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The English club was informed of the positive test on Friday. That was the same day Norwich played Tottenham in a friendly ahead of the resumption of the Premier League.Norwich says Stiepermann has remained asymptomatic and has since taken two further tests that returned negative results.Norwich is in last place in the league and hosts Southampton on Friday in their first Premier League game back after the three-month suspension.One person has tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest round of checks. The Premier League announced that 1,541 tests had been conducted on players and club staff on June 15 and 16.___ The Latest: SEC pushing Mississippi to change flag Frost’s salary is $5 million this year. Hoiberg is set to earn $3 million.Frost is in his third year as head coach. He grew up in Wood River and was Cornhuskers quarterback in 1996-97. His father played football for the Huskers, and his mother was a standout on the track team and is in the school’s athletic hall of fame.Hoiberg is entering his second season at Nebraska. His parents are Nebraska graduates and his grandfather, Jerry Bush, was the Huskers’ men’s basketball coach from 1954-63. ___The University of Texas announced that 13 football players tested positive for COVID-19 or are presumed positive, and contact tracing has 10 more in isolation. Manuel also stood by comments he made previously that he couldn’t envision sports at Michigan without students being on campus.“If it’s declared that … our students can’t come back to campus for class, why would I ask a student-athlete to come back and participate in sports?” Manuel said. “It’s against how I think about our student-athletes. They are students first.”___Nebraska football coach Scott Frost and men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg will donate a portion of their salaries to the athletic department’s general operating fund to help offset revenue shortfalls because of the coronavirus pandemic.The athletic department said in a statement Thursday the amount of the donations would be determined when the 2021 budget is closer to being finalized. “It is past time for change to be made to the flag of the State of Mississippi,” Commissioner Greg Sankey said Thursday in a statement. “Our students deserve an opportunity to learn and compete in environments that are inclusive and welcoming to all. In the event there is no change, there will be consideration of precluding Southeastern Conference championship events from being conducted in the State of Mississippi until the flag is changed.”The NCAA already said it would not schedule postseason events in Mississippi because of the flag that features the Confederate Battle Flag in the upper left corner. Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum released a statement after Sankey’s comments.“Clearly, the current national climate is such that this debate may produce unintended consequences for our student athletes here at Mississippi State University and those at the University of Mississippi,” Keenum said. “In addition, there may be similar unintended consequences for academic pursuits at our all our state’s public universities and negative economic impacts on the state’s communities as well.“Since 2015, our Student Association, Robert Holland Faculty Senate and university administration have been firmly on record in support of changing the state flag. I have reiterated that view to our state’s leaders on multiple occasions, including during face-to-face discussions in recent days and hours. On June 12, I wrote to the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the Mississippi House reaffirming that support. The letter said, in part, that our flag should be unifying, not a symbol that divides us. I emphasized that it is time for a renewed, respectful debate on this issue.” The Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx are cutting pay and staff due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Both teams are owned by Glen Taylor. The organization said it has temporarily reduced salaries for employees earning $70,000 or more annually and laid off an unspecified amount of its full-time workforce.The virus outbreak prompted the NBA to halt play on March 11. The WNBA has yet to begin the 2020 season. ___A limited number of spectators will be allowed at Iowa Speedway each night for IndyCar races July 17-18. Michigan also disclosed results from its testing. Sami Rifat, a physician with the athletic department, says the school has had two positive tests on athletes, out of 221 tests.“Both of those individuals were completely asymptomatic at the time of the testing. None of our staff have tested positive,” Rifat said in a video conference Thursday.Michigan State also said no athletic department staff members tested positive. One Michigan State athlete did not report to campus after testing positive at home last week.Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said if sports are played this fall, it would not be a normal season with capacity crowds at Michigan Stadium.