined by the combination of jury and audience awards, will receive $10,000.
Tonight's event at the Cove will allow filmmakers to register their projects for the prize. Projects registered tonight will be eligible for two $500 grants to be given out to two filmmakers selected by drawing.
"We are incredibly excited about starting our third year in Memphis," says Film Prize Coordinator David Merrill. We invite all filmmakers, cast, crew, film enthusiasts, and film prize fans to celebraet the new year of Film Prize with us."
The kickoff party is tonight at The Cove from 6:30 to 9 PM. You can find out more information about Memphis Film Prize on their website