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RAM Partners with ISM for 8th Annual Phantoscope

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In a new partnership, the Richmond Art Museum is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual Phantoscope High School Film Festival, featuring short films made by high school filmmakers will be held at the Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN.

Student filmmakers from across the Midwest and even states further

away may have their films shown. It all depends on who makes the finalists list!

Phantoscope is a juried short film competition for high school age students named after former Richmond, IN resident and inventor, C. Francis Jenkins who created the first projection device which he called a Phantoscope. The device played an important role in the development of cinema and Jenkins is another Hoosier in history of whom Indiana can be proud.

Partnering with the ISM not only centralizes the festival within the state, increasing accessibility and awareness of the program, but also amplifies the historic significance of the contribution to film that Hoosiers have made and continue to make. Highlighting the talents of our young

filmmakers, and giving them a chance to screen films in front of a live audience, on the big screen, is a unique and important aspect of Phantoscope.

The juried program of featured short films is approximately an hour and a half. After the festival screening, one talented young filmmaker will win a $1000 cash prize for Best Film. Additionally, prizes for Best Performance, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, and Best

Editing and Best Documentary will be given.

To enter the festival, you must complete the entry

form provided in the prospectus on the RAM website. The prospectus for the upcoming festival is now available at www.richmondartmuseum.org/film.

Phantoscope is open to any high school age student (9th – 12th) whether in public, private or homeschool. The Phantoscope screening is open to the public, and anyone interested in film or who wants to watch a line up of creative and interesting short films is encouraged to attend!


650 W. Washington St.

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

DATE: Friday, May 2, 2014

Featured Speaker at 5:30 p.m.

Film Screening at 7:00 p.m.

ADMISSION: $5 General Public / $3 RAM and ISM Members and Students – Tickets will be available for purchase through ISM

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