The Ten Second film Fest was created in 2005 to take advantage of the expansion of video technology into various portable consumer goods, especially cell phones and digital still cameras. The video innovations of these two objects created a sea of previously untapped would-be film makers. The Ten Second Film Fest set out to encourage everyday people to make art with tools that were already readily available to them.
The rules were simple:
1.you cannot use something that is primarily a video camera.
2. no editing.
3. must be about 10 seconds in length.
Why ten seconds? Because my digital still camera only had enough memory to record 10 seconds of video at a time. Such was the case for many Americans in the early oughts of the 21st century. An additional bonus of having very short movies is that their file sizes could be easily transfered via email. I have no proof, but I still state that the Ten Second Film Fest was the first film fest in the world to accept film submissions completely via email. I really hope that's true.
Since the beginning in 2005, over 1000 films have been submitted to our gmail account from all over the world. In 2010 we broke out attendance record with 4000 buzzed faces in the crowd. We also broke a beer drinking speed record, kicking 4 barrels in 40 minutes. All proceeds went to the coolest art gallery in Minnesota: The Soap Factory.
City pages A List 2008
2008 image gallery
Daily Planet 2008
Minnesota Daily 2006
Mpls/ St. Paul Mag
Strib "imbedded reporter"
Reboot Skee-Bot (2011)
Billboard Project (2010)
Table of Contents (2009)
Soap Factory Haunted House 2006/2007/2009
Liberty Parade 2008
Tapes and tapes 2008
People Powered Penny Arcade (a mini golf hole design by Nate Carny Kulenkamp, Chris Pennington, and Eric Veldey)
Water Balloon Fight 2006
Ten Second Film Fest: 2005-2008
Art Shanty 2005
Jeeter Repeater 2004
BB Gun Firing Range 2004
Laying Pipe: 1987 Econoline Van (2003)
Punk Rock Wood Shop (2012)