Filmmaking Opportunity: No Entry Fee!

Attention Amateur Filmmakers: New Belgium Brewing Seeking Shorts for Traveling Beer & Film Tour

New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, is seeking short digital, film and video submissions for the first season of its traveling cLips of Faith Beer & Film Tour. Chosen entries will screen in fourteen cities throughout the summer and fall of 2010. The top three winning filmmakers will travel to New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, CO for a private screening and beer dinner extraordinaire. For submission guidelines visit

“The cLips of Faith Beer & Film tour is a celebration of the innate creativity of both brewing and film,” said event director, Meredith Giske. “We’re looking for eclectic and creative short film submissions to complement the beers we are bringing from our Lips of Faith portfolio. These are some of the most creative beers we make, so it will be a one-two combo like you’ve never seen.”

Each stop along the fourteen-city tour will feature an outdoor screening of the collected films, a full tasting of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith ( beers and food from local vendors. All proceeds will benefit local bike non-profits. The series will run between mid-June and mid-October.

“At this point, we’re looking for you and your friends to create something original and fun for all of us to watch,” said Giske. “We’re looking for stories that touch on beer, whimsy or sustainability in the categories of comedy, drama, adventure, documentary or animation. The slate is completely blank and the possibilities are endless.”

To learn more about New Belgium’s cLips of Faith series or to submit content, go to Films will be judged by the creative team at New Belgium Brewing plus one celebrity judge (if you’re a celebrity who wants to judge, please contact us!). All submission materials are nonreturnable. There is no fee to enter. Good beers, good films, good luck!

Editor’s Note: No idea who the celebrity might be, but if you have no contacts in the entertainment industry this contest might be a good opportunity to showcase your work for someone with clout. Remember, an awarded film is a powerful calling card.