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Last call for Statesboro Film Festival entries
Deadline to enter film is March 25
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     Last call!
     For films, that is. Wednesday is the deadline to enter your short film in the 2009 Statesboro Film Festival.
     The Statesboro Herald and the Averitt Center for the Arts have organized the local film festival to find and honor the best locally-made films. The festival is scheduled for Thursday, April 16 at the Averitt Center in downtown Statesboro.
     The project is being coordinated by Matt Bankhead, a video producer for statesboro and the lead producer for the daily Studio Statesboro vodcast show.
     With the deadline only three days away, the message is clear: the Statesboro Film Festival wants your films.
     "It doesn't matter if you want to be the next Spielberg or you just like to play around with a video camera, we want your film," said Jim Healy, executive editor of the Statesboro Herald. "I know we have some talented students at Georgia Southern, OTC and in the community. And I'm sure a lot of talented non-students, as well. It'll be a lot of fun."
     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 the deadline to submit a film is 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. Also, no films can be shown on YouTube, Facebook or other mass media site until after the April 16 festival.
     All rules and information about the festival can be viewed at – the festival's official Web site.
     A panel of three judges will review all films and narrow the field eligible to win the grand prize of a big screen television. 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.
      The winning film and lots of other submitted videos will be shown at the 2009 Statesboro Film Festival inside the Averitt Center on April 16.
      Submissions can be accepted online and residents of all ages are encouraged to participate.
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