CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, April 28, 2021 - After a COVID-19 related hiatus in 2020, the Corpus Christi 7 Day Film Project Steering Committee announces the return of the Corpus Christi 7 Day Film Project (“CC7D”) in 2021.
CC7D is an annual filmmaking competition designed to encourage and facilitate more filmmaking in our area, boost filmmakers’ skills, create resume experience for local casts and crew, and celebrate area filmmakers – both veterans and amateurs. Filmmaking teams have one week to make a short film from start to finish. The entire process must occur in seven days.
Since 2007, CC7D has been the premiere film event in the creative community. The longest running film event in Corpus Christi, CC7D awards cash prizes in categories such as Grand Jury Award, Audience Award and several acting awards; cash prizes can reach as high as $1,000.
CC7D Steering Committee Member Mickey Kramer stated, “The community that rallies around CC7D is incredibly inspiring. It’s an anchor event in our community’s calendar and it was painful to cancel the 2020 event. Despite the cancellation, we watched those same members of our community continue to create, even in the face of a pandemic. And the truth is this: creatives do not need any event to be creative.”
Kramer continues, “CC7D has a long-standing track record for giving creatives a space to connect and showcase their work. And as Corpus Christi emerges from COVID-19, the Steering Committee has reflected on the important role that events like CC7D play in the creative community. It may be one avenue for creative expression, but it’s an important one. We’re committed to making this avenue available tor our community again, in whatever means necessary. We will always be mindful of the community’s health and safety. But we are also ready to get back to doing what we do best: creating an awesome event that showcases the talent that exists in Corpus Christi and beyond.”
While all events and the associated protocols may be modified based on updated guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and the Nueces County Health Department, the current timeline for events includes:
Cast and Crew Call held on June 16, 2021 at House of Rock, beginning at 6:00 pm - The CC7D Cast and Crew Call is an opportunity for CC7D Team Leaders to connect with members of the community to help them build their CC7D Team. Anyone who has ever wanted to be a part of a film should definitely participate in this event. All creatives are invited to attend!
CC7D Kick-Off held on July 7, 2021 at House of Rock, beginning at 6:00 pm - Ready, set, go! The CC7D Kick-Off marks the beginning of the official CC7D filming week. Team leaders are required to attend this event in order to register, receive the Essential Elements for 2021 and discover the immovable deadline to turn in their films.
CC7D Turn-In held on July 14, 2021 at House of Rock, beginning at 6:00 pm - That’s A Wrap! After a week of filmmaking, Team Leaders race to the finish line to turn their film as the clock ticks down. It’s a great opportunity for CC7D Team Leaders to swap stories of their film week and for CC7D Teams to gather together to celebrate!
CC7D 2021 Screening on September 5, 2021 at Alamo Drafthouse, beginning at 1:00 pm - The official premiere of the 2021 CC7D Qualifying Films are showcased in Corpus Christi's favorite spot to watch movies, Alamo Drafthouse. Audience members can vote for their favorite movies and celebrate Corpus Christi filmmaking with the CC7D Teams.
CC7D 2021 Awards Ceremony on September 5, 2021 at House of Rock, time to be determined - The celebration continues with the CC7D Awards Ceremony at House of Rock. CC7D Teams gather together to discover and celebrate the award winners. It’s a fantastic night of camaraderie and connection for the creative community.
For more information about CC7D visit www.cc7day.com.