Submissions Wanted: 18th Annual Shorttakes Student Film Festival

Feb 10, 2012

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UCLA's Campus Events Commission is hosting the 18th Annual Shorttakes Student Film Festival.  The event showcases short films made by students from all over the nation.  Students are welcome to submit films (live-action or animation/digital media) under 10 minutes long. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each requires its own submission fee. Early submission is due on April 2nd and is $15 per entry. Late submission is due on April 9th and is $20 per entry.

UCLA’s Campus Events Commission will select the top submissions to be sent to a judging panel made up of entertainment industry professionals. These judges will select the winners for "Best In Show", among other categories, and students have chances to win other awards as selected by the audience and Campus Events Commission. Some recent Shorttakes judges include: Andy Cohen (producer, It Takes Two, Top Design, and Project Runway), Catherine Hardwicke (director, Twilight and Thirteen), F.J. Pratt (writer, Frasier and Less Than Perfect), Nick Offerman (Actor, Parks and Recreation, Sin City andMen Who Stare at Goats), and Brendan O’Brien (writer/producer, The 40-Year Old Virgin), among many other industry figures. Prizes are TBD but will be substantial. Many past winners have gone on to work within the industry, such Shane Acker, the director of 9. The finalists’ films will be screened at our Shorttakes Festival Finale at UCLA on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012.

Students can find full details on festival and submission guidelines on our website: www.cecshorttakes.com. Any further festival-related questions can be sent to cecshorttakes.inquiries@gmail.com

Shanna Chau

(626) 274-2651

cecshorttakes.inquiries@gmail.com

UCLA Campus Events Commission