Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Chicago area film festival

From a press release:

Action! The Future Filmmakers Festival is calling on talented young filmmakers nationwide to submit their original films for a chance to be recognized by industry professionals and fellow peers. Prizes will total $1,200. The entry deadline has been extended to Feb. 28, 2006 to identify the best, brightest and innovative in youth filmmaking.

“Designed to celebrate exploration, style and personal expression, the Future Filmmakers Festival is calling on today's youth to share their talents," said Naomi Walker, festival director. "We've had a great response to date from entrants around the country. By extending the deadline, we are able to accommodate those who haven't yet completed their work and are still exploring the endless possibilities of filmmaking."

The Future Filmmakers Festival, which is presented by Cinema/Chicago, the producers of the Chicago International Film Festival, is seeking submissions for films and videos of any genre from filmmakers who are 20 years old or younger. In addition to the general public, filmmakers accepted into the festival will be invited to attend a three-day festival at The Film Row Cinema on the Columbia College Campus of Chicago, Ill. At the festival, filmmakers will watch their film with an audience as well as attend exciting workshops, meet film industry professionals, and network with young filmmakers from all over the country. The festival will award over $1,000 in prize money along with multiple non-cash prizes to films screened at the festival.

More information, including general guidelines and submission forms can be found online at The postmark deadline for entering the Festival is Feb. 28, 2006. The festival will take place June 16 through June 18, 2006.

Sponsors for the 2006 Festival include founding sponsor, Chicago Classroom Television (CCTV) and Columbia College Chicago.

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