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Kevin Smith, Web3 Film Fund offer $40,000 to comedy filmmakers

The $40,000 Kevin Smith Comedy Screenplay Award for Independent Films went to the short film script “Holy Smokes.” The movie industry has metaverse news today.

Gabby Fiszman and Isabella Ares developed the “dark stoner comedy that features Latinx representation,” in which Catholic School survivors Emma and Lauren embark on a “sin-filled roadtrip.”

In a video she tweeted about the entry, Fiszman stated, “We were inspired to write ‘Holy Smokes’ because we wanted to see ourselves as Latina women and our generation’s sense of humor represented on screen, in a genre that typically doesn’t feature us.”

The award, which will grant “Holy Smokes” $40,000 plus remarks from the directors of “Clerks,” “Dogma,” and “Red State,” was established by Decentralized Pictures and Smith with the goal of launching a feature-length production.

Smith noted that the winning script’s “distinct voice” stood out at Tuesday’s live announcement. “people like the kids right here; people who haven’t said their thing yet.” he claimed, are what the film industry wants.

In a world of remakes and sequels, Smith claimed, They dream about you—the person who’s gonna walk into their office and tell them a story they’ve never heard before.”

After taking Smith’s “stoner comedy screenwriting class” at the University of Southern California, according to Fiszman, the pair penned the script. She said, “We were very moved by that.

What is Decentralized Pictures?

A DAO-like framework is used by Decentralized Pictures, a non-profit “evergreen, self-sustaining film fund,” to let owners of its native currency, FILMCredits, vote on funding distributions. Future funding rounds are funded by a portion of the feature’s sales, according to DCP.

On the webcast on Tuesday, co-founder and director Roman Coppola stated, “What we’re trying to establish is a community of people who love movies, people who want to make movies, [and] people want to view exciting movies.” “We are democratically and fairly utilizing the blockchain.”

The platform, created by Coppola, Matchett, and Musante, has been recognized with numerous awards. Steven Soderbergh, the director of “Ocean’s Eleven,” gave a $100,000 donation to the “Film3” movie “Calladita,” which was funded through NFT sales.

Another NFT Web3 video was “Killroy Was Here,” a 2022 horror compilation by Smith.

“If I was making “Clerks” today, that’s where I would’ve gone,” Smith stated of the Web3 filmmaking space, lauding the “idea of a playground where there’s a very supportive audience and it’s wide open.”

About the blockchain, he claimed, “Right now on the blockchain, it’s the wild wild west; you can just pick a piece of property and build.”

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