“Will it be 50% or 30% or 20% or 10, or zero? I’m not sure,” Manuel said. “That’ll be a combination of listening to our public health officials, knowing what our stadium capacity can handle, given the direction that is put out by the governor’s office or the university.” ___Kentucky’s proposed athletics budget includes a 17% reduction in adjusted operating expenses to account for projected decreases in ticket revenue.The proposed budget of $148.5 million is down from nearly $156.5 million for 2019-20. That total includes a $7.5 million reduction in the adjusted operating budget to $37.1 million. The program will cut nearly $1.5 million for team travel and anticipates about $4.3 million less in K Fund donations.The department says in a release that the self-sufficient program anticipates hosting events as scheduled. But it’s monitoring COVID-19 and adds that it will work with partners if developments force budget adjustments.___ About 5,000-6,000 tickets will be available each night at the facility, which has more than 25,000 permanent seats. Groups of fans will be separated by at least 6 feet in order to align with state guidelines for COVID-19 at the oval track, which is just under a mile long.All tickets previously purchased for the Iowa races will be honored, including season tickets. But seating will be reassigned for all existent ticketholders in order to follow safe social distancing guidelines. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase.IndyCar didn’t allow fans for its first race of this season June 6 at Texas, and no spectators will be at the next race July 4 on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tickets are already on sale for the two races July 11-12 at Road America in Wisconsin, on the 4-mile, 14-turn road course.___Michigan State’s athletic department says it conducted COVID-19 testing on 124 athletes on Monday, and one tested positive and will be isolated for 10 to 14 days. June 18, 2020 Hometown great Roger Federer was already set to miss the tournament where he worked as a ballboy and is the record 10-time champion. He ended his season this month to recover from knee surgery.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Associated Press The Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel wants to cancel its 50th anniversary edition in October because of the coronavirus pandemic.Organizers say they told tour officials they would “prefer to cancel this year’s edition of the tournament in light of the current situation.”Tournament head Roger Brennwald says playing the event with no fans or with social distancing “have to be ruled out for us in Basel on economic grounds.”The ATP is expected to decide on its end-of-season indoor schedule in mid-July.Brennwald says “it looks like coronavirus is on match point and is set for victory.” The Atlantic Coast Conference is moving its football media days online because of concerns about COVID-19.The ACC Football Kickoff was originally scheduled to be held at The Westin in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has been rescheduled for July 21-23 with coverage on the ACC Network. Commissioner John Swofford, each of the conference’s 14 head coaches and selected players will be featured. All 10 FBS conferences have now announced that their media days will be altered because of the pandemic, with most going virtual. The Big Ten has not made a final decision on its media days.___Norwich midfielder Marco Stiepermann has returned to training after self-isolating at home following a positive test for COVID-19. ___An Atlanta United player has tested positive for COVID 19, becoming the fourth Major League Soccer Player to contract the virus.The player, who was asymptomatic, was not identified because of privacy laws. The test result was confirmed Thursday, the team said, and the player is in isolation.Atlanta will test players on Friday before resuming practice. The team has returned to full group training in anticipation of the league’s MLS is Back Tournament, set to start July 8 in Florida.Players from FC Dallas, the Philadelphia Union and D.C. United also have contracted the virus. Texas started bringing football players back to campus for workouts on June 8. The school has also identified four other players who tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody.Kansas State officials reported Wednesday night that eight Wildcats athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 out of 130 tested. The NCAA on Wednesday approved plans for an extended preseason to give teams more time to hold walk-throughs. With the coronavirus pandemic wiping out spring practice for most teams, along with the usual required summer activities for players such as weight training and film study, schools want to make up for lost preparation time.___Club rugby in Europe is set to resume on Aug. 22 after a five-month suspension because of the coronavirus outbreak with matches in the PRO14 league that contains teams Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and South Africa. A truncated regular season will be concluded by two rounds of matches where teams from the same nation play each other home and away to avoid cross-border travel.Semifinal matches will take place on Sept. 5 and the final on Sept. 12.PRO14 tournament director David Jordan says “we are very fortunate to be in a position where everyone involved is confident that we can conclude the season on the field of play.”The league has two conferences. Leinster and Ulster are the current top two in Conference A while Edinburgh and Munster are the top two in Conference B.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:____The Southeastern Conference is considering barring league championship events in Mississippi until the state changes its flag.
