While the Anchorage International Film Festival is accepting submissions until the middle of this month, so too is the Never Sets Film Festival. The deadline for the summertime film showcase for local short films has been extended to July 15. Alaska filmmakers can submit a short film or screenplay for consideration, with festival selections made by the end of the month. There’s no fee for submission -- check neversets.org for submission forms and guidelines.
Screenings will take place Aug. 6 at participating venues around the state (info to be updated on the festival website), while the finalists out of those selections will be shown again at the awards gala on Sept. 8 and 9 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, which will also include film workshops.
Another option for local filmmakers looking to get their work seen is the third Open Projector Night, presented by the Alaska Film Forum and Out North, 8-11 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Snow Goose Theater. A kind of open mike for movies, filmmakers can bring a short film or clip on DVD or Blu-ray disc. Projector slots will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.