ArtShots: Featuring Amy Obenski

The concept of ArtShots was born from a desire to interconnect the indie filmmaking community with the richness of the Silicon Valley arts community.  The competition pairs one participant from each community and challenges them to make a 90 second micro-documentary that captures the essence of the artist or arts organization.

The finalists from the 2012 event are available online and you can visit the official Audience Choice Award page to vote for your favorite.

Here’s one that was created by award-winning area filmmaker Ryan Wood.

ArtShots was originally conceived in partnership between Susannah Greenwood at Artsopolis (now Live SV) and Vincent Lowe from the San Jose 48 Hour Film Project.

Schoolhouse Earth is a nonprofit organization tasked with bolstering education where there is a gap. The organization includes a division designed to provide educational media, an instructional delivery division, and a division tasked with designing the Rapid Response Learning Center for deployment in disaster relief situations.

CreaTV San Jose is a non-profit, public benefit corporation serving the City of San Jose. It supports the use of public and educational access channels (bandwidth) and resources among a wide range of individuals, organizations, and institutions within the City of San José.

The San Jose 48 Hour Film Project is part of the oldest and largest time-based filmmaking competition in the world. Now entering its 6th year in San Jose, the competition challenges filmmaking teams to write, shoot, and edit a short film in just two days. Together with the San Francisco competition (now entering its 10th year), the event is responsible for the creation of nearly 700 short films, many of which have been screened at film festivals that include Cannes, Cinequest, SF Asian American International, Bodega Bay International, Poppy Jasper and others.

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