This motion picture was awarded Best Documentary Feature Film by the Rome Movie Awards, Best Editing by the Cannes World Film Festival, and the Award of Prestige for Best Editing from the San Diego Movie Awards. It was awarded an official selection or finalist for the Marina del Rey Film Festival, the Las Vegas Movie Awards, the London International Monthly Film Festival, the LA Indies, and the Chicago Indie Film Awards.
In 2011 artist Christian Marclay introduced his monumental and some say, mesmerizing work, The Clock, a 24-hour film that included short motion picture clips of clocks and watches. Clocks and watches. For 24 hours:
Inspired by Marclay’s effort, The Calendar is a two-hour film composed of clips from movies, television programs, and YouTube videos in which characters, participants, textual overlays, or dated objects reveal each day and month for an entire year. From amateur Vlogs to professional cinematic releases, The Calendar is a unique collection of memorable, personal, and trivial moments.
This piece is a commentary on the history and impact of film, television, and social media on popular culture, a demonstration of the concept of fair use as a transformative work of art, a representative of narrative structure and the importance of time in telling stories initially expressed in the editing innovations of Edwin Porter and exploited by the films of dada artists, and as a demonstration of the positive power of obsession as it relates to creative motivation.