Published on April 22, 2019 at 9:43 pm Comments No. 4 Syracuse (14-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) lost the ACC’s seeding tiebreakers to North Carolina and Notre Dame and, despite a No. 4 national ranking, will be the No. 4-seed in this week’s ACC tournament. SU will begin its postseason play on Wednesday against the fifth-seeded Virginia Cavaliers (12-5, 3-4), who Syracuse defeated earlier this season, 16-11.See what our beat writers think the outcome will be.Eric BlackDeja VuSyracuse 14, Virginia 9Nearly two months ago, Syracuse rode a big first half to a 16-11 victory over No. 7 Virginia. I predict the Orange will take down the Cavaliers in a similar fashion this time around. SU didn’t exactly finish the season strong, dropping its last ACC contest to North Carolina by its largest losing margin of the year. In its season finale, SU defeated unranked Cornell at home by just three goals. But with over a week to prepare for Virginia, the Orange should come out firing against the Cavaliers and take advantage early. Led by Emily Hawryschuk, the top-25 Syracuse offense has been a force all season and Wednesday will be more of the same.KJ EdelmanBeantown beatdownSyracuse 15, Virginia 10AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse got the short end of the stick in the ACC tournament seeding but Wednesday’s matchup should be identical to the first time SU-UVA met up. The Orange and Cavaliers played back-and-forth until SU’s defense locked in and its offense went on a 6-1 run. Virginia and Syracuse play similar offenses — mostly relying on dodges up top and off-ball movement — but Emily Hawryschuk is the player that sets the Orange apart. She had four goals against UVA on March 2, and she’ll have to take over down the stretch to ensure an Orange victory.Kaci WasilewskiCavaliers are comingVirginia 14, Syracuse 10In its last two games, Syracuse hasn’t looked like the team that started the season. The season started with SU scoring fast, scoring early and scoring a lot. That’s slowed down in recent games, most notably two games ago when SU faced North Carolina on the Tar Heels’ home field. Syracuse’s offense hasn’t looked the same since. Earlier this season, the Orange held their own against Virginia but with its recent offensive lull, I wouldn’t be surprised to see UVA come out on top. In the first matchup up this season, Syracuse scored 10 goals in the first frame, doubling UVA’s five. They tied with six apiece in the second half. If Syracuse can’t get its offense to how it looked earlier in the season, the Orange might be in trouble. Facebook Twitter Google+
Futsal Academy which was founded on Monday in Mostar, has attracted a great number of talented boys.Trainings are being held every day in the sports hall ‘USRC Mithat Hujdur-Hujka’ and the trainers is Enez Crnalić.The founders of the Academy are Sport pul Mostar and MNK Mostar SG, and in the future other renowned coaches will join the work of the academy.
Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien, co-chairmen of DC United, praised Rooney for his contribution to the franchise — he has scored 23 times in 42 appearances since he joined from Everton on a three-year contract last year.“After speaking to Wayne and understanding his difficult situation of being so far away from his family, we have accepted that this is the best decision for all parties,” they told the Derby website.“Wayne is an exceptional leader and one of the most iconic players to play the game, so we look forward to his continued contributions to the team this season.”Morris said Rooney’s arrival would bolster the reputation of the club.“To have Wayne Rooney as a player, and equally as an aspiring coach, is incredible and I can only imagine the buzz this will generate amongst our supporters at home and internationally,” said Morris.Cocu, who began his spell as manager with a 2-1 win over Huddersfield on Monday, said Rooney’s experience would be a massive boost to the club as they seek to return to the Premier League for the first time since 2008.“It is an exciting prospect for him to be joining Derby County and he can bring so much to this squad, both on and off the pitch,” said Cocu.“To have a player with his leadership, skill, experience, character and work ethic will be huge for us.“The inspiration and motivation this can generate is massive for all of our players from the first team right through to the youngsters in the academy.”Morris will be hoping Rooney wields a similar influence that he has done at DC United as attested to by his team-mate Steve Birnbaum.“He’s changed everything, he’s changed the culture of the club,” Birnbaum told the Daily Telegraph.“The work ethic he puts in during practice and you guys see it in the games. We have this sort of confidence or swag going into games because of him.”Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Wayne RooneyLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Former England captain Wayne Rooney is to leave Washington-based DC United after agreeing a deal to become player-coach of Championship side Derby County, the clubs announced on Tuesday.The 33-year-old — the record goalscorer for both his country and Manchester United — signed an initial 18 month contract with the ambitious second tier side, who under Rooney’s former England team-mate Frank Lampard reached the play-off final last season.The high-profile signing has already paid off for the club.“On the back of Wayne joining the club, we have just been offered a record-breaking sponsorship deal with our principal shirt sponsor,” said owner Mel Morris.Derby, two-time English champions back in the 1970s, have been rewarded for being quick off the mark when rumours surfaced that Colleen, Rooney’s wife and mother of their three children, was unhappy in the United States and wanted to return home.Rooney, who is presently working towards securing his coaching qualifications, will work under former PSV Eindhoven boss Phillip Cocu.“I am very excited about the opportunity that Derby County have provided me with,” Rooney told the club website.“I am looking forward to joining Phillip Cocu, his coaching staff and the first-team squad from the start of January.“I am sure I can make a big contribution and can’t wait to meet everyone, especially the supporters.“I am equally excited to begin my coaching career at Derby County working with both the first team and academy.“I must also take this opportunity to thank DC United, their owners, executives and supporters who have been superb to work with.“I want them to know that I will give my all in support of our push for the play-offs.”– ‘Confidence or swag’ –
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Facebook83Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaOlympia Parks, Arts & Recreation is now accepting applications for three calls for submission.Olympia’s Traffic Box Wrap ProjectDeadline: January 9, 2018Residents living within 30 miles of Olympia may submit one image to be considered for the Olympia Traffic Box Wrap Project. Submissions will be available online for public vote in the month of February 2018. Ten artists selected will receive a $500 honorarium and have their work displayed on a traffic box wrap in the City of Olympia.To apply, go here. Spring Arts Walk Venue RegistrationDeadline: January 31, 2018Early Bird Deadline: January 15, 2018Arts Walk Venues are invited to register online to be included in the April 27-28, 2018 event.New for 2018 – applications are now being accepted online or in person via The Olympia Center self-service kiosk, three registration options available. Non-profit organizations and studios receive $30 off Arts Walk registration with coupon code AWSP2018.To apply, go here. Percival Plinth ProjectDeadline: January 31, 2018Artists living in Washington or Oregon are able to submit up to 2 works to be considered for the Percival Plinth Project. Sixteen selected works will be installed on the Olympia Percival Landing waterfront from June 2018-June 2019, artists receive $700 honorarium for loan of work. One work selected by public vote will be awarded the People’s Prize and purchased and added to the City’s public art collection. Purchase price is not to exceed $10,000 inclusive of fees & taxes.To apply, go here.For more information visit the City of Olympia website or contact Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation, at 360-753-8380 or [email protected]
