All About HATCHfest 2006

The third annual Hatch Audiovisual Arts Festival is being held in Bozeman, Montana from October 3 to 8, with competitions and/or exhibitions of film, music, fine art, design, fashion, photography, architecture and writing. The unique mission of the festival is to provide mentorship, education, inspiration and recognition to the next generation of creative innovators.

This 2006 edition of HATCHfest brings in student filmmakers from around the world. In Bozeman they have the opportunity to work with and be mentored by seasoned professionals in their field. The Festival pays all travel and accommodation for these young “Groundbreakers,” who come from as far away as Australia, Israel and Singapore, and as close as Missoula, Montana. Their short films have been selected from more than 200 submissions and a jury of industry and academic professionals is choosing the final winner.

Feature length films, which are not in competition, are “Borat” from Twentieth Century Fox, starring Sasha Baron Cohen and directed by Larry Charles; “Deliver Us From Evil,” a documentary from Lionsgate, directed by Amy Berg; “Days of Glory” (“Indigènes”) Algeria’s 2006 Oscar entry in the Foreign Language Film category, from The Weinstein Company, directed by Rachid Bouchareb; “Sweet Land” from Forward Entertainment, directed by Ali Selim; “Johnny Was” from First Look Entertainment, directed by Mark Hammond; “Islander,” directed by Ian McCrudden and produced by Down East Films; “The Trouble with Dee Dee,” from Cimentro Films, directed by Mike Meiners; “10 Questions for the Dalai Llama,” a documentary by Rick Ray, and “Guerrilla Radio,” which is directed by Thomas Nybo.

Gibson Guitar, the world’s premiere musical instrument manufacturer is sponsoring the New Musicians Award. Legendary singer/songwriter J.D. Souther (“Best of My Love,” “Victim of Love,” “Heartache Tonight,” “New Kid in Town”) will present a Gibson Acoustic Traveling Songwriter guitar to the winner. Souther and Master Luthier Ren Ferguson will be conducting master classes. For the first time, HATCHfest is sponsoring an architecture competition. The winning entrant, who must be a student or recent graduate, will be asked to design and build a multi-purpose stage for HATCHfest 2007.

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