New policy. We’re going to try to avoid screening pitch videos at the JUMP film festivals. There are a whole grocery list of reasons why but mostly, we feel like the JUMP Society film festival is the wrong environment for that sort of thing.
But you know what is the right environment? This website! If anyone is trying to raise funds for local film projects, I’ll be happy to embed your pitch video right here.
From yaks to kayaks, Juneau filmmaker Saffron Hayes is working to complete a documentary which he started shooting in 2004 about his travels through India, Nepal, and Alaska.
During his travels, he documented traditional ways of life in remote wilderness while exploring how different cultures deal with the psychological difficulties accompanied by a post-modern society.
So if this sounds interesting, you can jump in and support Saffron in telling his story and completing his project of eight years. Here’s the pitch…
If I was trying to explain the JUMP Society to someone I would show them this video.
Then I would show this video…. unless they’re afraid of zombies.
Thanks to our intern, Lael, for making these awesome shorts and helping us get the word out about the festival. We’re always accepting submissions and this is the place to keep up to date on our goings on.
This summer show is our tenth anniversary, hope you can make it!
The submissions deadline is Thursday, July 26th and we’re expecting a truck load so remember to keep them short. The limit for each film is ten minutes but we recommend 3-5 minutes as the sweet spot.
Remember, at the JUMP Society, quality comes second! As always, our priority will be on inclusion and getting as many filmmakers on screen as possible because we believe that screening films for an audience is a valuable learning experience. If you make great films, the kind that make us laugh and cry and vomit uncontrollably (maybe not vomit) then of course we’ll include as much of your work as possible but we also want to give that weird experimental film a chance because building the community is at the core of this festival.
If you have a film that doesn’t fit into our ten minute limit, please bring it by and talk to us anyway, we’re here to support local filmmaking and may try developing a separate program for longer films in the future.
You can drop off films at The Alaska Robotics Gallery and if anyone wants feedback on work in progress, I’d be happy to sit down with you and give you as much constructive criticism as you can bear. To schedule an appointment, call 586-3440.