Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Blue Water Film Festival

Lights! Camera! Action! At the Blue Water Film Festival

The first annual Blue Water Film Festival, featuring the talents of aspiring filmmakers of the region, will be presented in Port Huron this fall.

Promising to be an event unlike any other in Michigan, the Blue Water Film Festival will emphasize local filmmakers, screenwriters and actors of the region which includes Michigan and across the river into Sarnia.

The Thespis Group of Port Huron is organizing the dazzling event, scheduled for the weekend of October 9-10, 2009. The top entries will be shown at the McMorran Place Entertainment Complex 701 Mcmorran Blvd Port Huron, Michigan 48060, located in the heart of historic Port Huron. Entries for the Blue Water Film Festival may include long or short features, animation, documentaries, and experimental. Amateur filmmakers of all ages with a Michigan address are encouraged to submit their work. Submissions must be postmarked by August 31, 2009.

Judges from around the state will review the entries to determine the finalists. Those finalists will be awarded complimentary passes for all events, which include a Friday night prescreening party and Saturday's full slate of films. The winning film will be awarded $1,000 (US), second place earns $750 (US) and third place wins $250 (US). The Viewers Choice award winner pockets an additional $500 (US). Each finalist will also be prominently featured in the official Blue Water Film Festival program.

The first screening begins October 10 at 9:00 am. Films will be shown in their entirety over the course of the day culminating in the presentation of awards at the end of the evening.

Entry forms can be viewed and downloaded at the website of the Thespis Group.

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