were the organizers. Below is what the description of the project was. It was screened November 2nd at Pittsburgh Filmakers. (yes that was the same day as my bra opening)
Here is my entry::
PUBLIC DOMAIN PRIVATE DOMINION 3! The premise is pretty simple. A group of varied filmmakers, from all kinds of backgrounds will be given a selection of public domain films from which they must make their own film. They are permitted to alter the footage in any way possible, but cannot use any images that do not come from the source material. Audio is left completely to their discretion but may not contain copyrighted sound, which they do not have permission to use. The screening will be held at Pittsburgh Filmmakers on Sunday, Nov 2nd 2008. All submissions must be in our hands by Monday, Oct 27th. Any filmmaker who has previously screened at PDPD may submit without fee. Submission fees will be waved for any filmmaker based in PGH. We split a portion of the admission money among all competing filmmakers, so selected films will recoup at least their submission fee. Your film must be between 2 and 7 minutes in length. Be as creative as possible. We've had pseudo-docs, music videos, anti-safety films, pornography spoofs, super depressing narratives, comedic gems, and all kinds of other stuff we don't know how to describe. Please make sure you adhere to the rules. Disqualifying you if you fail to do so will make us weepy. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to alert us of your intention to participate. We will screen all entries if possible. If we receive too many, we will cut the ones we don't like.
The source films this year: