I am going to assume at this point everyone knows what the Alamo Drafthouse is. Well, the company – which is now heralding itself as a “lifestyle entertainment brand” since they’ve expanded beyond the boundaries of a mere badass theater mini-chain – has teamed up with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (who make some wicked IPAs) to bring you the Off-Centered Film Fest. The festival will take place in Austin, TX on April 15 and 16. The submission cut off is March 1.
Quoth the press release:
Austin, TX— Monday, January 10, 2011— The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery have teamed up for the “Off-Centered Film Fest” short film competition on April 15 & 16 in Austin, TX. Featuring off-centered films for off-centered people, the festival celebrates the DIY approach of both the Alamo Drafthouse & Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Submissions for the festival are being accepted now with a deadline of March 1st to enter. Rules and submission instructions can be found here.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery wants to give independent-minded, aspiring filmmakers the chance to let their own freak-flags fly by making their own films that celebrate “off-centeredness,” to be interpreted in unique and creative ways! The goal is to build a short film competition that is as far from the mainstream as Dogfish Head’s 90 Minute I.P.A. is from mainstream beer. “The off-centered film Fest is one of my favorite events of the year. There is a tremendous overlap in creativity spirit between the indie film and the indie beer communities and everyone at dogfish enjoys getting our chocolate into the Alamo’s peanut butter,” said Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Founder.
“I am a beer drinker, that pastime and a love of movies is what brought about the Alamo Drafthouse concept in the first place. I brewed beer in college and am always on the hunt for new and interesting beers to try. Without a doubt, Dogfish Head is one of the most innovative, creative and exciting breweries to have ever existed. I am a huge fan (and consumer) of Sam’s brand, and it is an honor to partner with them to produce the Off-Centered Film Festival,” said Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO.
Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three finalists, determined by a panel of judges made of Dogfish Head and Alamo Drafthouse film enthusiasts. Additionally the finalists will be promoted online through the Alamo Drafthouse & Dogfish Head Craft Brewery websites and social media channels. More to come on the event schedule for the two-day festival.
Visit the Off-Centered Film Fest’s official website for more information.