Arnold is calling all film makers!

Author: Denise Masino
June 28, 2010
Arnolds Sports Film Festival 2011

Arnolds Launches the First Sports Film Festival of its kind!

The Arnold Sports Festival and Ideas United have announced the first-annual Arnold Sports Film Festival will be held March 4-6, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio, in conjunction with the Arnold Sports Festival.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, co-founder of the Arnold Sports Festival, will be among the celebrity juries who pick the festival winners. The festival’s grand prize winner will be awarded a trip to visit Schwarzenegger on a Hollywood movie set.

The Arnold Sports Film Festival will be committed to the discovery, nurture and presentation of the best short-form international filmmaking focused on personal athletic endeavor.

The Anold Sports Film Festival will also complement and extend the largest multi-sport event in the world — founded in 1989 by Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer — and will build on the Arnold Sports Festival’s decades-long commitment to celebrating achievement in individual sport and athletic competition.

Produced in partnership with Ideas United – the Atlanta-based creators of Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival – the ASFF will seek films and filmmakers who explore the journey, perseverance, and triumphs of individuals who participate in athletic expression and competition.

Filmmakers of all ages will be invited to submit films less than 15 minutes in length to the ASFF in a variety of categories including narrative, documentary, animated, and broadcast films. The films should explore the lives, efforts, inspirations, and hopes of people striving for achievement in individual athletic pursuits ranging from bodybuilding to boxing, gymnastics to judo, table tennis to weightlifting, grappling to skateboarding.

The Arnold Sports Film Festival encourages both traditional and alternative storytelling, combining creativity and excellence in cinema with the drama of athletes determined to be the very best. In addition, Ideas United will bring the ASFF to more than 50 colleges, universities and high schools as part of Campus MovieFest. CMF provides students with everything they need to create short movies for free and will extend the ASFF reach to more than 100,000 college students.

The ASFF will be held at the Arena Grand Movie Theater in downtown Columbus.

ASFF Guidelines and Information

The Arnold Sports Film Festival will be open to all film makers and will accept films 15 minutes or less that focus on the athletic endeavors and motivations of the individual athletes.

Programming categories will include narrative, documentary, animation and professional broadcast.

Submissions to the Arnold Sports Film Festival will open in July 2010.

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