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Willamette University Seeks Film and Video Entries

Peter Jackson and Morgan Spurlock had to start somewhere. For many future film and video directors, the April 13 StirFry Student Film Festival at Willamette University might offer that start. Organizers are calling for entries.

StirFry coordinators Andrea Wallace, assistant professor of art at Willamette, and Sean Fennell, director and filmmaker, created the festival to create a forum for educating audiences and showcasing student filmmakers. They are calling for short films and videos made by undergraduates in the United States and Canada. The juried event welcomes all styles and subjects. Films have a 30-minute limit and entries created prior to Jan. 1, 2003, are not eligible for screening. Submission deadline is March 1. There is no entry fee and students will be notified of acceptance via email by March 30.

Accepted formats include: dvd, vhs, svhs and mini dv. Please include name, email, university, title, year of completion, and video statement with submission. For immediate acknowledgement of our receipt of your submission, include a self-addressed, stamped postcard (optional). All submissions will become part of the Willamette private video library. Please don't send entries in fiber-filled envelopes as they damage your tape and our equipment. Send to: Sean Fennell, Willamette University, 900 State St, D134, Salem, OR 97301 or sfennell@willamette.edu.

01-24-2005