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For Immediate Release: May 16, 2011

5th Annual Alexandria Film Festival is Seeks Entries - Deadline for submissions is July 15

News Highlights:

  • Alexandria Film Festival to be held November 3 – 6, 2011
  • At least $1,000 in prize money to be awarded to the top films

More Information:

The 5th annual Alexandria Film Festival is soliciting entries from U.S. and international filmmakers.  At least three cash prizes will be awarded to top films at the Festival: Best of Show ($500), Jury Prize ($300) and Audience Award ($200).  All film genres are accepted in all categories including narrative, documentary, short, animated and experimental.  Deadlines for entries are: Early Bird -  May 31, 2011; Regular -June 30, 2011; Late - July 15, 2011. Regular fees are $35 for feature-length films and $25 for shorts.  Discounts are available for early entries.

The Alexandria Film Festival will again partner with Withoutabox, a subsidiary of IMDB.com, to accept film submissions. To submit films through Withoutabox and receive an entry fee discount, visit withoutabox.com/login/7816. Complete guidelines are posted on Withoutabox and on the film festival web site at AlexandriaFilm.org.

“Last year’s Festival attracted 141 film submissions from 17 countries,” said Pat Miller, Chair of the Alexandria Film Festival and the Alexandria Commission for the Arts.  “This year, as we celebrate our fifth anniversary and as we become better known among the filmmaking community, we expect to select from an even larger pool of exceptional films.”

The Alexandria Film Festival offers an enriching cinematic experience for filmmakers and film lovers by presenting high quality, new and rarely seen short and feature length films.  Its mission is to promote cinema as an important cultural and educational asset and market Alexandria as a dynamic venue for making, exhibiting, and experiencing cinematic art.  This year’s festival, November 3 – 6, will again take place at various venues throughout Alexandria such as the George Washington National Masonic Memorial, The Athenaeum, The Lyceum, Old Town Theater and AMC Hoffman Theatres.

The Alexandria Film Festival is sponsored by the Alexandria Commission for the Arts and the Office of the Arts, a division of the City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activitries.  For more information, entry forms and submission guidelines, visit AlexandriaFilm.org.

For additional questions, contact the Alexandria Commission for the Arts at 703.746.5588 or aca@alexandriava.gov.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Cheryl Anne Colton, Regional Program Director at 703.746.5565 (TTY 703.838.4902), or e-mail cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov.

 

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