Celebration showcase begins accepting entries
The Eugene Celebration Film Festival is still months away - the festival within a festival is scheduled for Sept. 13-14 - but it's not too early to submit a film.
From experimental to animated, sci-fi to documentary, organizers are seeking films in all genres. Submissions should be made in DVD format and include a full contact sheet listing genre, title of the film, a brief synopsis, run time, contact person, contact phone and e-mail.
Selections may be mailed to: ECFF c/o Eugene Celebration, P.O. Box 11647 Eugene, OR 97440.
For more information, call 505-4721 or go to www?.eugenecelebration.com.
Volunteers being sought for October film festival
It's also not too early to volunteer for the Eugene International Film Festival 2008, scheduled for Oct. 3-5.
Volunteers are needed before, during and after the event, which will be held at Regal Cinemas 15. Some of the available volunteer activities include selling advance ticket, transporting VIPs, and designing and distributing posters and programs.
For more information, go to www.eugenefilmfest.org and click on "volunteer," or call 914-9490.
DIVA series on directors will focus on Truffaut
The Great Director Series continues from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts, 110 W. Broadway, with the work of Franois Truffaut.
Named the 27th best director of all time by Entertainment Weekly, Truffaut is France's most famous filmmaker. The release of his first full-length film, "Les Quatre Cents Coups" ("The 400 Blows") in 1959 marked the beginning of the French New Wave.
In addition to "The 400 Blows," DIVA will screen "Jules and Jim" and "Day for Night."
Admission to the seminar is free. To guarantee a seat, call 344-3482.
- The Register-Guard