Sat May 16th 2009

All Submissions Due:
May 4th 2009

Official Program Line-up posted in May 10th 2009

13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342

food and drinks will be available by the Culinary Arts

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Los Angeles Mission College

The Institute of Arts and Multimedia is proud to present:

The 6th Annual Carless-Drive-In Video and Animation Festival will be held on Saturday May 16th 2009 on the campus of Los Angeles Mission College.

The Event is scheduled for the Campus Center (indoors) from 7pm to 10pm. Food and Drinks will be available for purchase in association with LAMC Culinary Arts.



We are actively accepting proposals for sponsorships from:
hardware and software manufacturers; entertainment and lifestyle publications;
beverage and food manufacturers.

Find out how your company can set up a booth at our event
call us at 1-818-364-7771 ask for Curtis Stage

Dear Multimedia Industry Business,
As part of the Los Angeles Multimedia Entertainment Digital Arts Education Collaborative
we are hosting a High School and College Film and Video Festival, the 6th Annual Carless Drive-In.
This year we are fortunate enough to have a grant which will provide for most of our costs,
such as jurors, rental fees, printing and advertising. Yet, our grant can not provide for prizes for
the winners in each category; which includes the “Best” in Animation, Documentary, Music,
Narrative and Abstract. Through this Film and Video Festival we are providing a showcase
opportunity and developing pathways for high school and College students to continue their
education in multimedia and eventually enter into a career in the creative industries.




Download College Entry Form HERE
Download High School Entry Form HERE


Eligibility: Open to All – This is a College Competition – High Schools which are part of LA MEDiA Education Collaborative have been invited to participate .

Deadlines: May 4th 2009. All entries must be submitted or postmarked on or before the deadline date in order qualify, unless an extension has been requested and granted by IAM and Digital Artists Club.

Submission of entries: Entries must be mailed for judging to Curtis Stage, Institute of Arts and Multimedia, Los Angeles Mission College, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar CA 91342, and must include official Entry Form for Colleges . // Entry Form for High Schools

Awards: We are in the process of securing awards for the “Best” in each category.

Entry Guidelines

All rules are determined the Institute of Arts and Multimedia and Digital Artists Club. Rules may be amended by IAM and Digital Artists Club and at any time. IAM and Digital Artists Club are the final authorities on all matters involving the contest.

1. Each entry must be submitted with a signed Entry Form, completed in their entirety and must be typed or printed legibly.

2. Limit two entries per person, twelve minutes max per entry. High School entries are limited to 8 minutes (total) and 2 entries per high school.

3. Each entry must by submitted on a DVD or CD saved as a Quick Time Video (720 x 480 DVNTSC). Do not include a DVD menu. DVD/CD’s WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

4. Each CD/DVD must be labeled to show the name of the artist; category; title of the entry; and the length of the entry.

6. Each entry may include for the judges one page of typewritten supplemental data. This one page of supplemental material may include but is not limited to a summary of the entry. This one page of supplemental material is optional, not required.

7. Entries are to be original work and produced after March 1st 2008.

8. Entrants must have in their possession, evidence of copyright permission for any appropriated content.

9. An entry form is to be returned with each entry. The readability of the DVD is the responsibility of the entrant. The following guidelines shall apply:

1. DVD-R Format (DVD Minus-R).

2. DVDs must be finalized and “compatibility tested” on a different DVD player than the one used to burn entry.

3. Printed DVD labels (paper labels) are not suggested; instead use a permanent marker to print the required information on the disk. Ink jet or laser printing that can be applied directly to the DVD face is also acceptable.

10. Entrants must sign a release indicating that IAM and Digital Artists Club may reproduce the entrants videos in a mass produced DVD and print still images on the inside or outside of the DVD cover. All accepted entries will receive a DVD Compilations of the 4th Annual Careless Drvie-In, DVD’s will not be sold for profit, but are promotional purposes only.

Entry Categories

1. Abstract
2. Narrative
3. Documentary
4. Music
5. Animation

The entries will be judged by professional filmmakers and animators including:

Ted Mather - Screenwriter, film and television Producer and Director. Ted Mather is the President of
KnowWonder Entertainment, LLC; a new genre entertainment film company. He has directed
and produced more than 75 music videos.

Geoffrey Sawyer
- Director or Assistant Director for broadcast commercials and films for the
last 12 years, some current projects include: The Heartbreak Kid (2007) and Black August (2007).

Michael Scroggins - A pioneer in the field of performance animation. His absolute animation works
have been widely exhibited internationally including screenings at the Centre George Pompidou
in Paris, Union of Filmmakers in Moscow, Seibu Ginza in Tokyo and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


5th Annual Carless Drive-In at Los Angeles Mission College,
hosted by Institute of Arts and Multimedia and The Better Than Television Club
Screening: May 3rd 2008

Carless 2007 trailer #1 Carless 2006 trailer #1
coming soon



Institute of Arts and Multimedia at Los Angeles Mission College

Study in our prestigious program and work with the newest technology in graphic design, animation, game, design, web-based media and digital video.

LAMC is the only community college to offer an A.A. in Multimedia! You can also earn skills award in the area of your choice, or take Multimedia classes as electives.

Programs of Study

Multimedia - Vice Chair - Curtis Stage
Art - Vice Chair - Barbara Kerwin

Graphic Design
3D Design
Motion Graphics
Web Design
Interactive Media

Gallery Prep



Mandatory Multimedia Orientation
1:00pm in LRC-106
Lower Level of the LRC

Come meet our instructors and learn more about the program,
AA Degrees and Certificates!



Mail to: Curtis Stage - Vice Chair - Multimedia
Institute of Arts and Multimedia
Los Angeles Mission College, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar CA 91342.


Phone: 818 364-7771

When you exit off the Freeway coming from L.A. - Turn RIGHT (left if heading south) then turn RIGHT when you get to Eldridge--- the School is on the left--- drive about a block for Parking in the lot on Campus