Press Release for STUF’s 72cc: A 72hr Film Challenge

For Immediate Release: July 12, 2012

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South Texas Underground Film

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SOUTH TEXAS UNDERGROUND FILM 72CC: A 72HR FILM CHALLENGE (STUF 72cc)

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – South Texas Underground Film celebrates it’s 2nd Anniversary with the announcement of the 72cc: A 72hr Film Challenge. Registration/Kick-off starts at 5:30pm on Thursday August 2, 2012 at the Art Center of Corpus Christi with Turn-in 72 hours later on Sunday August 5, 2012 at the Art Center of Corpus Christi. The 72cc is a 72 hour film challenge where filmmakers have 72 hours to write, film and edit a short film. Required film elements are drawn at the Kick-off and must be incorporated into the short film, this 72cc Challenge will have two elements, a randomly picked Lotería Bingo Card and Genre. South Texas Underground Film (STUF) wishes to continue giving filmmakers opportunities to create and hone their craft as well as a providing a public forum to exhibit their productions free of charge.

The STUF 72cc will add a new component with a Celebrity Jury with the help of partner Anthony Pedone, Executive Director of the Victoria TX Independent Film Festival and RxSM Self-Medicated Film Expo. The Jury consists of Jane Wiedlin (Musician with the Go-Go’s as well as an Actress, Director and Screenwriter), Michael Maize (Actor in National Treasure: Book of Secrets and Filmmaker), Christine Elise McCarthy (Actress most known for her roles in CHILD’S PLAY 2 and BODY SNATCHERS and is a Filmmaker), and Anthony Pedone (Filmmaker).

The 72cc is the 2nd of 3 STUF Film Racing Events, part of the Texas Film Racing League, planned for 2012. For more information or to learn how to enter the STUF 72cc: A 72hr Film Challenge, visit:

http://www.facebook.com/events/398078836916712/

http://www.southtexasundergroundfilm.org

In the two years that South Texas Underground Film(STUF) has been around, they have grown exponentially with this year being the biggest year to date. STUF has done screenings and presentations at different venues and events including the Power On conference that took place in May at TAMU-CC and has been a part of juries at film festivals in Texas.

After doing a presentation for the Art Association of Corpus Christi, STUF along with the Art Center of Corpus Christi decided to partner to bring film and digital media as a new medium for artists in the Coastal Bend area.

STUF is part of a film network called the Film ExChange with 6 other film festivals involved. The film reach for this exchange is from Brooklyn, NY to Hamburg, Germany. They are also workshop partners with Mono No Aware(MNA) in Brooklyn, NY where MNA teach their students how to shoot on 8mm, S8mm and 16mm. Mono No Aware also teaches how to hand process film as well as hand paint on film. After the workshops, students who submit their works are able to screen at the South Texas Underground Film Festival.

STUF has also done DIY Filmmaking workshops with various organizations and groups including The Autism Meet Up group in Corpus Christi. STUF along with the Art Center of Corpus Christi, are also starting outreach DIY Filmmaking programs with Palmer Drug Abuse Program and The Womens Shelter of South Texas starting in the Fall. STUF and the Art Center feel that through the power of the art lives can be changed in a positive way by using art as an expression for oneself.

WHO: Filmmakers, General Public, Media

WHAT: South Texas Underground Film 72cc: A 72hr Film Challenge

WHEN: August 2nd through August 5th

WHERE:

Kick-Off and Turn-In:                                                                                                             Art Center of Corpus Christi
in the Buena Vista Room
100 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Screening Date: TBA

About South Texas Underground Film

South Texas Underground Film is an official Texas non-profit organization for filmmakers and those who enjoy the art of film. STUF is run entirely by filmmakers (Directors, Producers, Screenwriters and Editors). Our goal is to teach the art of filmmaking to the community and to exhibit the work of filmmakers with underground and incredibly independent visions that are diverse in technique, background and culture, especially those with the DIY spirit. South Texas Underground Film wishes to provide a public presentation for the underground and independent filmmaker to showcase and share their work. STUF is always accepting films of any genre, length and year for screenings, presentations and broadcasts.

About the Art Center of Corpus Christi

Art Center Mission

“To nurture and promote local and regional arts as a service to our diverse community.”

History

In 1972, art groups gathered to form the Art Community Center, now known as the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Its first home was the old Centennial Museum building on Park Avenue. Here artists and community members convened and held meetings, exhibitions, and workshops with local and visiting artists.

In the early 1990’s, negotiations were undertaken with the city of Corpus Christi to take over a building at 100 Shoreline Boulevard. That building was to be vacated of city workers and possibly torn down. Through the persistent efforts of Dorothy Kucera and her committee, funds were raised and agreements reached with city leaders. The result was a beautifully located new home for the Art Community Center.

At the start of this new century, a major remodeling of the old building turned the Art Center into the beautiful multi- purpose facility it is today.

Over the past 40 years, the Art Center has evolved into a vibrant focus of creativity located in the heart of Corpus Christi’s bay front district. It is a unique organization in the Coastal Bend as it provides instruction and education for local artists, along with a venue to exhibit and sell their works. The Art Center is a destination for artists, school groups, visitors, tourists, and community members to view rotating exhibitions of original artwork and engage in art making experiences.