The Future of Cinema Film Festival is open to current high school students, ages 13-18. The categories are narrative, documentary, animation and screenplay. There is no submission fee for work submitted by August 15, 2013. Filmmakers can submit their work online through Without a Box.
Students who attend the festival will have the rare opportunity to interact with accomplished filmmakers. In 2013 the festival will welcome Wayne White, a production designer who has made an indelible mark on the creative world for more than 30 years. A designer, painter, puppeteer, sculptor, and musician, Mr. White's work has been seen on "Pee Wee’s Playhouse" and "Beakman’s World." He is now the notable subject of the documentary dedicated to his life’s work, "Beauty is Embarrassing." The festival will also welcome representatives from the ARRI Group, a longtime festival supporter and an industry leader in lighting and camera equipment.
Past guests of the festival include Academy Award winning filmakers including Michael Moore and special effects artist and pioneer Dennis Muren, as well as Steven Saklad, Benh Zeitlin, Cory McAbee, and many others. Visit the Future of Cinema page on the Interlochen website for an updated list of guests for the 2013 film festival.