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Submissions needed for University of Lethbridge Film Festival

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 If you want to see the next Quentin Tarantino or Steven Spielberg, or if you think you are, then check out the third annual University of Brad Goruk and Luke Antosz, co-organizers of this years’ University of Lethbridge Film Festival. Photo by Richard AmeryLethbridge Film festival happening  in the University of Lethbridge Ballroom, March 31.

This festival is open to  all up and coming short film makers and submissions are still welcomed.
“The focus is on Southern Alberta,” said film maker and one of the organizers Brad Goruk.

“So we’re hoping we get a lot of submissions,” he continued adding a panel of judges will examine the films and give a grand cash prize, which is to be determined but will hopefully be $100.
“Anybody with short five minute animations or any short five minute film can apply,” added co-organizer Luke Antosz adding there is also a separate category  for longer, 15-20 minute films. Any genre, style or medium is welcome as long as it is a completed film, is in English or has English subtitles and meets Canadian guidelines, so no pornography will be accepted.

Antosz has his submission ready to go — a  black comedy about a “Kool Aid” addiction and the troubles involved with overcoming the “substance abuse” problem.
“There is a very strong, untapped  pool of  Alberta film makers here, so I’m very excited to see them,” Antosz continued.

“There’s a lot more people in Lethbridge making films, but where can they show their stuff,” Goruk pondered aloud, noting they will be accepting submissions up to March 24 for the festival.

“We’re hoping to make this event a very significant event for southern Alberta film makers,” he said, noting 300 people came to see the festival last year. He’d like to double that this year.

“We had a lot of first time film makers and it was  a great chance to introduce other film makers to each other,” he said.

“It will be an all around fun event. I’d really encourage people to come out and buy some food and have a night out at the movies,” Antosz said, adding the University of Lethbridge new media club is also involved with this festival.
 The festival takes place from 7-9 p.m., March 31. Admission is five dollars.

 People interested in submitting films should e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to get a registration form.  They can be mailed to 2709-6 Ave north, Lethbridge, T1H 0V4

 Films  can be  submitted  in .mov, .avi form or on DVD. Submissions  must be shorter than 20 minutes long and a completed film.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
A version of this story appears in the March 2011 edition of Bridge Magazine
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