Grab your super 8, mini-VHS or iPhone and start story boarding — New Belgium Brewing is now accepting film submissions for its 2015 Clips Beer & Film Tour. What is the Clips Beer & Film Tour you ask? It’s a collection of original films ranging from 10 seconds to five minutes long focusing on: craft beer; advocacy/activism; humor; culture; adventure; art; and, of course, fun. Selected films will travel to about 20 cities across the United States, starting in May. The complete tour schedule is still being finalized.
“The overlap in the creative spirit between film and beer-making communities is tremendous, and we can’t wait to see what our inventive fans come up with this year,” said Jesse Claeys, Clips content wrangler. “Every year we end up with an incredible showcase of amazing work from animation and comedy sketches, to extreme sports and even miniature replicas. Tens of thousands of annual Clips attendees are excited to see which talented filmmakers decide to share their creativity during this year’s tour.”
You don’t have to take our word for it, check out last year’s trailer below:
All filmmakers who have their filming prowess featured in this year’s tour will receive an exclusive New Belgium beer in a custom screen-printed bottle. They will also receive a coveted and rare Director’s Belt Buckle.
This year marks the sixth year of the Clips Beer & Film Tour; a beer-toting, film-traveling, non-profit-benefitting show that travels coast-to-coast and brings communities together to enjoy esoteric beers, while benefitting local organizations.
Last year, selected films ran the gamut on genres and topics, including a banana with an attitude, ultra marathoners running with stubborn animals, neon spandex and much, much more. It’s a diverse and highly entertaining lineup with something for everyone.
New Belgium is now accepting submissions through April 1st. Filmmakers must be at least 21 years old and must secure rights for all elements included in the film.
During each Clips show, 100 percent of proceeds from beer sales directly benefits a local nonprofit working to improve the community. Last year, Clips Beer & Film Tour raised nearly $140,000 for local organizations and approximately 20,000 people sampled beer, viewed films and diverted 80 percent of event waste from landfills. Since its inception in 2010, Clips has raised $506,417 for nonprofits nationwide.