New Jersey high school and college film students will have a chance to compete for an summer internship with Sony Pictures Classics in a contest announced today by the Count Basie Theatre.
PROJECT FX, the theater’s Statewide Student Film Festival, looks to inspire, invite and recognize emerging talent right in our own back yard and bring it before a panel of judges that can advance New Jersey’s reputation as a breeding ground for fantastic technical, directional and / or creative film making talent.
Students from all New Jersey high schools, public, private and parochial, as well as student is public and private colleges, universities and community colleges are invited to participate.
Entries, which must be no more than 10 minutes long and produced in 2013 or later, will be accepted until February 15, 2014.
On April 19, 2015 the top ten entries in the high school and college categories will be featured at the day-long PROJECT FX Festival at the Count Basie. The festival will also include workshops with film industry professional. The winning entry will be shown as “the opener” of a major release of a Sony Pictures Classics film.
The program is sponsored by Bank of America. Full competition rules, regulations, prerequisites and scoring guidelines can be found at www.projectfxbasie.com.