Gandhi, the young lawyer, shortly after his arrival in South Africa in the late 19th century. (Image: Wikimedia Commons) Ask most people who they think of when you say “South Africa” and “peacemaker” and the answer is most likely to be Nelson Mandela, or perhaps Desmond Tutu.Some people might even recall South Africa’s two other Nobel Peace Prize laureates, FW de Klerk and Chief Albert Luthuli. But few will come up with the name of Mahatma Gandhi.That’s because the most famous peacemaker never to win a Nobel – although he was nominated four times – is remembered internationally more for his political protest and statesmanship in India, the land of his birth and death.It is often forgotten that Gandhi spent 20 years in South Africa. These were mutually formative years during which he developed his philosophy of satyagraha, or non-violent resistance, in response to the racial oppression he encountered here. During this time his presence in the country shaped a tradition of opposition to racism that Madiba himself would later adopt.Of course, the young Mandela – a firebrand, an angry young man with good reason to support a military struggle against apartheid South Africa – was very different from the reconciliatory figure who emerged from prison to become president in 1994.Likewise, the young Mohandas Gandhi, who arrived in South Africa in 1893, newly qualified as a lawyer after studying in London, would change over the course of time into the iconic Mahatma: a barefoot mystic, wearing only a dhoti, or loincloth, and shawl, sitting at a weaving loom and preaching to pilgrims.It has been argued that Gandhi’s early political pronouncements expose him as an elitist who endorsed notions of racial hierarchy and segregation. It was only through his experiences of the South African or Anglo-Boer wars at the turn of the century, the Anglo-Zulu War of 1906, imprisonment, discrimination against all so-called non-Europeans in the South African Union, and frequent abuse by state officials, that Gandhi became disillusioned with the British Empire and its racist practices.Following his return to India in 1915, Gandhi began to campaign for Indian independence – which was finally achieved shortly before he was assassinated in 1948, although the event was marred by Muslim-Hindu violence and the partition of India and Pakistan.A significant day in India and South AfricaAll of this means that the great man’s birthday, 2 October – a national holiday in India – is also a significant day in South Africa. In 2010 it has an additional resonance because this year marks the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indian indentured labourers in the former colony of Natal, now known as the province of KwaZulu-Natal.Today, it is calculated that South Africa has the largest population of people of Indian descent, but born outside India, of any country in the world. Of the million plus who live here, many can trace their roots back to the labourers who were imported to work in sugar cane plantations and in mines, but historians are quick to point out that there are some variations to the story.On the one hand, some of the “Indian” labourers actually came from further afield in south-east Asia; on the other hand, there were thousands of Indians who immigrated to South Africa independent of the indenture system.Shared historyNonetheless, commemorating the 150-year mark provides an opportunity to reflect not only on historical but also current ties between the two countries. Shared History – the Indian Experience, a festival affirming these connections, has entertained audiences in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg during August and September. As in previous years, the festival has included a wide range of events centred on dance, music, visual art, literature and food.While the overall tone has been one of celebration, those participating in the festival have also been able to offer critiques of their respective Indian and South African societies. Where The Streets Have No Name, an exhibition of work by Indian artists curated by Alka Pande, is a response to the plight of street children – a phenomenon common to both countries.Pande and her artists worked together with children from the Salaam Baalak Trust, an organisation providing refuge to thousands of children in New Delhi and elsewhere. The result is a fascinating series of twin pieces: one by the artist alone, the other a collaborative painting to which the children contributed.One of the dominant themes in the exhibition is dreaming: it seems that art offered the children a chance to dream of a better life, to escape – if only temporarily – the deprivation that defines their worlds.In Seema Kohli’s Memories, for instance, the collaborative piece depicts families and homes – memories of happier times, perhaps, but more likely imagined – while Kohli’s own work alludes to an archetypal or cultural memory that must be recuperated if poverty is to be combated.This theme is also apparent in Mahua Sen’s Home is a Self-Portrait diptych, while Viren Tanwar presents an ironic take on the consumerism that often informs dreaming in My Dream, which is dominated by brand names and the illusory appeal of bright lights in the big city.The desire to escape is poignantly manifested in the frequent invocation of airplanes and birds, as well as in the repetition of aerial views of city street plans: from up high, the streets aren’t nearly as dirty and dangerous. Nelly Meignie-Huber’s Kids Who Have No Name” is a sobering re-working of the exhibition’s title, emphasising the difficulties that these children face in creating an autonomous identity for themselves.Despite its social inequities, India, like South Africa, remains a richly diverse country, and the Shared History festival was a reminder of its complex heritage. There was a particular focus on the south-western state of Kerala and its dance forms and food, but there were also Indian authors and artists whose presence attested to the country’s multilingualism and multiculturalism. The electronica produced by Delhi-based duo The Midivil Punditz, for instance, fuses international pop music trends with Indian classical and folk styles.In a different vein altogether, poet and translator Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, who was part of a delegation of Indian writers in conversation with South African writers under the banner of Words on Water, spoke about the “cycles of linguistic give and take” through which Indian languages and literature have developed: Hindi and Portuguese, Tamil and Arabic, English, Sanskrit. “Writers,” he says, “tend to resist the limitations of national or regional categories.”This affirmation of international exchange as a vital component of both individual and collective cultural identity is at the heart of the Shared History programme – and, as we mark the annual anniversary of Gandhi’s birth along with the 150-year anniversary of the mass arrival of Indians in South Africa, it is a principle that should be affirmed again and again.
