Creating Film History with CAPTURE 2015

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Capture 2015 Announces Official Call
for Professional Film Team Editors and Musicians

First the important time-sensitive info at a glance:
What: Capture 2015 Call for Professional Film Editors and Musicians (teams are encouraged)
Deadline for Applications:
Sunday, August 30th – 10:00 PM
Online Applications at:
Team Notifications:
Wednesday, September 2nd

Now, the details:
(Chattanooga, TN. and Kansas City) The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) in Chattanooga, KC Digital Drive, Film Society KC and KC Film + Media Office are collaborating on a milestone event, Capture: A Community Filmmaking Project Sept. 18-20, 2015. For the first time, crowd-sourced film footage will be made into fully realized short films by teams of professional editors and musicians simultaneously in two cities in two different states. And only one film will win the $800 prize for Best in Show. Which city will it be from?

“Capture will challenge people in both cities to take their cameras and smartphones to the streets to film up to five 30-second clips that give a window into their community,” said Jason Harper,  KC Digital Drive.

Over a 24-hour period from September 18-19, filmmakers in KC and Chattanooga will record and upload up to five, 30-second clips around a specific theme [theme to be announced Sept. 18]. Then over the ensuing 24 hours, teams of editors and musicians take bi-city footage and turn it into fully realized short films with scores to be premiered on Sunday, September 20. The 48-hour film contest comes on the heels of Techweek Kansas City, Sept. 14-20. 

Deadline for submitting team applications: SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th – 10:00 PM

Our official 2015 call for teams is now live. We are encouraging film editors and musicians living and working in Chattanooga and Kansas City to submit their info and work samples.

Submissions will be reviewed on Tuesday, September 1.
Teams will be notified and confirmed on Wednesday, September 2nd.

Editing Teams: $600 in compensation
Musicians: $800 in compensation

Guest Juror Awarded Best In Show: $800
(shared prize with the entire awarded team of both editors and musicians)
People’s Choice: $600 
(shared prize with the entire awarded team of both editors and musicians)

Who Should Consider Submitting?
Film Editors: We encourage people, whether professionals or serious enthusiasts, to submit their information and examples of their work at our website. Film editors are highly encouraged to submit having at least two (2) editors on a team. It’s a 48-hour competition working with hundreds of pieces of community submitted footage. You will need a team.

Musicians: Musicians, whether soloists, composers, or bands are encouraged to submit while keeping in mind that you will be required to create and record, an original composition within 48 hours. Additionally, the musicians selected for the project will also perform a live, onstage set during the Capture Premiere Event on Sunday, September 20th beginning at 5:30 PM. Recording studio time will be provided to the selected musicians and/or bands.

Editors and Musicians who wish to be considered for creative teams can fill out the application at:

For more information, please visit

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