Friday, April 12, 2024
Emily Falcigno

Emily Falcigno speaks during a January screening of one of her own short films. She is organizing a short-film festival for August. (Photo: )

Art City is back to enliven a second Cambridge August. Proof: The citizen group announced Tuesday the chance to enter its second annual festival of short films, with a deadline of June 28.

New and emerging filmmakers in Greater Boston, including the North and South Shores and MetroWest regions, will be considered, lead organizer Emily Falcigno said.

Films must be 10 minutes or under and created after 2010, and in the categories of narrative; documentary; experimental and art; and animation, she said. The film submission page is here.

Last year’s festival included roughly 20 films shown three or four at a time – ranging from a straight-ahead hip-hop video to a documentary about a provocative fashion subculture and the tale of a desperate gambler forced into a supernaturally bad deal – and were followed by question-and-answer sessions with the filmmakers.

But it was only part of Art City’s offerings of free, themed, citywide arts events that also focused on music, art, dance and comedy, kicking off with a Jamapalooza music concert in Jill Brown-Rhone Park near Central Square.

The Art City Community Film Festival will take place at 4 p.m. Aug. 8 at Lesley University’s 175-seat, second-floor University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square. Information on submissions is here.