Filmmaker Christopher Coppola, the nephew of Francis Ford and older brother of Nicolas Cage will present PAH-FEST (Project Accessible Hollywood) November 2-9 at locations in San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County and Humboldt county.
As founder of PAH-FEST, a non-profit organization that brings digital empowerment to underserved communities and individuals worldwide, Coppola travels around the world hosting PAH Nation events each year, including an upcoming trip
According to Coppola’s website “Visual storytelling is the new universal language, particularly amongst young people. PAH-FEST offers participants the opportunity to discover the ‘artist within us all,’ and to provide entertaining, quality content to the general public.”
PAH Nation fans can join Coppola November 2–9 for their biggest PAH Fest of the year with people telling their stories in San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County & Humboldt County.
As part of this year’s PAH-FEST, five Northern California university film departments will put together a team of filmmakers to represent their school in a short 4K art film competition exploring the aesthetics of 4K cinematography–hidden details, vibrant colors, captivating compositions that are only unlocked by the amazing high resolution 4K visual experience. The films can be either experimental or narrative but must grow out of the question, “What is Beauty?”
The fest will also feature a filmmaker’s challenge event with four Northern California high schools competing with a filmmaking team made up of five students to represent their school to make a film based on a specific story theme to be shot and edit during the competition.
Californians can also participate in any of three public contests.
Create a 2 minute HD video portrait of yourself or another person. You can B.Y.O.G. (Bring Your Own Gear) or PAH-FEST will supply you with HD pocket camcorders and a complete editing system for you to edit and finish your piece. Everyone is welcome to show up at PAH-FEST and create a Digiportrait. Your submission will be featured in the PAH NATION theater to be rated by the online public, and a cash prize is awarded to the winning piece!
The Tone Poem is a poetic dance between music and film based on a specific theme. The music and the film cannot exist before hand. Everything is created during the festival. One need not be a professional musician. Music can be many things including simple humming or drumming. You can B.Y.O.G (Bring Your Own Gear) or use a PAH HD pocket camcorder and PAH editing station to cut and finish your 2 minute Tone Poem.
Cell Phone Flick
Use a video enabled cellphone or your personal camcorder to film an all in camera, continuous 60 second or less shot with no editing or pausing on a specific assigned theme. Upload your work to the PAH website (www.pahfest.org) or bring it back to this PAH hub station.
The theme is – Something Sacred
For those who are not in California? Filmmakers can submit their cellphone flick from anywhere in the world for a chance to win a cash prize.
PAH will be streaming the LIVE orientation on Sunday, November 2nd at 11:00am PST.
For more info tune in online at www.pahfest.org to join Christopher Coppola as he kicks off the festival.