Greetings, fellow cinephiles and storytelling enthusiasts! It’s with immense excitement and gratitude that we share some incredible news from the heart of Northern Nevada’s burgeoning film community. Silver State Storytellers’ two flagship film competitions have taken the region by storm, shattering previous participation records and igniting a cinematic renaissance like never before.

Reno 48-Hour Film Project: A Weekend of Creativity and Camaraderie

Just this past weekend, the Reno 48-Hour Film Project kicked off in a whirlwind of creativity and camaraderie. Over 12 teams of passionate filmmakers, comprising a remarkable ensemble of more than 150 team members embarked on a mission to craft original short films within a mere 48 hours. The energy was electric, and the results were nothing short of astounding.

From script to screen, these dedicated teams poured their hearts and souls into the creative process, producing compelling stories that captured the essence of our dynamic region. The sense of community and shared passion for storytelling was palpable throughout the event, forging new connections and nurturing the local film ecosystem.

Carson Creepy Short Horror Film Competition: Unprecedented Participation

As if that wasn’t thrilling enough, our Carson Creepy Short Horror Film Competition is in full swing, with a deadline for film submissions looming on Wednesday, October 4th. This competition, known for its chilling narratives and spine-tingling suspense, has drawn an unprecedented 31 filmmaking teams into its eerie embrace.

These visionary teams are hard at work, weaving tales of terror and suspense that promise to haunt your dreams. The sheer number of participants is a testament to the boundless creativity and storytelling prowess residing in Northern Nevada. The Carson Creepy competition has transcended expectations, showcasing the region’s capacity to produce captivating and bone-chilling tales.

Additional Screenings Added: A Testament to Our Community

With an abundance of exceptional films from both competitions, we’ve had to collaborate closely with our venues to accommodate the overwhelming response. In response to this overwhelming demand, we are thrilled to announce the addition of extra screening blocks to our Screening and Awards celebrations.

Stay tuned for exciting news on how to reserve tickets for these additional film blocks. You won’t want to miss the chance to witness the extraordinary talent and imagination of our local filmmakers on the big screen. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating narratives and breathtaking visuals that are the hallmark of these competitions.

The Silver State Storytellers team is deeply grateful to our remarkable filmmaking community and our passionate audiences for making these record-breaking moments possible. Together, we are scripting a new chapter in the Northern Nevada film scene, and the best is yet to come.

Join us on this incredible cinematic journey, and together, let’s celebrate the power of storytelling and the boundless creativity of our region. Stay tuned for more updates, and don’t forget to reserve your tickets for the upcoming screenings. The silver screen awaits, and it’s brimming with tales that will leave you spellbound.

Keep the reels turning, and we’ll see you at the movies!

Lyric Burt, the President and Co-Founder of Silver State Storytellers, is not your average storytelling maestro. By day, he navigates the creative seas with strategic finesse, but when the moon rises, he's a horror film devotee. Amidst conquering the Roman Empire through documentaries and historical biographies, grooving to early 2000's jams, and painting the town pink, Lyric infuses a quirky charm into the art of storytelling, proving that whimsy and professional prowess make a magical blend.

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