SharePrint Related Attention film-making geocachers and geocaching filmmakers! You now have 58 days to plan, write, film, edit, and submit your original short film to the Geocaching International Film Festival! That’s less time than you had yesterday and more time than you’ll have tomorrow.The film submission deadline is August 1, 2018. Learn about submitting a film.Before you perfect your plots and acquire your actors, read on to learn about five film genres that made successful showings at GIFFs of the past. Of course, your film need not fit perfectly into any of these categories, but we suggest using them to kick off your GIFF brainstorming session.#1 | You Might Be a Geocacher If…This type of GIFF film is built around an inside joke or experience that only a geocacher understands. It invites the audience to laugh along—or groan in sympathy—with the narrator as she encounters a comical, frustrating, charming, or eyeroll-inducing situation, one that most geocachers encounter at some point during their geocaching careers. Here are some examples from previous years: Geocaching Is Free (2017)A Cacher’s Worst Nightmare (2016)It’s Not About the Numbers (2016)NYC Caching: Muggle Madness (2016)My Geocaching Addiction (2013)The plots in the five films above could be summarized in a single sentence that begins with, “You might be a geocacher if…”. For example, with the film Geocaching is Free, the sentence would be, “You might be a geocacher if you end up spending half your monthly paycheck on geocaching gear.” Of course that’s not true for all geocachers all the time, but many a cacher has faced the temptation of buying the newest GPS, the most waterproof hiking boots, or the latest in tupperware technology in pursuit of a cache. The key is that the audience can participate in a collective giggle at the humor, a groan at the irony, or a head shake at the folly of the situation the narrator has encountered. Note that this genre of film is the least interesting to muggles… at least until they’re converted!#2 | What if?In November 2015 the world asked, “What if ballerinas geocached?” and California cacher stingrayabbray answered. Her film, How to Geocache Like a Ballerina, was a huge international hit. The film genre we’re calling “What if?” is the polar opposite of the “You might be a geocacher if…” genre. It takes a familiar part of geocaching reality and inventively twists it on its head. What if one day all bison tubes turned into bisons? What if the cachers become the cached? What if two geocachers got married, had a kid, and that kid was actually a lock-n-lock? (FYI, that last one is already taken!)Check out these imaginative finalist films from recent years:The Future of Geocaching (2017)Little Geo-rge (2017)5 Lesser-Known Souvenirs (2016)Geocaching, Orchestrated (2016)How to Geocache Like a Ballerina (2015)The Future of Geocaching (2015)Signal (2015)GeoDouble (2014)This genre is inexhaustible, so it’s a pretty great one to start with if you’re in the beginning stages of brainstorming. The only limits you’ll face are technical, logistical, and of course, those set forth in the submission rules.#3 | Personal Story / DramaNot every film has to be funny. (You’re joking! No, I’m literally not. That’s the point.) The GIFF finalist films from the past few years might make it seem like comedies are received better than serious films, but the list of finalists is often more a reflection of submission trends than an audience preference for comedy. Geocaching HQ receives far more submissions of humorous films than serious ones, so most of the finalists have been comedies in recent years. That being said, we truly love watching earnest stories about geocaching, and if they elicit more tears than laughter that’s fine with us too. The 2016 Signal Award Winner was an uplifting story about how geocaching changed one woman’s life. It joined a strong contingent of lovely and sometimes intense films that show off why geocaching is special.The Art of Geocaching (2017)A Life of a ‘Change’ (2016)GeoLove (2015)The Ubercache (2013)Remember the Fallen (2013)The Two Mountains (2013)We called this genre “Personal Story / Drama” because it sounds classier than “not funny”. But “not funny” is actually what we mean and we’re excited by the breadth of sub-genres. Documentaries, romances, fantasies, biographies… all contain an untold number of fresh plots that are ripe for the picking.