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Entry deadline extended until 5 p.m. Monday
Grand prize is 42 TV; event to be held April 15 at Averitt
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    You know you've got that award-winning film in you, but you just need a little more time.
    So, the organizers of the 2010 Statesboro Film Festival have decided to extend the deadline for submitting a film from 5 p.m. Thursday to, 5 p.m. Monday, April 5. That gives you four more days to put together a film that could win you a 42”-LCD television from Farmers Furniture. The grand prize winner will take home the TV.
    The Statesboro Herald and the Averitt Center for the Arts are teaming up again for the second annual festival to find and honor the best locally-made films. It is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, April 15 at the Averitt Center in downtown Statesboro.
    Like last year, the festival offers everyone a chance to do what Hollywood does — make your own film.
    Event coordinator Matt Bankhead, video producer for statesboroherald.com and the lead producer for the daily Studio Statesboro vodcast, encouraged aspiring filmmakers to take advantage of the extension.
    “We extended the deadline last year and received several of our best films,” he said.
    Some of the basic submission rules for the festival include, all films can be no longer than eight minutes, there is a $15 submission charge and, again, the deadline to submit a film is now 5 p.m. Monday, April 5.
    Also, entered films are required not to be shown on YouTube, Facebook or any other mass media site until after they are viewed at the April 15 festival.
    All rules and information about the festival can be viewed at www.statesborofilmfestival.com - the festival's official Web site.
    After all requirements are met, all the films will be viewable on the festival's Web site. The group of final films will then be put on the Web site and people can vote for their favorite film. The film with the most votes will be the grand prize winner - a 42”-LCD TV.
    The winning film and lots of other submitted videos will be shown at the 2010 Statesboro Film Festival inside the Averitt Center on April 15. More than 200 people attended last year's festival.