Stache fest 2012 invites film-makers to submit work that celebrates the 'moustache man's moment of expression'
Cannes will bristle.
The bigwigs at Venice may twirl.
There's a major new cinema event on the scene: the inaugural moustache flick festival, to be held in Portland, Maine on 30 March.
The festival is an offshoot of the annual Stache Pag, a moustache pageant showcasing the best in east coast facial hair and climaxing in a final in which contestants square off in three competitions: "Five-Second Rapid-Fire Statue, Don't Fuck With the Stache and one Surprise Competition Which Will Mindblow Your Skull."
The flick festival is the brainchild of Nick Callanan, head of No Umbrella Media, a video production company organising the event.
It's designed as a fundraiser for Northeast Historic Film, a non-profit archive and distributor, and as a new way to "better celebrate moustaches and to maximise the moustache man's moment of expression".
In an online call to action, Dr Lou Jacobs explains flicks can be in any genre, but must be less than eight minutes long and feature a moustache.
The winner will receive $100.
In addition, special trophies "may be awarded in categories such as, but not limited to: best silent film, best foreign film, best Stache growth story, best Stache shaving story, best moustache death relationship story, best fake-moustache movie, and best collection of moustaches in one film."
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