Monday, April 23, 2012

First Best of YoungCuts Broadcast on Television this Saturday!

First Best of YoungCuts Broadcast on Television this Saturday!
New 26 to 29 Year Old Category - Next Deadline April 30
Watch 150+ Short Films for $9.95! 
Late Fee Pricing Starts May 1

News and Notes from the YoungCuts Film Festival.

1. Best of YoungCuts on HIFI Television this Saturday!

On Saturday, April 28th, HIFI will air at Noon and 12:30 EST two Best of YoungCuts half hour TV episodes. The episodes include short films by YoungCuts filmmakers A.J. Korkidakis, Ben McKinnon, Jason Ambrus, Caroline de Koninck, Fanny Pascual, Francis Martineau, Sophie Choquette and Chris Diaz.

HIFI is owned and operated by High Fidelity HDTV™, a North American leader in HD broadcasting. With its suite of High Definition channels, Oasis HD™, HIFI™, eqhd™, and radX™, High Fidelity HDTV broadcasts some of the best non-fiction programming from around the world. To see what channel your TV provider carries the HIFI channel on go here:

The Best of YoungCuts TV episodes are another way that YoungCuts showcases great young filmmakers and another reason that you should submit your films. High Fidelity HDTV and Canadian Heritage helped fund these two episodes.


2. YoungCuts Responds to Popular Demand with New 29 and Under Category!
New YoungCuts MasterClass Section

In case you missed the announcement, YoungCuts has added a new category for filmmakers 26 to 29 years old.

The 2012 YoungCuts Film Festival is now accepting submissions to the YoungCuts MasterClass category for filmmakers 26 to 29 years old. This is a great opportunity for filmmakers 26 to 29 years old to submit their best work to the Festival. Next deadline for this category is April 30.

Our goal in introducing this new section is to throw a spotlight on filmmakers 26 to 29 (previously too old for the Festival) including many YoungCuts Alumni and to fulfil our mandate to present Great Films by the World's Best Young Filmmakers! To submit for consideration in this section, please go HERE!


3. Watch 150+ Short Films for $9.95!

Film submitters, subscribers, supporters and sponsors of the YoungCuts Film Festival can now watch more than 150 short films on the YoungCuts web-site. And we will be adding another 50 short films to the site in the next 30 days.

After watching the films, viewers are invited to vote on the films as part of our "People's Choice" voting to help pick twenty of our Top 100 films that we will present during the YoungCuts Film Festival, September 27th to 30th.

Normally subscribing to view and vote for films is $14.95 for 60 days, but subscribe before the end of May and use this coupon: YCNL4 to save $5. (The coupon will also reduce the cost of submitting a film before May 31st. Paid film submissions include access to view and vote for films until the end of September.)

OR to subscribe by PayPal:


4. Late Fee Pricing Starts May 1st!

Quick reminder that starting on May 1st, the submission fee for all films submitted will be $60 regardless of length, so submit today!

One quick suggestion: If you know that you will be submitting to the festival, but your film is not quite ready, submit now to take advantage of the reduced rate and reserve your film’s spot in the judge’s room! Remember the later your film is submitted (and the longer it is) the less chance there is of it being picked!

Submit your short film today!


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