What is the 2nd Act Film Festival? 

The 2nd Act Film Festival is a unique take on the film project. Presented by The Jasper Project, its mission is to encourage and promote the growth of independent filmmaking in South Carolina.

The 2nd Act Film Festival is a curated film project. Filmmakers submit their names and work to be considered for participation in the festival. A group of South Carolina media and arts professionals will select the final group of filmmakers to participate. This year 10-12 filmmaking teams from around South Carolina will be selected to participate.

The level of filmmaking experience by the filmmaker can range from beginner to professional. If entrants have never made a film before, but are selected based on their artistic/creative work, we can assist in placing them with an experienced filmmaking team. As a festival we are looking to gather a highly creative and diverse group of voices that represent independent filmmaking in the state.

Participating filmmakers will be featured in Jasper magazine and promoted heavily in events leading up to the festival screening. Previous festivals played to overflow crowds at Tapp's Arts Center.

We will give filmmakers the 1st Act and the 3rd Act (one page each) of a script. The filmmaker's job is to write the 2nd Act and make the film. There is no restriction on genre or subject matter, however, all scripts will be reviewed by the Jasper Project review team. All films will then screen the night of the festival at Tapp's Arts Center in Columbia, SC in October, 2017.

The 2nd Act Film Festival Audience Award is given to the film that the audience recognizes as the most outstanding film of those created for the festival. The winning filmmaker receives $250 and a hand crafted trophy by sculptor Matthew Kramer.

Participating filmmakers will also receive gifts from the event sponsors.

Click here to view our 2nd Act Film Festival audience award winners.

 

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