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Film Festival deadline is April 11
Best Film winner gets big screen TV
Film Festival logo 2014 Web

You know you've got that award-winning film in you, but you just need a little more time.

Well, a little less than two weeks is all you have left to create your work for the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival. The final deadline for submitting a film is 5 p.m. Friday, April 11. That gives you eight days to put together or finish production of a film that could earn you recognition as the Best Film winner.

And the Best Film at the 2014 Festival will earn the director a 42-inch HD television, as well.

The Statesboro Herald and the Averitt Center for the Arts are teaming up again for the sixth annual festival to find and honor the best locally made films. It is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at the Averitt Center in downtown Statesboro.

Also, voting for your favorite film will begin shortly after the deadline. All approved films will be available at to view and vote on. People can vote up to 10 times per day from a single URL address.
Voting will begin April 12 and be open through midnight April 16.

Vote totals will not be shown, so the winner can be revealed on the evening of the film festival.
Like the past five years, the festival offers everyone a chance to do what Hollywood does - make your own film.

Event coordinator Matt Bankhead, video producer for and the lead producer for the daily Studio Statesboro vodcast and the Statesboro Herald Report, encourages aspiring filmmakers to go ahead and finish that film.

"We received several of our best films the last few days before deadline in the past years," he said.

Some of the basic submission rules for the festival include: all films can be no longer than eight minutes, there is an $18 submission charge and, again, the deadline to submit a film is 5 p.m. Friday, April 11.

All rules and information about the festival can be viewed at - the festival's official website.

The winning film and other submitted films will be shown at the 2014 Statesboro Film Festival on April 17. More than 200 people attended the festival in each of the past five years.

Light refreshments will be served at the reception and Millhouse Steakhouse will cater the intermission.

Tickets for the film festival are $5 and can be purchased at the Averitt Center box office, the Statesboro Herald office or by calling (912) 212-2787.

The 2014 Statesboro Film Festival is sponsored by the Statesboro Herald, the Averitt Center for the Arts, Millhouse Steakhouse, Gailey Trophy and Connect Statesboro.


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