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Millburn Film Fest Seeks Short Film Submissions

Millburn Film Fest 2016 Winning Films Credits: Education Foundation of Millburn Short Hills

MILLBURN, NJ - The 6th annual Millburn Film Festival is set to make a splash on the red carpet on April 21, 2017, at Millburn High School. Before the community can celebrate the young, creative talent in Millburn the call for submissions is open until February 27, 2017. 

Full-time students enrolled at Millburn High or Middle School are eligible to submit an original short film no shorter than 2 minutes and no longer than fifteen minutes in length. The films must meet G (General Audience) or PG (Parental Guidance) rating guidelines and be at least 90% original footage shot by the student between January 1, 2016, and the submission deadline, February 27, 2017. 

Not only are students going to write, produce, direct and act in their productions, but they are also strongly encouraged to tap into their musical side, or enlist their songwriting peers to create original soundtracks too. 

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Since its inception, Millburn Film Fest winning submissions and their creators have gone on to compete in larger short film competitions. In its inaugural year, "Look Up" produced by Jake Oleson and Amanda Prager was accepted into the Westport Youth Film Festival and the New Jersey Film Festival. Max Retik, a repeat competitor in the film fest ranks, had his work "Neverland" screened as an official selection in the FutureWave Shorts Program as a Best of NFFTY selection at the 41st Seattle International Film Festival. 

The Millburn Film Fest is presented by the Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills in an effort to showcase Millburn Middle and High School students’ original short films and display how our students can express a powerful message through the images, words, and music they blend into their short films. Check out http://millburnfilmfest.com/millburn-film-fest/ for submission link and guidelines. 

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