Future Filmmaker Festival accepting entries
Mar 16,2007 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

Contest is open to filmmakers ages 12-18; entry deadline is April 2

BEND, Oregon -- BendFilm and Wahoo Films have announced their Call For Entries for the third annual “Future Filmmakers Festival” to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at Summit High School.

All Oregon students ages 12-18 may submit their original film for consideration.  There is no entry fee to submit and the final entry deadline is April 2, 2007.  Programming emphasizes premiers and new works of videos under 10 minutes in categories including:

·         Narrative video (fictional short story)

·         Public Service Announcement (commercials under 1 minute)

·         Documentary/News stories (non-fiction story or school television news story)

·         Experimental video (includes animation, music videos, etc.)

Over $2,000 in prizes will be awarded, including a $500 grand prize for the Best in Show. 

In addition, Get Outta My Face is proud to sponsor the “72 Hour Shootout,” a weekend filmmaking challenge that will take place starting April 12.  Individuals or teams of students may shoot, edit and produce a one-minute film that is specific to a theme that will be released on April 12.  The top films from the 72 Hour Shootout will be featured at the Future Filmmakers Festival and will have a chance to win the $250 prize.

For more information on the Future Filmmakers Festival and the 72 Hour Shootout, please see www.bendfilm.org or email futurefilmmakers@yahoo.com