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2010 Black Rock City Film Festival: Call For Entries

By Mike Everleth ⋅ May 5, 2010

So, maybe you’ve heard of Burning Man, the arts festival where thousands of fun-loving folks descend on the Nevada desert for a week-long celebration of arts and culture? Well, at this year’s Burning Man, the people behind the Boston Underground Film Festival and San Francisco IndieFest have joined together to form a new film festival that will take place during this major event.

It’s the Black Rock City Film Festival and they’re looking for short films to screen for the residents of the temporary city that forms each summer in the Black Rock desert.

The festival will run on Aug. 31 to Sep. 3 and will begin with a Red Carpet Opening Night Gala before the first screening on Tuesday and a Wrap Party on Friday after the last film has been screened. Plus, there will be a bar and popcorn stand with cocktail parties being hosted before and between screenings.

Just to be clear: BRCFF is not looking for films ABOUT Burning Man. You can submit any ol’ short film you have — as long as it’s under 30 minutes long. They just want short films in general that will appeal to the mad, wild crowd that converges on Black Rock City every year. This is one of the biggest, craziest arts gathering on the planet and it’s about time somebody hosted a film festival there.

Here are the deadlines for submitting:

Regular Deadline:
July 1

Late Dateline:
July 15

To actually submit, please visit the BRCFF Withoutabox page. And for more info, you can visit their Facebook page.

Lastly, for more info on Burning Man in general, you can visit their website, too.