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01/17/08 - Longview, Texas

LeTourneau University Holding Film Festival; Submissions From Public Welcome

LeTourneau University's 8th annual Film Festival will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, in the S. E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Films are limited to no longer than 15 minutes each. They will include comedy, drama, documentary and some fun mock advertisements.

"Something new we are doing this year is opening up the film festival to the public to enter short films and win prizes," said James Christophersen, YellowJacket Activities Council Fine Arts Coordinator.  "The films may not contain anything that is considered PG-13 or R rated, but they can, and we encourage them, to include serious subject matter." 

Anyone is eligible to enter their short film for an entry fee of $25 per film.  Cash prizes range from $200 for categories including Best Screenplay, Best Acting, Best Film Editing and Audience Choice to $400 for Best Picture. Deadline for entering is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 in the Student Activities Office on the LeTourneau University campus.

"Filmmakers may not break any laws while they are making their films, or the films will be immediately disqualified," Christophersen said.  "We won't show any films that condone or glamorize illegal or immoral activities, specifically, but not limited to, smoking, drinking, excessive violence or sexually suggestive content.  All entries will be submitted with the understanding that entries will be used as the university chooses."

"The films may be burned to a DVD in either .MOV or .AVI format, but not as a DVD," Christophersen said.

For a complete list of rules and to obtain an entry form, interested amateur filmmakers send an e-mail to yac@letu.edu or call LETU Director of Student Activities Sandra Loeppky at (903) 233-4424.

Posted by Cathryn Khalil, kltv.com.

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