Sit Next to Me
NEW THIS YEAR: SNTM Script Competition!
Some people have ideas for films but not the means to make them. For that reason, we’ve added a script competition to this year’s SNTM festival. Students (or anyone really) can submit a script to be considered. We’ll choose six of the scripts and work with the screenwriters to see that their film is completed according to their vision. Stay tuned, we'll be posting information about the Script Competition soon.
Sit Next to Me Film Festival
Wouldn’t it be nice to hear some positive, interesting, heartfelt, sad, weird and even funny stories about what separates us and what brings us together? Welcome to the Sit Next To Me Film Festival.
WHAT IS THE SIT NEXT TO ME FILM FESTIVAL?
SNTM is a film festival that explores the challenges and opportunities of the groups within our communities.
WHAT ARE THE FILM TOPICS?
SNTM films can explore the experiences, challenges and opportunities of any group. If you are a school, your film might be an anti-bullying film. If you are interested issues of race, gender, age, religion or ability, your film can talk about that experience. Our goal is not to solve the issues that seem to divide us in one night. It is rather to gather people together, to sit next to one another, to look, think and start to talk about diversity in a positive way.
The films, like their subjects, will be diverse in nature. We expect the films to be funny, heartfelt, frustrated and hopeful by turns.
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?
You can add a film to this festival. Box Of Light will provide the help, guidance (or whatever you need) to create your film.
Box Of Light is here to help
Do you have an idea but are not a filmmaker? No problem. We’ll provide your filmmaker.
Would you like to act in a film? Great. Send us your name.
Do you find the idea of acting terrifying but the prospect of being behind camera exciting? Great. We could use you.
If you like (or would like to learn how to) edit, animate, score or promote a film, we have a job for you. Filmmaking is a community experience. We can use the talents and skills of anyone interested in helping to share the voices of our community.
I HAVE A BUSINESS/CHURCH/CLASS, CAN I HELP?
Funny you should ask. Lend us a few of your employees for a few hours. They will help create a stop motion film, paint a young animator’s set or do a little rough cut editing. It’s all fun, interesting and very helpful. You business’/church's/class' name makes it into the credits! Call or email and we’ll set up a time for your session.
HOW DO I GET CONNECTED TO THIS FESTIVAL?
Email us at: or call: 570-764-3288. We’ll learn what you need and help to put your film in motion.
For more information or if you have questions, contact us at : , 570-764-3288