Dear Hamilton24 Filmmakers, We regret to inform you that the Hamilton24 2013 is being cancelled in order to allow our festival team to properly plan and prepare for a significantly reformatted, and expanded festival in 2014. Over the first few years (2008-2011), the festival grew so rapidly, that our small team of staff and volunteers struggled to keep up with the demands of the event. Our solution in 2012 was to scale the festival back to being only a 24-hour film competition. Now, moving forward, we want to regrow the festival properly. This takes significant time and tremendous resources. As a small company with a healthy workload, we simply do not have the resources to do justice to the 2013 festival while preparing the new H24 to be unveiled next year. The Hamilton24 has been a passion project of mine since 2008, and so it's not easy to pull the plug on this. However, to respect the efforts of our team of staff and volunteers, we feel this is the best course of action at this time. Thank you for your understanding, and thank you for registering to participate this year! Please note that all registration fees paid will be refunded to you within the next 7 business days. We profoundly apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause you. We're looking forward to sharing our plans for 2014 with you soon! They're ambitious and exciting. We can't wait to run our beloved festival again. Thank you always for your participation. sincerely, Martinus Geleynse
The Hamilton24 Festival is back again for a 6th year! This year, like in 2012, the festival will once again be restricted to a film event. We are still working on a new format for the festival to allow us to reintroduce the Fashion, Dance, Music, and Art events - so stay tuned! The 2013 Festival film production period begins with a meeting at 8:00 PM on Friday June 7. Filming begins at 9:00 PM. All completed films must be submitted to the festival between 8:00 - 9:00 PM on Saturday, June 8. The Gala Screening of the top 10 films will take place at 9:00 PM on Friday, June 14th during the Art Crawl on James Street North.
A song written by Hamilton duo AndrewVictoria for the Hamilton24 Festival 2011 Music Competition has recently earned them the top prize in the Intel Canada Superstars 2012 Songwriting Competition! Here, they perform live on CHCH TV! Congratulations! It only goes to show that amazing creative work can come out of a short period of time!
If you produced and successfully submitted a film (top ten and everyone else!) to the Hamilton24 Festival in the last two seasons (2011, 2012), Your film is eligible to compete in Hamilton's new Film Awards Event: Cinema Hamilton! Operated by the Art Gallery of Hamilton in collaboration with several of Hamilton's film festival (including Hamilton Music and Film Festival, the Hamilton Film Festival, indiOPTION's Breakout Film Festival, and the Hamilton24). There are multiple categories and awesome prizes to be won! Hurry to register your film though - the deadline is August 3rd! For more information, and to register, visit: http://www.aghfilmfest.com/