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4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


…because all it takes is ONE festival screening to change everything.

2014 BlackStar Film Festival Screenplay Competition
July 31 – August 3
Deadline: May 15

This year’s short screenplay competition gives the winner the unique opportunity to have the script produced by BlackStar and directed by a renown director [Terence Nance, “An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty”]. To determine the winner, the finalists will be read by a prestigious jury of film industry professionals. The winning script will receive the BlackStar festival “greenlight” and will be read live at the festival by professional actors.

Short film screenplays must be written by a person of African descent.

Website: http://blackstarfest.org/screenplay-competition14/
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Hot Links: Thursday, October 31st


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“Are you wearing this coat of desperation or are you wearing your passion on your sleeve?” Award-winning director Ava DuVernay’s #realtalk keynote at the recent Film Independent Find Forum is a must watch indeed. [Film Independent Youtube Channel]
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4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


…because all it takes is ONE festival screening to change everything.

Sidewalk Film Festival (August 23-25, 2013)

Birmingham, Alabama

Deadline: April 30

“The 15th annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, a celebration of new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham, is set to take place August 23-25, 2013. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.”

Accepts narrative & doc features, narrative & doc shorts, animations, short screenplays and shorts/features about Civil and Human Rights

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Guess The Right Oscar Winners And Win A Pass To Austin Film Fest


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AFF’s Oscar Prediction Contest

Deadline: February 24th at 7pm Eastern Time/ 4pm Pacific Time (the start of the Academy Awards® telecast)

“Try your luck at predicting the 85th Annual Academy Award® winners with AFF’s Oscar Prediction Contest! The top five entrants who most closely predict the winners of the categories below will each win one Film Pass to the 2013 Austin Film Festival. All contest entrants will be entered in a drawing to win a  Grand Prize of one Producers Badge for the 2013 Austin Film Festival! “

To fill out your ballot: http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/news/affoscarpredictioncontest/

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Summer Film School: Austin Film Fest’s “On Story” Season 2


Looking to brush up on your cinema skills this summer without breaking your budget? The 2nd Season of On Story, presented by The Austin Film Festival premieres this Saturday (May 26th) at 7:30pm on PBS. While the show is broadcast from the Austin PBS affiliate, you can watch it online HERE and AFF even includes a handy viewing guide for those viewers outside the Austin Area (click HERE).

About On Story

Austin Film Festival’s “On Story” is a half-hour series that gives you a behind the scenes look at the creative process of the country’s most beloved movies and TV shows. LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan says: “‘On Story’ is film school in a box, a lifetime’s worth of filmmaking knowledge squeezed into half hour packages.”

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