Launch Party is TONIGHT. Here’s the Deets.


72 Film Fest Launch Party will once again be on the top floor of Artomatic Frederick Building.  If you’re over 21, head over to building 2 for a happy hour from 5:30-7pm.  Otherwise get your butt in there in at 7pm, register, listen to some tunes provided by DJ Synapsis, peruse the tables, maybe buy a TShirt or a DVD to help us keep this thing going, and have fun!  If you haven’t checked out all the art at Artomatic, get there a little early and check out what artists around Frederick are doing.


Location: Artomatic Frederick
115 and 117 E Church Street
Frederick MD 21701

Come Early to Check out the Amazing Artists part of Artomatic Frederick.  Only a few days left to experience it.


We will once again be making videos of each team to play before the films. If your team wants in, get out there.


It may be warm. Dress accordingly.  There will be refreshments on the top floor.


We have a new TShirt design this year and they will be for sale at a discount at the Launch Party.  We will have both regular and ladies’ designs.


The updated iOS app is now live.  Grab it now to take pics of the launch.  We will also give out a link to an Android/Web version at the Launch Party.  Snap photos of your production from Launch to Turn In and we’ll once again show them off at the Fest.


Archai Media will be holding a raffle for a FREE ONE DAY RENTAL of the Motorized DC Slider so one lucky team (that has insurance) can take it out and use it on their 72 Film Fest Entry.  It can be motorized, or hand powered and is quickly adaptable to a jib. Details at Launch Party.  To see what the slider can do check out the Archai Media Featured Gear Video.

It’s not too late to register!  Late Registration is online until 2pm and we will be accepting registrations at the Launch.  Teams will pick in the order they register, so unless you want last pick, get your registration in now.


Don’t have your team fully organized?  We will have a space at our Launch Party for you to find others willing to join up.  Have a camera, but no computer?  Have an actor, but no director?  Come out, assemble your team and register on the spot.  In the meantime feel free to use our FaceBook Page to connect.


Welcome PETE BERGEN as our Launch Party Host.  Pete is a DC based Comic and Actor. He can be seen at clubs and theaters all over and has opened for touring headliners Chris Coccia, Jim Short and Bobcat Goldthwait. He was also in our short “The Horror” last year, playing both “Jason” and the poor fellow laying on the ground in “Jigsaw’s” lair.

Music by SYNAPSIS.




Flying Dog Happy Hour in Artomatic Frederick Building Two 117 E Church Street.


7pm- Finalize Registration on Top Floor of Artomatic Frederick 115 E Church St.  Teams will get their filmmaker packets and sign their registration forms.  While mingling with your fellow filmmakers and film fans- Be sure to check out the tables for some cool things like a peek at this year’s awards by Roland Metal Art, the Motorized Slider Raffle, some brand new 72 merch, and the wall (screen) of criteria.   Music by SYNAPSIS.

7:45pm – LEDA

8pm – Your Host PETE BERGEN takes the stage and criteria selection begins.  Pick your criteria wisely, get your team video taken then await further instructions before heading out to make your movie.

9pm – ?  Late Night Brainstorming Session at Area 31. 31 E Patrick Street.  Open to any team.  Area 31 Cinema Studios in downtown Frederick is opening its doors immediately after the 72 Fest launch party if any teams need a central location downtown to hang out and brainstorm or write their next award winning short! Come drink loads of ChocoSombra coffee and have some snacks. You can chill out in our cozy lounge area, at our bar or use our conference table! Connectivity Group will even let you use their office if it gets crowded! If you’re interested click attending here so we know how much coffee to brew!

For a full schedule of 72 Film Fest click here.

About Artomatic:

[email protected] creates community, builds audience and expands economic development by transforming available space into a playground for artistic expression.  Unjuried events showcase creative work in visual art, performing art, music, dance and film.

[email protected] events are socially organic and completely open-entry; there are no juries or curators.  We work to provide open access to the arts for all participants and visitors.

Emerging and established artists present their work side by side and have the chance to work with and learn from one another.  The diversity of artwork and performances attract the broadest range of people, providing a forum to build institutional connections.  Artists, organizations and visitors come together and illustrate the energy, vitality and strength of the arts to impact the community.