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Renaissance Theatre hosts International Youth Silent Film Festival

International Youth Silent Film Festival submissions sought by Feb. 15

 
PRLog - Feb. 8, 2013 - MANSFIELD, Ohio -- Mansfield, OH – The Renaissance Education Department is seeking submissions for the Midwest region of the International Youth Silent Film Festival slated for April 5-7. The top 45 films will be screened at the Renaissance Theatre during the festival. Submissions are still welcomed based on the following guidelines and incentives:

•   Submissions accepted from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Tennessee
•   Contestants must be 20 years old or younger
•   Deadline is Feb. 15
•   Films must be a three-minute silent move using a soundtrack in romance, comedy, slapstick, horror, mystery, action or science fiction
•   Entries are screened with live organ accompaniment
•   There is no entry fee
•   Only family-friendly films and no copyrighted material is accepted
•   Free expression is encouraged with regard to style/fashion (e.g. live action vs. animation, black and white vs. color, etc.)
•   Local jurors choose winners based on story, cinematography, editing and acting
•   Top 10 films will be submitted to celebrity judges to determine first ($1,000), second ($500) and third ($250) place winners
•   Top three will also be entered in the International Awards Ceremony in Portland, Oregon for more prize opportunities

"We challenge all young filmmakers, writers and visual artists to compete. Nothing beats the thrill of seeing your film on the big screen for a live audience," noted Jon "JP" Palanuk, president of the international festival.  Details and a list of past winners is found at www.makesilentfilm.com.

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