P&C's film contest
It's not a festival. It's a contest. Who can make the best short film featuring an edition of The Post and Courier? That's what the 28 Day Film Contest is all about. Make a video under seven minutes, including the credits. Feature a copy of the paper that's from Jan. 30 to Feb. 27. And send it to the P&C. The winner gets $500 and a screening at the Charleston International Film Festival. I'm imagining the paper is looking for a stylish commercial. I could be wrong. Anyway, check it out at www.charleston.net/28days.
Citadel to digitize back issues
The Citadel's Daniel Library is doing a massive project to digitize all back issues of the school's campus newspaper, The Brigadier. It's also in the midst of creating a digital catalog of yearbooks with photographs going as far back as El Cid has been around. The moves are part of a larger effort to provide alumni with "an electronic library of Citadel history and lore," according to the spring newsletter. Call (843) 953-2569 for more.
West Of's new website
West Ashley's free community weekly, West Of, is about to launch a website after years on the back burner. Advertisements in recent issues have said the site is up and running, but publisher Lorne Chambers said that it isn't quite ready. "Hopefully, it will be up this issue [Feb. 3]," he says. At any rate, good things are worth waiting for. "The site has said 'Coming September 2005,'" Chambers jokes. "We're building up the anticipation." Check out www.westof.net.
S.C. film resource guide almost ready
The new guide to film crews and suppliers in South Carolina is poised for release next month. The guide, by the S.C. Film Commision, is updated and reprinted every year for use by Hollywood and TV shows like Army Wives, but also by anyone who wants to make a movie in the Palmetto State. If you're a vendor, you'll want to get listed. If you're a filmmaker, check out the website's database. Go to www.filmsc.com for more.
Film on Charleston Development Academy
A documentary on the Charleston Development Academy (CDA) will be screened on Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. at Marriott Hotel, 170 Lockwood Blvd. It follows steps taken by Director Cecelia Gordon Rogers as she aimed for smaller classroom sizes and specialized teaching styles. For more, (843) 722-2689. —John Stoehr