Online tools like gifs and Vine are shrinking films into bite-sized bits, and people seem to like it that way. In keeping with the mini-film trend, Carnegie Museum of Art will host the third installment of the 2-Minute Film Festival, an event that searches out the best and briefest videos that the world has to offer. On July 18th, 2MFF – which is presented as part of the Culture Club Series – will present these movie appetizers at a special premiere.
Filmmakers were given a theme – “At Play” – and based on that they delivered 32 videos representing a wide array of genres and styles. For the first time in the festival’s history, the films were put to a public vote to determine which entry would receive the 2MFF People’s Choice award and a selection of prizes. Online voting will continue right up until the festival screening, and those interested can cast their ballot at the festival website.
The 2MFF will take place in the Carnegie Museum of Art Sculpture Court, beginning with a reception at 7:30 p.m. (free food, drinks and activites will be provided). Screenings will follow at 9 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes one drink ticket.