: The Germ, a local film project that aims to inspire filmmakers of all skill levels, will return for its first screening of the year on Thursday, February 21.
The Germ encourages filmmakers to take the inspiration and film limitations featured on its website and create a short film based on them. In October 2012, the inspiration of food was shared with the community to serve as the catalyst for participants to create their own film or video. The upcoming screening will feature films that are inspired by this Germ. Each submission must also feature at least four characters and a line of dialogue that was given by the project’s creators.
“I think the best films are about relationships,” said Anthony Taylor, co-creator of The Germ. “Requiring people to create films with four characters and the theme of food, something that naturally brings people together, is bound to create some interesting interactions. As a lover of food and dialogue, I'm excited to see what people do with being required to use a specific line and at least four characters.”
The screening will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21 2013, at 7 p.m. at Windsong Productions/ BLARE Media, 7676 N. Palm Ave., Suite 104, in Fresno. All submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18. Submissions will be showcased at the event. Tako BBQ Truck and a no-host bar will be on site to provide food and beverages. The inspiration for The Germ 06 will be announced at the event.
The Germ is an innovative platform that gives a single inspiration and asks filmmakers to simply create. Previous Germ inspirations were the color red, a photograph by William Eggleston, the season of summer and the song, “Tables and Chairs,” by Andrew Bird.
For more information and to view the current Germ, visit www.thegerm.org .
The Germ was founded by Windsong Productions, a video production company with a single purpose: tell good stories and tell them well. Specializing in creative video production, this award-winning company was founded in 2011 as a collective of videographers, producers, editors and writers that bring ideas to fruition using the best technology and creativity available.