Illinois short film competition open for entries

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Film Office is inviting filmmakers to enter this year’s Shortcuts competition for short films. The winning film will be screened during the Chicago International Film Festival in the fall.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Film Office is inviting filmmakers to enter this year’s Shortcuts competition for short films. The winning film will be screened during the Chicago International Film Festival in the fall.

The competition, which is in its fifth year, is designed to boost growth in Illinois’ film industry.

Entrants must be Illinois residents older than 18, or students older than 18 attending Illinois colleges and universities.

Participants may use film, video, graphics and/or animation. Fictional stories, documentaries and free-form visual expression of ideas are welcome. Running time for submissions must be 15 minutes or less.

A panel of film industry professionals will judge the entries. Submissions will be accepted through Aug. 31st.

Online: http://www.illinoisfilm.biz

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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