If you're wondering if you have enough time to make a movie for the 2012 Statesboro Film Festival, the short answer is: yes. But you better start getting your script together and start filming.
The deadline to submit a film is 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. And everyone can watch your creation at the fourth annual festival, scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, April 19 at the Averitt Center in downtown Statesboro.
"I urge anyone with an itch to see what they can do with a camera to give it a shot," said James Healy, operations manager for the Statesboro Herald. "I know Georgia Southern students have a lot of creative ideas. Let's see it on film."
Some of the basic submission rules for the festival include, all films can be no longer than eight minutes, and there is a $15 submission charge. Also, entered films can not be shown on YouTube, Facebook or any other mass media site until after the April 19 festival.
All rules and information about the festival can be viewed at www.statesborofilmfestival.com – the festival's official Web site.
At the 2011 Festival, a film by Statesboro native and current Atlanta film student David Cone, "Death at the Doorstep," was named Best Film, while local director Neil Russell's "Dark Forest" won the People's Choice Award. to vengeful werewolves the 2012 Statesboro Film Festival was an exciting evening for short film lovers of all genres.
After all requirements are met, all the films will be viewable on the festival's website. A panel of three judges will review all films and narrow the field eligible to win the grand prize to no more than 20 films. The group of final films will then be put on the website and people can vote for their favorite film. The film with the most votes will be the grand prize winner.
Submissions soon will be accepted online and residents of all ages are encouraged to participate.