At the same time that all of Hollywood moves in to “grace” Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah with their presence for the Sundance Film Festival, the action sports industry throws their version of the event with the X-Dance Action Sports Short-Film Festival.
Launched initially in 2001, the X-Dance Festival has been working to continue the progression of action sports film-making while recognizing and celebrating the achievements of both athletes and filmmakers. X-Dance puts an emphasis on the importance of story, recognizing innovative work that pushes the limits of both style and narration.
Voting for the festival’s entries actually began on January 4th. Anyone who wants to view the entries and give their say on which films impressed them can do so by going to Nossatv.com. Once there, head over to the X-Dance 2008 channel to view and then rate each film on a 1-5 scale. It doesn’t take much time and by doing do you help decide this years winner of the X-Dance Short Film Festival. The winner is then given a fully paid trip to Los Angeles to meet with the industries top names. Last years winner, Constantine Papanicolaou, ended up with full financial backing to film “Show and Prove”, featuring Tanner Hall and C.R. Johnson.
The Grand-Prize winner will be announced at the closing party on January 23 at The Depot in Salt Lake City. The festivities should be off the wall and one lucky filmmaker will be the recipient of a career changing break.
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Posted by Shaun on Monday, January 14th, 2008 in Industry.