AICE sets Kevin Bacon films for trailer competition

Kevin Bacon will be theme of trailer competition

AICE Chicago’s Camp Kuleshov organizers have chosen actor Kevin Bacon’s movies for the theme of the chapter’s annual movie trailer competition for assistant editors and assistant audio engineers.

Chicago-originated Camp Kuleshov, now part of AICE chapters nationwide, challenges assistants and non-assistant staff of AICE member companies to create unique trailers for “original new films,” which can be either movie mash-ups or new genres.

Films from Bacon’s oeuvre selected for use in this year’s competition include “The River Wild,” “Tremors,” and “Footloose,” among others.

A newly created design category has been added this year, motivated by the membership, says AICE Chicago treasurer Dawn Guzowski, The Whitehouse/Chicago producer and Chicago’s Camp Kuleshov organizer.

“Since so many different companies belong to our chapter, representing all facets of postproduction, we wanted to give everyone a chance to shine creatively,” she says. 

Entrants must register by Tuesday, July 30; completed submissions are due by Friday, Aug. 2 at 11:59 p.m.  Winners will be revealed at the always-fun Camp Kuleshov awards presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Volcano Room at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake starting at 7 p.m.

Nicholas Cage films were the theme of last year’s Camp Kuleshov trailers. Based on the success of that theme, Guzowski and the organizers decided to again focus on the work of one actor.

Kevin Bacon was a natural choice, says Guzowski.  “His movies span a wide range of genres which makes for a lot of potential to mix things up,”