(KMTR) – Celebrating movie making in Oregon
, a competition Saturday pitting local filmmakers against each other.
The Downtown Initiative for Visual Arts (DIVA) is putting on its 8th annual OpenLens Winter Short Film Festival on Saturday, January 28th, 2012 in downtown Eugene.
Twelve films are part of the show, all between 2 and 16 minutes in length.
Organizers say participation continues to grow in the festival as video technology gets better, cheaper and easier to use.
For the first time since the competition started, the competition includes entries from all over the state of Oregon.
“First there were a lot of really strictly visual special effects-y kind of things and we still have a little bit of that, but it's much more now, and I think this year especially, it's much more about story and people trying to figure out how to make their characters come across a certain way,” says Steve Poizat-Newcomb, Chair of the OpenLens Festival.
The Festival kicked off at on Saturday, January 28th, 2012 and last until Tickets are 8 dollars at the door at the University of Oregon’s downtown Baker Center on E 10th Avenue and High Street.
$1,100 in prize money is up for grabs for participants this year.
To learn more about the films that are part of the show, click the following link: http://openlens.proscenia.net/02_Schedule/index.htm.