FT. COLLINS, Colo. — New Belgium Brewing is taking its beer and film festival on the road again and has put out the call for inspired short films to bring along. Now simply called “Clips,” the roving film festival wants your filmmaking prowess for its 2013 show.
To enter, upload your film towww.newbelgiumclips.com. The window for submissions is January 15-April 15 and New Belgium selects approximately 20 films each season. Clips will kick off in Bloomington, Indiana on Friday, May 31.
Clips is a nationwide beer and film tour that brings people together to try beers from New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series, along with some popular classics, view amateur films and raise money for philanthropic organizations. Now in its fourth year, Clips has raised nearly $118,000 for local nonprofits in the cities where it has held screenings.
“We are asking people to harness their creativity and send it our way,” said Christie Catania, Clips Manager-at-Large. “Our growing beer and film festival has become a great showcase and rallying point for filmmakers, volunteers and community members. Clips marries some of our more rare beers with independent filmmaking, all while raising funds for deserving nonprofits.”
Over the last three seasons, the Clips Beer and Film Tour selection team has received hundreds of film submissions from people with a wide variety of skill levels and backgrounds. All chosen entries for the 2013 season will receive a custom gift from New Belgium and screenings along the entire tour. Approximately 16,400 attendees viewed the films last year alone.
The guidelines include:
- The film must be no more than five minutes.
- Filmmakers must be at least 21 years old.
- The film can cover any subject/genre, but extra points go to films that include a New Belgium folly: craft beer, sustainability, whimsy, adventure or culture.
- Keep it clean.
- Filmmakers must secure rights for all elements included in the film.
Since 2010, selected plotlines include a documentary about controversial water rights, a tale of lizard wrangling in Wisconsin, and a piece of art entirely created with old school theater trickery, puppeteering and black light. Film genres ranged from comedic shorts, animation and environmental documentaries to accounts about the world’s best invention: the bike.
For the latest information on Clips, go to www.newbelgiumclips.com; stay tuned for a 2013 Clips schedule. For more information on New Belgium Brewing, visit www.newbelgium.com.
About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in 1991. Today, the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium produces nine year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Sunshine Wheat, Ranger IPA, Belgo IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey and Trippel, as well as a host of seasonal releases. In addition to producing world-class beers, New Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a commitment to environmental stewardship. For more information, visitwww.newbelgium.com.