DVD Fest 2005
There were 26 entries, more than any previous DVD Fest. They were:
- A Sleep
- The Cellular Phone
- Comps Blues
- Conversation Piece
- The Dead Menace
- Entering into Manhood
- Friday Flowers
- Growing Season in Three Movements
- Hans Moleman Presents
- I Was Born on a Pirate Ship
- Into to Everything
- Kill Jill
- Life in an Elevator
- Mitch's Glasses
- Ninjits U
- The Northern Lights
- Starship Troopers 3: Even More Ridiculous than the Second One
- The Story of the Faculty Club Ghost
- The Sword of Wrathagon
- Today I Took a Bath
- Winter Update
The Audience Choice award went to "Friday Flowers," with "Mitch's Glasses" as the runner-up. The judge prizes were:
- First place: "Grounded" - Team Captain: Aaron Colussi 07
- Second place: "Friday Flowers" - Team Captain: Ahmad Yilmaz '05
- Third place: "Today I Took a Bath" - Team Captain: Jake Gold '07
- Honorable Mentions: "Mitch's Glasses" and "The Story of the Faculty Club Ghost"
Monetary prizes were awarded to the First, Second, Third, and Audience Choice winners.
The following is a summary of the rules for DVD Fest 2005:
- All films must be five minutes or less, plus up to 30 seconds for credits.
- All films must be edited using iMovie. Only 30 seconds of footage may come from other programs used to generate special effects, such as Macromedia Flash.
- Films that do not meet "reasonable decency standards" may be disqualified. In order for a film to be eligible for DV Fest regionals, it must conform to the MPAA PG rating.
- There is a two week period from the start of filming to the due date. Filming cannot begin before the official film date.
- (Head Judge) Lew Weinberg - Carleton ITS and Professional Filmmaker
- Bruce Colwell - Interim Dean of Students
- Joel Cooper - Director of Carleton ITS
- Chris Doten '00 - ITS UNIX Systems Administrator
- Andrew Bartels '04 - Carleton Media Services
- Robert Hirai '04 - Secure Computing
- ReeD Martin '03 - Apple Computer
- Carol Donelan - Assistant Professor of Media Studies
- Baird Jarman - Assistant Professor of Art History
- There was one major glitch during the showing of "The Cellular Phone," in which the power to the computer that it was being presented from, a PowerMac G5, was cut out. (An audience member had accidentally sat on a power switch, clicking it off.) One audience member yelled out "Get a PC!" and received cheers, much to the annoyance of the Apple sponsors present. (See: Apple-friendliness at Carleton.)
- For the first time in DVD Fest history, film submissions were allowed via the ResNet. Only three physical tapes were turned in, the rest were uploaded to Michael Moore '06's server.