Filmmakers have a deadline of February 12 to submit their Ã¢â‚¬Å“grindhouse trailerÃ¢â‚¬? (no longer than two minutes in length) to SXSW. The trailer should be made for a fictional feature-film, just like those being made by celebrity directors Eli Roth and Rob Zombie for Grindhouse. From those submissions, Rodriguez will determine the best of the bunch, and it will screen during a special presentation entitled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Robert RodriguezÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Grindhouse 101Ã¢â‚¬? on Sunday, March 11. During the presentation, Rodriguez will share stories and footage from the making of the upcoming Dimension Films release.
Submissions must arrive no later than February 12, to: Ã¢â‚¬Å“SXSW Grindhouse Trailers,Ã¢â‚¬? P.O. Box 4999, Austin, TX 78765. There is no application fee, but the trailers must be under two minutes in length, and made within the last 12 months. Films that have already been submitted to SXSW for 2007 consideration, are not eligible. The 2007 SXSW Film Festival occurs March 9-17 throughout downtown Austin, TX. Grindhouse will open nationwide on April 6, 2007