Artist organization, GLOVEBOX is hosting its first ever film festival June 11th at the Somerville Theatre. This juried festival will showcase short films and animations from emerging artists. The Festival is also hosting a mini poetry slam in between films.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Meet Austin Elston and Emily Gallagher!

Meet our next set of amazing judges!

Austin Elston and Emily Gallagher

Emily Gallagher is a co-founder of Born Lucky Studios, a boutique video production and post-production house. Along with her partner Austin Elston, she’s been working in the industry for 10 years. Together they’ve shot and cut everything from live music concerts to political ads to episodic television shows to music videos to national TV ads to award-winning documentaries.

Emily currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.

Austin Elston is a co-founder of Born Lucky Studios, a boutique video production and post-production house. Along with his partner Emily Gallagher, he’s been working in the industry for 10 years. Together they’ve shot and cut everything from live music concerts to political ads to episodic television shows to music videos to national TV ads to award-winning documentaries.

Austin currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Meet Jeff Stern

We are pleased to introduce you to our next judge, Jeff Stern!

Jeff Stern
Jeff's Website: The Good Old Future

Jeff Stern is a Boston-based filmmaker and actor whose work has screened at the Woods Hole, Olympia, New Hampshire and Boston Underground Film Festivals, among others. He is the co-producer and host of Open Screen, a monthly forum for independent, underground films held at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA. In January 2009, he finished production on the independent feature film Good Work, in which Jeff stars as Jason. In summer 2009, Jeff co-produced and starred in the independent feature film Party Like It’s a Verb. Both films are currently being sent out to film festivals. Jeff works at Bentley University, where he teaches Media Production. He lives in Cambridge, MA near a bunch of baseball diamonds with his wife, Anna Goldsmith, and son, Leo Coolidge. His website is thegoodoldfuture.com.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Meet Jeremy Alliger

It is our pleasure to introduce you to our next judge, Mr. Jeremy Alliger!

Jeremy Alliger

JEREMY ALLIGER, is the Executive Producer of Alliger Arts, and was the founder and for 20 years the Artistic and Executive Director of Dance Umbrella, one of the most active producers of contemporary dance in the U.S. He is the Producer/Creator of "Cool Heat Urban Beat", an international Jazz Tap/Hip Hop percussive touring show, producer of the award winning, “Coming Up For Air: An AutoJAZZography”, and genre shattering, “GIMP” He has produced over 15 unique festival gatherings and touring productions, including the first-ever Aerial Dance Festival, numerous Jazz Tap and Hip Hop festivals and tours, and the unprecedented International Festival of Wheelchair Dance. For his artistic leadership and his commitment to challenge perceptions, push boundaries, and promote cultural understanding he has received the prestigious state of Massachusetts "Commonwealth Award” and the National Disability Rights “Eagle” award. He was received Emerson College’s "Alumni Achievement" Award. Mr. Alliger was a featured speaker at the Kennedy Center/National Forum on Careers in the Arts for people with Disabilities. He has served as a Panel Chair at the National Endowment for the arts, and the Chair of the Boston Cultural Council, appointed by Mayor Menino. He has served as a panelist and artistic advisor for a long list of organizations including the MacArthur and Guggenheim Foundations. He spearheaded the creation of a Multicultural Dance Curriculum. Inside Arts Magazine published his essay, "A Lasting Impact beyond the Stage" He serves on the board of VSA Arts of Massachusetts .

"My passion is to present performances that shatter preconceived notions about what dance and performance is. My passion is to identify and support new movement trends. The work is always about quality, excitement, creating opportunity and developing new audiences with an appetite for experimentation"

-Jeremy Alliger, Executive Producer

Experience The Unexpected!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Meet Ms. Maddy!

Since the Glovebox Short film and Animation Festival is coming up fast (62 days away, umm, yes we are counting - who isn't?) and submissions are closing April 20th, we thought we would start to introduce our amazing judges. We are very excited to have this crew on board. Over the next week you will see posts on each and every one of them, its a party of five, your honor.

Madlen F. Kadish

Maddy Kadish is a Boston-based freelance writer, multimedia producer, and instructional designer with an eye towards digital strategy for film and filmmakers. She is a Staff Writer for The Independent and a writer for NewEnglandFilm.com, where she has profiled festivals, filmmakers, and industry trends. She has worked for the Boston Jewish Film Festival in the areas of programming and theatre management.

Maddy spent 10 years as a film, video, and multimedia producer, specializing in educational media. She won a Telly Award in 2004 for her work on "Inside the Orchestra," a video about music appreciation. In 2009, she received an Interactive Award for Kids, Tweens, and Teens from MITX (Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange) for her work on "LifeSkills," an animated CD-ROM series for kids.

She currently works as an Instructional Designer at Pearson Education developing digital products for middle and high school students in the areas of Spanish and Social Studies. She holds a B.S. from Cornell University and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.

Please all, hold your applause! We know we love her too!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Glovebox Film Festival Poster!

Song: 'the truth hurts so this should be painless' by Her Space Holiday

We are SO EXCITED to unveil the work of Valerie Arruda for theGlovebox Short Film and Animation Festival! 

We approached Val because we love her funky, super-creative drawings and check out her lettering on her blog! Swoon-fest!

We asked Val about her process and in the spirit of the film festival, she made this great vlog (see above).
"I like to pack a lot into my drawings so I make little lists in the margins of my paper, that way I won't forget what I want to include in the drawing."
Val tells us about her process, which she describes as being "very rough". We beg to differ - everything Val draws seems to unravel in an organic style that is all her own. Whether flirty scalloped letterforms or feisty, one-eyed wolf-like characters, her work is always dynamic and we can't get enough! She told us that the idea for the drawing for the Glovebox Film Festival poster came easily and it looks like she had fun doing it!

"The slowest part was probably the lettering. Hand lettering can be tedious at times however letters are one of my favorite things to draw! It's so satisfying once you get the letters the way you want."
Valerie describes her creative process that we see in the vlog and how she arrives at the final product. We love seeing the photoshop process and the finishing touches of the deckled edge. Nicely done!
 "The final image actually contains two separate drawings. I didn't decide on the design of the bottom of the poster. I made xerox copies of the initial drawing and drew on those, allowing me to try different treatments. I tend to think like an illustrator, so it's tricky to wake up the designer in my brain. Drawing a picture comes naturally, but having that picture contain information and interact with type is definitely a unique task. It helps me when I sketch out different ideas and lay them all out in front of me when deciding on a solution. To sum up, I had a blast making this poster and thank you Glovebox for the artistic freedom!"
Thank YOU Val!

Check out more of Val's work and leave her a comment on her blog here.