December 13, 2009
09-219

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Film Festival Entries due Jan. 1

VALDOSTA -- Individuals wishing to enter a short film into the annual Causes Film Festival must submit by Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.

Members of VSU and the local community are invited to enter Valdosta's mini film festival. Each 90-second documentary must highlight a cause -- such as homelessness, education, racism or women's issues -- with a Valdosta focus.

Last year, Kelly Murray created a compelling documentary regarding the unnecessary waste created by bottled water. View her short film at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyTT662A0sI .

Participants are encouraged to be thoughtful and creative, while using powerful visuals to explain their causes. The most passionate directors will receive cash prizes. Organizers will upload approved submissions to YouTube for viewing during the 7 p.m. opening night celebration on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at VSU.

There is no cost to enter. Submissions can be delivered in person to the University Center, room 1130, or e-mailed to event organizers Andrea Zvikas at aazvikas@valdosta.edu or Dr. Matthew Richard at mjrichar@valdosta.edu. View a promotional video about the event at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-uDp15QJX4 or visit the Causes Facebook group for more information.