Group 312 Films is a not-for-profit, artists’ collective of digital video directors. Each director creates one short per month inspired by a group elected theme that she or he is free to interpret however they see fit. We collaborate with one another as well as with friends, actors, editors, writers, musicians, lighting technicians, sound-designers, and graphic artists as much as possible. At each monthly meeting, we screen our projects for each other, drink, get feedback from the group, and launch a new theme or topic for the following month. And every year, we curate the best work of that year for a "Best of" program that gets screened at local theaters and other venues.
Our group’s movies generally have a run-time from as short as 1 minute to as long as 20 minutes in length. Our group explores a variety of themes; narrative, poetic, experimental and music video within the thematic context of the monthly topic. All approaches are welcome. Our members encompass a variety skill levels. Some work professionally within the video/advertising world, some come from art or music backgrounds, and there are still others who are new to video altogether. The important thing is that we all learn, encourage, and find inspiration with each other through the collective environment.
There is no commitment or obligation for this group and there are no fees or dues. Members are free to participate as their inspiration and time allow. Some members create the full 12 films a year. Others only make one or two. And still there are some who don't make any but just attend to see other people's work.
We welcome and encourage new members, those who are curious about our group, or those who think they might be interested in exploring video in the future!
Hello All. We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our next virtual video screening in early February. We will be doing a live stream on YouTube. The program will consist of new and old videos from our archives. And there will be a live chat feature that will allow folks to comment on videos, ask questions, and share any particularly juicy gossip.
If anyone has videos they would like to be part of this event, please send us a message and we will reach out to you with details on how to get your work into this program.
This is a great opportunity for folks interested in the group to see how we function, watch new videos, and meet the group members. New folks are welcome to submit their own films as a way of introducing themselves if they like, though the ability to screen them will be dependent on time available.
There is no fee and spectators are very welcome. No one is required to participate, though everyone certainly is encouraged. We simply invite you to come by, take a look at what we've made, maybe show us what you made, and enjoy yourselves.
For more information about Group 312 Films, please visit http://group312.com/ or search for "Group 312 Films" on YouTube to find our channel