The next crowd-sourced documentary is upon us, with the Australian-grown 11Eleven Project hosting a free preview screening this Friday eve in Sydney. Continuing in the vein of projects such as Life in a Day and One Day on Earth, 11Eleven called for participants around the world to pick up a camera on 11/11/11 and film something.
They received submissions from 179 countries, and are planning to turn the material into a film, an album and a photographic book. The premiere of the film will be held in numerous locations on November 11, but Sydneysiders have the opportunity to get a first look and give feedback this Friday. The 11Eleven team is also offering the opportunity to host your own screening on the November premiere date, so check out the details if you’re not in Sydney for the preview.
Life in a Day showed what crowd-sourcing can do with the backing of a high-profile team (director Kevin Macdonald and producer Ridley Scott), while Aussie version Map My Summer showed the serious limitations of the form and just how reliant it can be on questionable submissions (see my reviews for both films here). It will be interesting to see whether the 11Eleven team have garnered any gems in their submissions, and whether they’ve managed to create something altogether new with the formula.
The preview screening is at Sydney Town Hall, 6:30pm on Friday 21 September. Details here.
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