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Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

ASPEN, Colo. – Aspen Film and Plum TV announce a call for entries for the sixth annual Local Filmmakers Showcase, a kickoff to Aspen Shortsfest in early April.This is the second year Aspen Film and Plum TV is working together to present the event on April 1 at the Wheeler Opera House. With cash prizes, a free community screening and TV exposure, this season’s juried competition offers local filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their cinematic chops and a chance to win a Plum TV production package.To submit a film, visit http://www.aspenfilm.org for complete guidelines and an official entry form. For more information or questions, call Aspen Film at 925-6882 ext. 102.By combining forces, Aspen Film and Plum TV provide a unique platform for celebrating and stimulating local big-screen talent in comedy, drama, action, documentary and animation. Open to all ages and abilities, the only limits to the creativity are running time and residency. Films must be 10 minutes or less, including credits, and filmmakers must be current local residents of Pitkin, Eagle or Garfield counties. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 9. Finalists will be selected for a special public presentation at the Wheeler Opera House on April 1, prior to the 16th annual Aspen Shortsfest (April 38). Winners will be announced at this year’s suspense-filled presentation.”Best of Category” prizes will be awarded for the best Documentary, Fiction, Outdoor/Action Sports and Student Film. The “Best Overall Film” will receive a cash prize, as well as a production package to be used toward the winner’s next short film (which must have a mountain theme) to premiere on Plum TV.Helping filmmakers source appropriate tunes for their works, Plum TV is making their own music library available. (Any movie screened on the Plum TV network must have approved music or written permission for copyrighted material.) Contestants are welcome to browse the library and choose the music of their liking. Call 925-9579 to make an appointment.One of Colorado’s most active media arts organizations, Aspen Film presents festivals, film series and youth education programs year-round. For more information on Aspen Film and its programs, contact 925-6882 or visit http://www.aspenfilm.org.


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