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Gawker Media's Jalopnik Film Festival is Accepting Submissions (and Volvo Wants to Help You Make a Car Film)

Photo of Shipra Harbola Gupta By Shipra Harbola Gupta | Indiewire August 12, 2014 at 10:46AM

Owned by The Gawker Media Group, Jalopnik is a publication for car enthusiasts, celebrating its tenth anniversary alongside the film festival's first official anniversary.
Ron Howard Rush
Ron Howard's "Rush" screened at the first annual Jalopnik Film Festival last year.

Now in its second year, the Jalopnik Film Festival has announced that it will be accepting submission from filmmakers, now through September 5.

Submissions to this year's festival must have been produced after last year's inaugural edition of the Jalopnik Film Festival, September 19, 2013. The run time can range from 30 seconds to 120 minutes; the categories consist of narrative, documentary, animation and foreign language.

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Besides curating an original program based on submissions, the festival will be screening a selection of films about cars and car culture. Last year's titles included Ron Howard's "Rush" and Asif Kapadia's "Senna." The year's titles, however, have yet to be revealed.

Volvo, the festival's premiere sponsor, will also provide filmmakers with the resources to make their car-themed films, via a contest, with submissions due August 25th. They will provide the cars and filmmaking crew to make a short film about car culture that focuses on a theme of "Why We Care."

To learn more about submitting your film to the Jalopnik Film Festival, visit their site.

This article is related to: Gawker, Jalopnik Film Festival, Rush, Ron Howard, Asif Kapadia, Senna, Filmmaker Toolkit: Festivals, News

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