Will Battersby gave an informative lecture on film and distribution, amung other things. Check the schedule for his brief bio. Here is his workshop, a must listen if you are interested in taking your filmmaking to the next level.
Slideshow from the festival. Shows the excitement of it all. Produced by Jason Rizzo. Also, HERE is a photo album to enjoy. Thanks everyone for making it such a success!
Blue Sky Film Fest is history. Congrats to all our filmmakers, the festival was jam packed from start to finish. Thank you to our sponsors. Great job Volunteers!
Best Feature – Hellphone – Jason Pierce
Best Short – Contact Zone – Gustavious Smith
Best direction and story – Keycards – Russell Yaffe
Best doc – Jacob’s Ladder – Randy Bernard
Herald Sun Article by Cliff Bellamy. – Right HERE.
Awesome article, Craig Lindsey’s last as an N&O staff writer, in today’s News and Observer. Right HERE.
Great short preview from The INDY right HERE.
Nice article in the Chapel Hill News about Blue Sky written by Dave Hart. Read it HERE.
My Carolina Today interview with Alena Koch and Nic Beery is HERE.
Nic Talks About Blue Sky with Jackie Helvey Jan. 28th, 2011
January 29th, 2011
Tickets are now available for $5 per film block at the Lumina Theatre box office and will be on sale through-out the festival. We are not able to sell tickets over the phone or via the internet.
Tickets for Block 2 on Friday night, which is a benefit for The Arc of Orange County, will be $20, which includes a reception at 6:30pm at Harrington Bank followed by an award-winning, feature-length documentary film, “Horse Boy” at 8:00 at The Lumina Theatre. $15 of the ticket price is a tax-deductible donation to The Arc of Orange County. The entire $20 from each ticket and Festival pass sold at the Friday Reception will be donated to The Arc of Orange County.
Festival Passes for $45 will also be on sale, which will get you into every block of films over the entire three day festival.
January 21st, 2011
This just in . . . we have fabulous Chapel Hill hotels right around the corner from the festival offering discounted rates for Blue Sky Film Festival guests! Check out the links for Aloft and The Franklin Hotel to view availability and the BSFF discounted rates for the weekend of the festival!
January 15th, 2011
The schedule is up! Go to the schedule page to see everything that’s happening at Blue Sky Feb. 4-6 2011. The workshop page is also updated with our three cool workshops. Don’t forget, Camera Motion Research will be giving away a blackbird at their workshop! Must be 18 or older and present to win.
January 11, 2011
Thank you sponsors! www.BeeryMedia.com • The Lumina
Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau • Strowd Roses • Subway
Pat Neagle Realty • Market Street at Southern Village • IndyBrain.com
Bombshell Studios • Camera Motion Research • AlenaKoch.com • Pazzo!
A&V Company • Harrington Bank • Rhett & Link • Pelican Productions
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival • Weaver Street Market • SV2 Studios
Rhett & Link in the House!
We are honored and very excited to announce that Rhett & Link, the international web sensations, are coming to Blue Sky! They will show several of their videos and take your questions, you won’t want to miss it.
Rhett & Link are a North Carolina-based comedy duo consisting of life-long best friends, Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal. They are best known for their internet videos and are self-proclaimed “Internetainers”. They have been featured on CNN, BBC, NPR, TV Guide, E! News, TMZ, The Jay Leno Show, Lopez Tonight, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Ellen.
Rhett & Link have developed an international following through their collection of over 200 web videos. Their music videos, non-scripted reality videos, and sketches have been seen over 70 million times. Rhett & Link have also created original video series for NBC Universal and TV Guide Broadband. They write, shoot, edit and produce almost all of their videos.
The 2011 Blue Sky Film Festival is excited to be able to offer dynamic interactive and educational workshops.
February 5th – Saturday afternoon Workshops in the filmmaker lounge (Exact time TBD)
All are welcome and these are free
The DSLR revolution - Join DP and filmmaker Stephen Van Vuuren for a demo on the ins and outs of Digital camera filming. The Canon 7D, Canon 60D, The Nikon D7000 and many others are popping up all over sets and locations, get a hands on demo and learn more. http://www.sv2studios.com/
Blackbird Demo – Join Camera Motion Research’s president Rich Greb for a hands on demonstration of the Blackbird camera stabilizer. Ths blackbird is the best motion stabilizer on the market and they are made right here in the triangle. Learn how they can smooth out our tracking shots and tricky moves from its creator, Rich Greb. Special bonus, Rich will be giving away a Blackbird at the end of this demo! A $675 value. Must be present to win.
April 12, 2010
The Lumina Theatre in Chapel Hill has signed on as the main screening venue for Blue Sky Film Festival! They are an independently owned and operated theater with state of the art equipment and very comfortable stadium seating. We are delighted and grateful to have such a grand venue to show these independent, edgy and incredible films!
Welcome to the highly anticipated inaugural year of the Blue Sky Film Festival whose simple goal it is to provide a dynamic and supportive atmosphere to highlight the work of our modern storytellers, the filmmaker. We will present Independent, sometimes edgy, and Incredible films from around the world in the culturally rich college town, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
National and International Filmmakers and their audience will enjoy a fantastic weekend filled with a variety of events from premiers, parties, and panel discussions to live music and delicious cuisine from a variety of local restaurants.
Join us at this year’s Blue Sky Film Festival the weekend of February 4-6, 2011 and enjoy a weekend full of fantastic films under the independent, edgy and incredible blue sky.