IFCKC Looking For Participants For Fantasy Film Draft

The Independent Filmmaker’s Coalition of Kansas City is looking for people to participate in their next Fantasy Film Draft. Specifically, they’re in need of a lot more actors than they currently have.

Check out their press release and don’t be shy! If you’re interested, please participate. The IFCKC welcomes filmmakers and aspiring actors of all skill levels!

While there may be many “fantasy” leagues out there for avid sports fans, the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City (IFCKC) is the only film organization in the United States to run a fantasy filmmaker draft. Beginning in February and culminating in a feature screening on March 31, 2012 at MOD Gallery, what makes the event completely unique is that instead of the draft being a competition based on existing Hollywood players, for example a Spielberg vs. a Scorsese, or other established producers, directors, writers, and talent, the IFCKC’s Fantasy Filmmaker Draft uses real people as team participants.
The way the Fantasy Filmmaker Draft works is that contestants who want to serve as a team captain enter their names into a drawing. Since there are five teams, five names are chosen. These people become team captains and can fulfill a role as a producer, or director or writer for his or her team. The team captain must then draft two more team members to fulfill the remaining roles. Teams then draft players to serve as talent (actors, actresses) and crew members.

An important aspect of the competition is creating a comprehensive narrative that spans across five different teams with five different sets of filmmakers. Beginning with Team A (the first team), each team writer has one week to complete one-fifth of the script, but there is a catch. Each part must have the same four primary characters (two male and two female) and the narrative must be a continuous story. Furthermore, different actors will play the same parts across the production and must wear identical costumes, thereby ensuring continuity. For example, if in Script A, a character wears a blue shirt and white hat, the same costume must be worn by the character in each succeeding part from Script B through Script D.

The draft for actors, actresses occurs on March 7, 2012 at the IFCKC meeting, which takes place at the Westport Coffee House at 7:30 PM. The same evening crew members will be selected, including the
Directors of Photography and editors. Filming can begin March 7, but must be completed and submitted by March 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM at the IFCKC meeting.

The result will be screened on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the newly remodeled Mod Gallery, which is a premier gallery space in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District. Doors will open at 7:30 PM followed by the screening at 8:30 PM. Admission is $5 for IFC members, $8 for non-members. The screening will also be a chance for the public to have a sneak peak of the remodel in advance of the Mod Gallery’s official grand (re)opening on Friday, April 6th.

The Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City (ifckc.com) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting regional independent film, video and media production within the community via education, celebration and collaboration. Founded in 1993 by KC-based professional and amateur filmmakers, the IFCKC holds meetings every Wednesday night at 7:30 PM at Westport Coffee House in Kansas City, MO. Dedicated to the mantra of “making more films and betters films”, the IFCKC hosts film-related events throughout the year, including the annual One Night Stand competition – a 10-hour shoot and edit film challenge – and Fantasy Filmmaker Draft.

The Mod Gallery is a premier gallery located in the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District at 1809 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108. The gallery features innovative art by artists including painters, mixed media artists, photographers and performance artists.

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