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2011 Flyway Film Festival

old-school-film-cameraAnd...action!
These are the words you'll hear from a movie director to alert the production crew and actors to start a scene for filming.

If you have a video or film you think is of exceptional quality, send in your creation to the Filmway Film Festival for a chance to have your work publicly shown at this annual event held in Wisconsin, USA.

Contest categories
According to the contest sponsors there are nine different categories video submissions:

* Narrative Feature (over 60 minutes)
* Narrative Short (under 60 minutes)
* Documentary Feature (over 60 minutes)
* Documentary Short (under 60 minutes)
* Children's Feature (over 60 minutes)
* Children's Short (under 60 minutes)
* Animation (any length)
* Student Film (any length)
* Wisconsin/Minnesota Showcase (any length)

Winning entries will be shown during the film festival from October 20-23, 2011.

Submission guidelines
old-movie-set* All videos must have been produced and completed after ....December 31, 2008
* The postmark deadline for submissions is July 31, 2011
* Videos must be in NTSC format (region 0 or 1)
* If you wish to have your video returned, include a ....self-addressed prepaid mailer
* Contact the jury or festival director if your entry is a work in ....progress or rough cut for possible consideration

What to submit
Send in two screeners (copies) of your work on DVD. A completed entry form must accompany your contest submission.

Include one information disc with hi-res and lo-res images, graphics, and publicity stills of your video for use by the film festival for advertising. This information will be used if your entry is selected for the Flyaway event.

Although not required, a press kit may also be part of your submission package.

Send all entries to this postal address:

Flyway Film Festival
PO Box 3 Pepin, WI 54759
USA

old-movie-sceneOther information and contest links
The deadline for this contest is July 31, 2011. If you have any questions about this event send your queries to: info [at] flywayfilmfestival.org (please replace [at] with @).

This event is free to enter. For important contest information follow these links:

* Official website
* Complete Rules and entry form (PDF document)

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