What Can You Do In 52 Seconds?

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Hall Farm Center is now accepting entries to the 52 Second Film Festival which poses the time constraint challenge of the Lumiere brothers' original motion picture reels to artists of every medium.

What can you do in just under a minute—tie your shoes, download a song, watch a movie? The 52 Second Film Festival, presented by Hall Farm Center for Art & Education poses the time restraint of the Lumière Brothers’ original motion picture to artists of every media. Entries for the event are now being accepted and the clock is ticking.

On December 28, 1895, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière ushered in the age of film through the demonstration of their device, the cinematograph. The brother’s original reels lasted a brief 52 seconds. In the spirit of the Lumières’ groundbreaking innovation, Hall Farm Center for Art & Education presents the 52 Second Film Festival, which allows artists of a variety of media to revisit the timed cinema challenge.

First prize for the competition is $500 and all finalists will have their entries posted online and be included as part of the festival screenings. Entries must be submitted on DVD or VHS and postmarked by June 1, 2006.

The Hall Farm Center for Arts & Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the processes of artistic creation and their integration into schools and communities.

For more information on the 52 Second Film Festival including rules, regulations and deadlines, please visit the Hall Farm website at http://www.hallfarm.org, or contact Scott Browning at (802) 365-4483.

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