Shane M. Pergrem, owner of True Artists Studio, will host the Cincinnati Wedding Film Festival May 6
You know that feeling when you watch a special moment unfold? Your heart swells, your eyes tear up and you can’t help but feel joy for the people – regardless if you know them or not. Well, grab a box of tissues because True Artists Studio’s Cincinnati Wedding Film Festival is full of these moments.
It all began in 2012 when Shane M. Pergrem, producer and founder of the Cincinnati Wedding Film Festival and owner of True Artists Studio, produced a film titled “The Almond Tree.” It had made several screenings at a few film festivals and while attending one of them, “I had an idea pop into my head and I wondered if there are any film festivals that cater to weddings,” says Pergrem who did some research and sure enough, no such thing existed. “So obviously, I had to change that.”
If you are a bride, you have the opportunity to see your big day on the big screen. Taking a handful of Cincinnati’s top wedding films, True Artists Studio cast an online voting pole. The top six films go on to screen at the festival.
If you are a bride-to-be, this is an alternative bridal show where brides-to-be can sit back with some popcorn and experience real weddings films on the big screen. You can use this experience to get some guidelines as all the planning comes together, get ideas and get inspired! There is limited seating available, so get your tickets now.
The one upgrade for this year’s event is a bigger prize package but next year’s film festival will have some major changes. “Because we have had many brides and filmmakers from all across the world contacting us about having their films included in the festival, we will be opening up film submissions outside of True Artists Studio’s films and allowing anyone to enter,” says Pergrem.
Early entry will begin in July of 2014 and submissions will close at the end of the year. “We plan on selecting one international film, one national film and one local film to showcase as well as continuing to showcase the amazing weddings that True Artists Studio produces as well,” says Pergrem.
They currently have a panel of professionals from the wedding industry, video and film industry and brides who help them nominate 12 films before seeing which six with the highest votes will screen at the festival. “So, online voting is crucial,” says Pergrem. “You can vote once per day, per device.”
The top six films will get to see their big day on the big screen and the wedding film with the most votes wins a prize package including on site hair and make up, limo services, Jeff Ruby’s gift card, Red’s tickets, a photo session package, plus lots more.
To learn more about the Cincinnati Wedding Film Festival or to get a golden ticket to this event, you can go to TrueArtistsStudio.net where you can find the $10 tickets. “There are only 100 seats available so get them early,” says Pergrem.