CATEGORIES Sundance, Shorts, Exhibition, DIY/Filmmaking, Contests, Movie News, 'Fone Finds, Sundance Film Festival, CinematicalFor the second year, Delta and Gen Art have teamed up for Delta's Fly-in Movies Competition. Five short films have been selected as finalists; the films will be on Delta flights, and you can also watch them online. And the judging panel is comprised of -- you! That's right, you get to determine the fate of these five filmmakers by rating each film on a scale of 1-5. The filmmaker with the highest rating at the end of the contest gets an amazing prize package: $10,000 cold, hard cash, a $2500 Gen Art membership, and a pair of round-trip tickets valid for any international Delta flight. Plus, all the finalists get flown to Sundance for a special celebration on January 23, where the winner will be announced.
This year's finalists (with descriptions from the contest website) are:
Kurt Kuenne's Slow -- A traffic safety worker is accidentally caught in the background of a newspaper photo, and his life is changed forever.
Levni Yilmaz's Tales of a Mere Existence: Conversation -- A simple trip to the video store can bring up EVERYTHING that's wrong with your relationship.
Edward McGinty's Morning Fall -- A mysterious man wakes up on the side of the road, injured and confused. Where will he end up when he can't find his way home?
Bob Giovanelli's Tis The Season -- A little girl is disappointed to learn that Santa Claus is on a break-but she soon stumbles on a somewhat unorthodox replacement.
Robert Kirbyson's Ctrl Z -- When a computer malfunctions, an office loner takes full advantage of the chance to magically undo a lifetime of regrets.
All the entries are quite good ... go watch them for yourself and tell us which you like the best. You have until January 15 to get your votes in!