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Continuing the tradition that began in 2012 with the Queen City Independent Filmmakers Contest, and expanded in 2013 with the (Second) Queen City Film Festival (QCFF), Allegany Allied Arts is pleased to announce that the (Third) Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) will be held October 2-5, 2014, at the Allegany Museum in Cumberland, Maryland.
For QCFF 2014, Allegany Allied Arts President David Rorabaugh will reprise his role as Festival Director. We have openings for volunteers in many capacities, including (but not limited to): Fundraising & Sponsorship, Marketing & Promotion, Graphic Art & Design, Researchers, Screeners, and Event Staff. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available.
The announced categories for the 2014 QCFF are: Documentary, Cult, LGBT, Music, Horror/SciFi, Foreign Language, Appalachian, and Kids. Additional categories may be announced. Short or feature entries are accepted. Entries outside of the official categories are welcome, but will not qualify for a category award if selected. Submissions open May 1, and close September 3. Early Selections will be announced August 20, and the full festival program will be announced September 15.
Here are the submission rules for the 2014 QCFF:
Films that have previously screened publicly in Cumberland, have aired publicly on US broadcast television, or are available for free online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible.
Films completed more than three years before the festival dates are NOT eligible. Works in progress are NOT eligible.
You must submit by mail on NTSC DVD or Blu-ray disc. No other formats will be accepted. Submissions will not be returned.
Please include a trailer (preview). Please include a press kit including full cast/crew credits. You may include a filmed introduction to the film, not to exceed 1/10th of the running length of the submission.
If your submission is not in English, English subtitles must be included (hard subs preferred).
You grant rights for royalty-free exhibition within the festival dates. You grant rights to royalty-free use of trailers.
Submissions should be mailed to Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., ATTN: QCFF 2014, 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD 21502.
Full submission rules and entry form will be available at www.alleganyalliedarts.org orwww.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please email@example.com.
More information will follow, including announcements for educational panels, filmmaker and media receptions, opening and closing galas, lodging and accommodations, early selections, and full festival program.
ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., can be reached by mail at 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD 21502. Please visit us at www.alleganyalliedarts.org, www.facebook.com/
alleganyalliedarts, or www.facebook.com/aaa.qcff. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Allegany Museum is located at 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. For more information, visit http://alleganymuseummd.org, or email@example.com.
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The official QCFF 2014 Rules and Submission Form. The (Third) Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) will be held October 2-5, 2014, at the Allegany Museum in Cumberland, Maryland. Submissions open May 1 and close September 3. If you are a filmmaker with current work, or know someone who is, please submit.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANNOUNCING THE FORMATION OF ALLEGANY ALLIED ARTS, INC., AND INITIAL ORGANIZING MEETING
The principals and founders of Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., are pleased to announce the formation of a new local nonprofit arts organization. Headquartered in Cumberland, Maryland, Allegany Allied Arts is dedicated to staging and supporting arts-related events and productions.
The mission of Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., is fundraising to facilitate arts exhibition, performance, and education. It is our purpose to stage and support arts related events and productions for public benefit by putting the entertainment back in arts and entertainment, and for the benefit of our community, staff, and volunteers by exposure to and involvement in allied arts entertainment and education.
At formation, our officers and board shall be comprised of David Rorabaugh as President, Eve Soliz as Treasurer, and Wayne Wolters as Secretary.
David Rorabaugh is a retired IT management professional with more than 20 years of experience in military, government contract, legal, and corporate environments. Most recently, he has served as Cinema Director, Executive Director, and Vice President of the New Embassy Theatre, Inc., in Cumberland, Maryland.
Eve Soliz is Draftsman turned costume designer and stage manger with over 15 years experience working in Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, and Allegany Counties. She has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the New Embassy Theatre, Inc., in Cumberland, Maryland.
Wayne Wolters is a Licensed Cosmetologist and a makeup artist who has an emphasis in special effects. He also has extensive experience in stage production and set design, and has previously served as Volunteer Coordinator for the New Embassy Theatre, Inc., in Cumberland, Maryland.
We are scheduled to hold our initial public organizing meeting on Friday, April 25. Join us for a meet-and-greet — who we are, what we’re about, what plans we have (that we can talk about), and how you can help us bring more arts and entertainment events to Allegany County. The meeting will be held from 1:00-2:00pm in the Community Room at The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. We expect to serve wine, other non-alcoholic beverages, and light refreshments. This meeting is free, and open to the public. (Must be 21+ for alcohol.)
Beginning later in 2014, we expect to begin announcing and promoting a schedule of events at a variety of local venues.
The incorporators of Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., would like to thank Michael Hartman for providing the funds used to underwrite our incorporation.
For more information on Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., please visit www.alleganyalliedarts.org, or www.facebook.com/alleganyalliedarts, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
BACKGROUND INFO AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Allegany Allied Arts, Inc., can be reached by mail at 101 Decatur St., Cumberland, MD 21502, or by email at email@example.com.
David Rorabaugh can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-571-274-4517. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidR_AAA.
Eve Soliz can be reached at email@example.com or 1-240-586-3311. Follow her on Twitter at @EveS_AAA.
Wayne Wolters can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 1-240-362-3150. Follow him on Twitter at @WayneW_AAA.
Interviews may be arranged upon request.
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Headquartered in Cumberland, Maryland, Allegany Allied Arts is dedicated to staging and supporting arts-related events and productions. Beginning in 2014, we expect to begin booking and promoting a schedule of events at a variety of local venues. Putting the Entertainment back in Arts & Entertainment in Allegany County, Maryland.