The Aurora Picture Show's Extremely Shorts 6 isn't a snooty film festival. "It's open to anyone with a camera," says Andrea Grover, Aurora's executive director. "It's definitely our most do-it-yourself program. We've got people who've never picked up a camera before, students, little kids, seasoned filmmakers." One of the most low-budget shorts in the history of the festival was shot by a kid who worked at a movie theater near Times Square. "He walked into a Sony store on his lunch hour," says Grover, "with a mini DVD tape and shot the whole video with the camera on display in the store… His only investment was his time and the cost of the videotape." Another well-remembered entry was submitted by a woman from Columbus, Ohio, who stood in front of a New York gallery reading... More >>>