Remember when we were nagging you to get off the couch and make some damn art, already? Well, we have a couple more shots at the big auteur target in the sky for you, so get on it!

Our dear friends at the The 8th San Francisco Independent Film Festival (Feb 2-14, 2006) are accepting entries until October 15 They're accepting features, shorts, narratives, docs, animation and experimental film and video, in any style and in any genre. Download an entry PDF here.

Not quite the glamorous Film Festival circuti, but fun nonetheless: The Alliance for a Better California has just announced their “Better Ads for Cheaper Drugs” Contest. "Anyone with a creative idea and access to a camera or computer can produce and submit a spot arguing the virtues of Proposition 79, the prescription dugs discount program backed by consumer groups and health care advocates. The online community will judge submissions, and the winning advertisement may air statewide in the critical last weeks of the special election campaign." Contest rules are here, enter by October 16, 2005.