The Artist's Muse Art Blog
Intrigued yet intimidated by film arts, I began attending the Manhattan Short Film Festival in 2006. I became addicted to film shorts and consequently independent films. I appreciate the short format because of my limited attention span. In two hours, I am able to view and experience 10 different artistic ___voices.___ It shouldn__™t be a surprise that the opportunity inspires me and I commend the artists for the commitment it takes to produce something of this nature. Inspiration. Concept. Execution. When I look at a blank sheet of paper, I face a similar dilemma. How do I shape and mold a creative spark and present it in a form that is accessible to the viewer. There is something poetic about experiencing it in a different genre that makes it more direct and understandable.
The best part of the festival is that viewers get to vote on which film takes the prize. It is exciting, entertaining and inspiring. All this packed into two short hours. There are other short film fests out there in Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles as well. www.msfilmfest.com