Friday, August 28, 2015

CMBA Awards - Accepting Submissions!

It's that time of the year again : in the classic film blogosphere September signals the beginning of the CMBA awards, and September is just around the corner. Ee gads! This three week long event commences with our members submitting their best writings of the year. From there we vote for the nominees and then the final winners.
CMBA is now accepting submissions for articles up until midnight August 30th, 2015. If you have not yet perused your archives, why not do so?...You just may have an award-winning post buried in your blog. Or perhaps you may wish to submit your entire blog ( the design, that is )...that's acceptable too!

Take a look below at the not-too-complicated rules, and if you feel you may want to submit a post, send us an email here.
Note: Lion statuettes will not be given out this year due to a shortage of funds, however we do have some neat digital badges for nominees and winners to put on their site.
2015 CMBA Rules and Award Categories
The awards highlights the very best posts that CMBA had to offer during the past year so this is your time to brag about your work. Each member self-nominates what they consider to be their best posts. While there are seven categories to choose from, you may only make submissions in up to four categories ( all seven would just be too many to choose from! ). Only one blog post per category may be submitted. It must have been written between September 1, 2014 and August 30th, 2015 and it cannot have been published previously on the web or in any form of media. Although you may certainly submit a post that was written prior to your membership in the CMBA, so long as it was dated within the last year.
The categories are as follows:
·        Best Film Review (Drama) - A single review may address one or more films. The “drama” category may include all film genres except…
·        Best Film Review (Musical or Comedy) - Like the Golden Globes, there will be a separate category for reviews of musicals or comedies. Some films fall under both comedy/drama or musical/drama, we can work those out if you are confused as to which category to submit it in. 
·        Best Classic Movie Article - This category is for movie-related articles that aren't film
reviews. An article may be an editorial about cinema, a personal movie watching experience, a list of the best films by a director, etc.
·        Best Profile of a Classic Movie Performer or Filmmaker - A profile may take the form of a biographical sketch or an interview.
       AWARDS GIVEN TO THE BLOG (and accepted by the Blog Administrator):

·        Best Classic Movie Blog Design - This award is for the graphical design of a blog, focusing on its visual aesthetics, ease of reading, use of photos to complement text, etc. Non-winning submissions from past years may be re-submitted this year.
·        Best Classic Movie Blog Event - A blog event is a coordinated activity requiring the interaction of other blog owners and/or blog readers. Examples include blogathons, contests, and polls. The blog event may be a one-time activity (e.g., a blogathon) or a continuing feature (e.g., a weekly poll). The blog event may take place solely on one blog or be a coordinated event among several blogs. The award goes to the blogger who originated and hosted the event unless it's a joint effort, in which case both bloggers will receive the award. 
·        Best Classic Movie Series - defined as the best series of three or more posts on a single
subject published on one blog site ( e.g., Cary Grant Comedies of the 1930s ).
After all submissions are received, members will be able to vote for up to five nominees in each category. Once votes are cast they cannot be changed, so choose carefully. The winners from this vote will become our official nominees and eligible for the final awards vote.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Coming Soon: Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15 and ends on October 15.  In celebration, Once Upon a Screen presents the Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon to commemorate the impact Hispanics have made on Hollywood.


Posts celebrating Hispanic Heritage in Hollywood that focus on actors, filmmakers or films that celebrate, depict or examine aspects of Hispanic culture are welcome.  Or, you may also choose to discuss the treatment of a Hispanic Hollywood player or players in general on-screen or behind the scenes.  The possibilities are endless.  While this blogathon’s focus is primarily “classic” Hollywood cinema, Hispanics are making an impact in films today so if you’re burning to write about a contemporary Latin American actor, filmmaker or film, that’s fine, too.
For more details on this blogathon, click HERE.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Coming Soon - The CMBA Fall Blogathon!

Good news, everyone! The subject has been selected for the 2015 CMBA Fall Blogathon, open to all members: Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Posts about movies and scenes featuring any of these modes of transportation are welcome.

The blogathon will run from October 19th to 24th.

(If you're a member of CMBA and wish to participate, please email with your subject by August 31st.)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer Under the Stars Blogathon: Hosted by Journeys in Classic Film

August is TCM's annual Summer Under the Stars "film festival", and this year Journeys in Classic Film is hosting a corresponding blogathon. It all takes place between August 1st and 31st.
The fine folks at Warner Archive will be giving away several DVDs and Blu-rays to blog participants and #TCMParty friends. Journeys in Classic Film will give exact details on July 30th, so make sure you sign up by then!
Join in the fun! Click HERE for more details.

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Classic Movie History Project Blogathon is Back!

Movies, Silently is tickled to announce the second edition of the Classic Movie History Project. Once again this event is co-hosted by Once Upon a Screen and Silver Screenings.

We believe that there is a little bit of the historian in every classic movie fan. After all, we love films that were made before we were born and, in some cases, before our parents or grandparents were born. Here is our chance to combine our love of classic film with our passion for history.
Read all the details at the Movies, Silently blog by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Announcing the Beach Party Blogathon

Beach Party Frankie Annette
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, along comes the Beach Party Blogathon.
Save the dates June 8-12, 2015, because that’s the time to blog about any movie involving the beach or seaside. If it parties on the shore, sets foot on the sand, munches on swimmers, wades into or comes out of the ocean, or makes you love or hate the deep, you can write about it. Endless summer surfing and wild bikinis, sharks and sea monsters, leis and lagoons, juvenile delinquents, musclebound hunks, music stars, tropical climes and treasure hunters, all are welcome. We’re gonna need a bigger boat.
For all the scoop, including the roster and sign-up form, click HERE.
Be there or be square, daddy-o!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Celebrate National Classic Movie Day on May 16th!

This Saturday marks the inaugural National Classic Movie Day, a new "holiday" created by classic film lovers.

To show their support at the Classic Film & TV Cafe, Rick and company are hosting the My Favorite Classic Movie Blogathon. Almost 60 bloggers (and still counting) will write about their favorite classic movies. You can view the complete schedule of participating bloggers and their selected films by clicking the link below:

Classic Film & TV Cafe My Favorite Classic Movie Blogathon

Friday, April 24, 2015

CMBA Spring Blogathon: The Fabulous Films of the 30s!

The Classic Movie Blog Association is proud to present The Fabulous Films of the 30s, running from April 27th to May 1st. Please tune into the blogs below on the dates listed to get the lowdown on many of the greatest movies of one of classic Hollywood's most glamorous decades!

April 27th

April 28th

April 29th

April 30th

May 1st
Thanks to all our participants for joining in! And if you want to jump the gun on reading some of the entries, we're proud to present The Fabulous Films of the 30s in eBook form, containing 19 of the above essays and available now! 

Here's what's inside: 
It's available for free at Smashwords and for $0.99 at Amazon! All proceeds are donated to film preservation.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Announcing the CMBA Spring Blogathon - The Fabulous Films of the 30s

Good news, everyone! The subject has been selected for the 2015 CMBA Spring Blogathon, open to all members: The Fabulous Films of the 30s.

This blogathon will celebrate the movies of the 1930s in grand CMBA style from April 27th to May 1st.

(If you're a member of CMBA and wish to participate, please email with your subject by March 31st.)

Here are the banners for the blogathon: