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Ovation Pictures creates something almost every year for the San Jose 48 Hour Film Project. Fans of Be My Guest and of this blog have seen many of their contributions to the 48HFP catalog.

This entry won them the Producers’ Choice Award, their second such award in a row for San Jose. We think you’ll like it too.

The San Jose competition for 2016 is planned for the springtime, and viewers of Be My Guest will be seeing more of Ovation Pictures in the coming season.

ArtShots Mixer

ArtShots is a filmmaking competition designed by the organizers of the San Jose 48 Hour Film Project in partnership with Silicon Valley arts community leaders and businesses.

One part filmmaker, one part artist, every bit inspiring
One part filmmaker, one part artist, every bit inspiring

Its intentions are to combine talented filmmakers and artists in a way that brings attention to the work of both. Teams comprised of local independent filmmakers along with prominent artists and arts organizations work to each create a 90-second clip that captures the essence of the artist.

For 2015, the competition will range from May 1st through the 20th. Registration is open now.

A mixer designed to answer questions about the program, and to invite both filmmakers and artists to sign up is being held on Friday at San Jose CreaTV studios. (More information can be found here: http://www.creatvsj.org/news/events-2/)