Last night, Style Fox celebrated the launch of the Producers Guild of America ‘Make Your Mark’ short film competition sponsored by Cadillac at Highline Studios in NYC. The short film competition encourages aspiring and up-and-coming film makers to take the challenge and “make their mark” on the industry with a marathon 51 hour film competition from June 25-27. Qualifying short films must be written, shot, cast, and edited within one jam packed (and surely adrenaline pumping) weekend. Not only will the winner receive $33,000 in budget and travel funding, but their film will be broadcast during the ABC telecast of the 2015 Academy Awards. The competition will be judged by an esteemed group of celebrity judges and PGA producers, including: Kathy Bates, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas, Hawk Koch, Gary Lucchesi, Lori McCreary and Chris Moore.
The evening was hosted by Producer’s Guild of America president, Hawk Koch and Cadillac CMO, Uwe Ellinghaus with a keynote from Entourage creator, Doug Ellin, and recorded commentary from Michael Douglas (who was scheduled to be there but was unable to attend). Both Ellin and Douglas delivered inspiring speeches for the aspiring film maker to pursue their passions through the art of film. The room was filled with equally inspiring walls of quotes by successful producers -which was perhaps our favorite part of the party!
Outside of the glitz and glamour of celebrities and red carpets is the real underlying art of making films. Films reach the masses in a way that few other industries can. They’re truly one of the greatest ways to move and inspire people. We continue to support the hardworking artists who have the passion and grit to pursue their dreams in such a tough, competitive industry. So, to all the filmmakers out there, go after your dreams and “Make Your Mark!” For more details and entry information, visit the Producers Guild official website.
Check out the pictures from last night’s celebration below:
Entourage creator, Doug Ellin, addresses the crowd. Danny DeVito is center.
The event was surrounded by walls of inspiring quotes.
Rocking crazy pants and necklaces from Fortune & Frame with our friends from Haute Living, Creeds of Love, and Coast Shows.
Hawk Koch, president of the Producers Guild and Danny DeVito.
Entourage Creator, Doug Ellin chats about his humble beginnings.