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Digital Days SBIFF awards winners


Richard Corwin and Gretchen Miller, producers of Digital Days 2004 at the 19th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, announced the winners for the Teen Filmmaker program as:

* Amanda Weiss, "Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat," Cal Arts, Valencia, CA
* Cole Sanchez, "Fridge," Rancho Marrieta, CA
* Carolyn Chrisman, "Ascension Rites," Anacapa School, Santa Barbara, CA
* Austin Madison, "Boy Meets Rex," Sacramento, CA
* Daniel Howard, "Jai Yen-Cool Heart," Downtown Community TV, NYC, NY
* Spencer McCall, "The Making of the Hobbit," Truckee, CA
* Spencer McCall "The Hobbit," Truckee, CA
* Joseph Dietsch, "The Field," Santa Barbara High School, SB, CA
* Brandy Crane, "Bram Stoker's Dracula," Baton Rogue, Louisiana

The winners received more than $15,000 in software awards supplied by Apple Computer, Adobe, Avid, discreet, Macromedia, and Canon video. More than 125 submissions were received from around the world including eight Santa Barbara area schools.
Of note is Brandy Crane's "Bram Stoker's Dracula" which is a feature length film and the local winners were two time winner Joe Dietsch, SBHS, Awarded Avid DV Xpress and a one week scholarship to Digital Days of Summer Camp and Carolyn Chrisman, Anacapa School, awarded Macromedia Studio Mx and the Honorable Mention awards went to Crane School, Santa Barbara Jr. High, Santa Barbara Charter Middle School, Santa Barbara Middle School and Washington School.
Teen Filmmaker was Produced by Santa Barbara teachers John Dent, Dos Pueblos High School and Kimberly Ford, Santa Barbara Charter School. Teen Filmmaker Winning films and interviews can be viewed and streamed VOD from For information on registration for the Digital Days of Summer Camp 2004, log onto the website.
Digital Days, now in its 6th year, is an interactive Digital showcase and forum and has served as the technical and educational outreach for SBIFF, umbrellas as a nonprofit under the Pacific Media Foundation.


Digital Days Website Hosts Interviews with Writers of 2003s Most Honored Films

With the 76th Academy Awards® less than a week away, the website for Digital Days 2004 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival,, presents a web cast of the festival's acclaimed "It Starts With The Script" panel discussion and interviews with six of the featured writers. Log on to hear and see the entire hour and a half panel discussion moderated by President of AMPAS, Frank Pierson. Additional one-on-one interviews with the panelists were conducted by Jeff Hanley and are also available on the site. From fiercely independent films to studio spectaculars, the auspicious panelists represented all genres of film. This is an incredible resource for aspiring screenwriters as well as cinephiles. Even the panelists commented the event at SBIFF was so diverse that many of the screenwriter's learned a few things from the other panelists and the questions were refreshingly original.
For a direct link, click or paste this URL onto the web browser and prepare to be entertained.

Filled with the hottest screenwriter's the panel took place Saturday, January 31 at the Lobero Theatre, and included Denys Arcand (Academy Award® nominee, and winner of the French Academy Award for "The Barbarian Invasions"), Jim Sheridan (Academy Award® nominee for "In America"), Tom McCarthy (British Academy of Film & Television Arts Original Screenplay Award-winner for "The Station Agent"), Patty Jenkins ("Monster"), Anthony Minghella ("Cold Mountain"), John August ("Big Fish"), Fran Walsh (Academy Award® nominee for "Lord of the Ring: The Return of the King"), and Phillippa Boyens (Academy Award® nominee for "Lord of the Ring: The Return of the King").

In its sixth year as an interactive digital showcase and educational outreach for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Digital Days 2004 provided a nine-hour Apple QuickTime live web cast and chat during the festival that reached a total of 85 countries and all 50 states. "This was our best event yet," said Digital Days producer Richard Corwin. "We received more than 142,000 page views, three times as many participants as last year, and the chat room peaked at 194 simultaneous visitors." Digital Days content is being used in Santa Barbara area schools and seen on local cable TV.

Digital Days, now in its 6th year, is an interactive Digital showcase and forum and has served as the technical and educational outreach for SBIFF, umbrellas as a nonprofit under the Pacific Media Foundation.

Dedicated to the art of filmmaking, the SBIFF offers a broad array of international and independent films, with a commitment to diversity. It attracts more than 40,000 visitors. As the festival begins its 20th year, the SBIFF endeavors to enrich the community both culturally and economically by presenting ten days of films, seminars, symposiums and parties! Nearly 150 films from American Independents to major studio releases, to award-winning foreign films and international documentaries, with a special focus on Spanish and Latin American Cinema, cinephiles have the opportunity to discover mainstream and alternative films, as well as meet the filmmakers and talk with them after screenings. All year long the SBIFF is involved with cultural adventures in film. Events such as the annual Kids Film Festival, The Cinema Society, and Teen Mentor Workshops. Log onto the website to find out more about all of the programs of SBIFF.


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