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Put Down Your Flip Cam! UCLA's First Barbie Video Girl Film Festival

by Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
April 14, 2011 7:57 AM
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If Todd Haynes could make a Barbie Doll movie-- Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (trailer below) broke him out at Sundance 1987, but was not cleared for theatrical release--why not UCLA film students?

In a promo tie-in that would make Morgan Spurlock proud and may provide a replacement for grieving Flip Cam owners, Mattel challenged UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) to use their Barbie Video Girl Doll™ to create two-minute short films. The competition rules were of the anything-goes variety: shooting with dolls was enough. On April 15, the films will be screened at the first annual (and free!) Barbie Film Festival at the James Bridges Theater and will compete for awards and door prizes. Three winners will be named.

Here's UCLA details, UCLA's Bruin story, and the official Facebook page.

2 Comments

  • Doodie | May 20, 2011 8:55 AMReply

    You guys see Alexandra Wallace's (racist UCLA girl) bikini contest entry? Look Swimwear hilariously singled her out added the text above her bikini entry. “Any views or opinions expressed by Alexandra Wallace are solely those of Alexandra Wallace and do not represent those of Look Swimwear LLC. and LookSwimwear.com”

    Awesome.......

    http://doodiepants.com/2011/05/18/racist-ucla-girl-video-rant-and-bikini-contest-fail/

  • DavidC | April 15, 2011 6:03 AMReply

    More detail on Barbie Fest here:

    http://www.dailybruin.com/index.php/article/2011/04/the_1st_annual_barbie_film_festival_will_feature_clips_shot_entirely_with_the_video_camera_on_the_do

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