#4 | MusicalNot everyone is singing the praises of musicals, and we haven’t seen too many of them pass the judges’ table. But we think there’s a real chance this year for someone to make it to the finals with geocaching’s next big dancing or singing hit. (The author of this article would like to disclose at this time her complete and unequivocal enthusiasm for all musical GIFF submissions. She is not, however, a current GIFF judge). Only five musical films have ever made the finalist list in the past:That’s Not Trash (2016)When I Geocache (2016)How to Geocache Like a Ballerina (2015)Geocaching Freak (2015)Spend a Little Time With You (2014)Why so few? Probably because adding an original musical score (or original choreography!) to a film requires a daunting additional modicum of effort. It can also be difficult to seamlessly layer music and/or dancing over an element of geocaching without it feeling forced. An effective option for someone creating a musical submission might be to choose a particular element of the game as their focus, then add music or dancing. For example, That’s Not Trash is a catchy pseudo-rap that pokes fun at the fine line between discarded objects that can be used for making geocaches, and pure garbage. If you’re going this direction with your submission, it’s important to remember that the musical part of your film should be able to stand on its own without the backdrop of geocaching. In other words, the song should be pleasant, interesting, or entertaining to listen to and the dance performed well enough to be enjoyable or interesting to watch. #5 | The FTF HuntLet’s talk briefly about the FTF hunt as a plot tool in GIFF films. It’s been done. Great, now that that’s taken care of, let’s move on to the next genre…Alright, alright. Of course you can still make a creative and finalist-worthy GIFF film about an FTF hunt. But we’re telling you right now—it’s not going to be easy. Because it really has been done before. Eight times in four years, in fact:FTFever (2017)The Art of Geocaching (2017)Spitting the Dummy (2016)The FTF Hunter (2016)The Deadliest Cache (2014)First to Find – The Woodland Hunt (2014)FTF (2013)FTF Huntress (2013)It’s easy to understand why an FTF hunt makes a good film plot. There’s built-in tension, because the fate of the FTF is hanging in the balance. There are heroes and anti-heroes. And it’s a plot that’s easy to twist: there was a third geocacher all along, and he’s first to find; the cache itself was muggled, and nobody’s first to find; the final cache is up a tree and our hero is afraid of heights! No denying it, FTF hunts are fun to imagine on the screen. But because we’re so intimately familiar with how FTF hunts work both on screen and off, anyone pursuing this as a film idea really needs to do something totally unique. Maybe the production quality is stunning and the acting and dialogue exemplary. Maybe it’s based on the true story of an FTF hunt that went totally wrong in a way we’ve never seen before. Perhaps it imagines what an FTF chase might be like with a very specific and unique cast of characters. Whatever the case, if you submit an FTF hunt film to GIFF, know that it may be judged against all other FTF hunt films ever submitted. Do your research. Watch previous FTF-themed finalists to know what’s been done. Good luck!Share with your Friends:More
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