Ten Second Film Fest screens this weekend


Screw the New York minute; sometimes a lot can happen in just 10 seconds. This will be demonstrated this weekend at the Ten Second Film Fest, a Fourth of July party that begins after the Red, White, and Boom fireworks.

Before the celebration, participants are asked to create their own short masterpieces using low-fi technology such camera phones, laptop cameras, and other common recording devices. The best and the brightest submissions are then selected as entrants in one of 10 categories. New categories this year include "Waterworks," "Let's Just Be Friends," and "How High are you Right Now??!!"

Famous folks judging the films this year include The Current's Barb Abney, curator and The Works host Andy Sturdevant, and artist Carolyn Swiszcz. Audience applause is also a factor, so be ready to cheer for your favorite flicks.

Check out some of the winners of the 2010 screening below:

Winner of "Best Documentary" 2010:


Last year's "Travel and Leisure" winners took things to outer space:


Wow! Pogs, Might Morphin' Power Rangers, Saved by the Bell? What more can you ask for from the winner of the "What the Hell am I Looking At?" category...

The winner of the "Best Dance Off" category featured cowboys:


The Ten Second Film Festival takes place Monday, July 4 at the Soap Factory (514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis). The doors open at 8 p.m. with beer and DJ sets from Jam E-Z. After the fireworks end, the filmic shenanigans begin (around 10:30 p.m.). Admission is free.

Looking for more? Visit the event's YouTube page for more categories, winners, and entrants.