The Newport Beach Film Festival is proud to announce Call for Entries (including animated entries) for its 2008 Youth Film Showcase presented by Volcom. The full press release follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2008 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES CALL FOR TEEN FILM ENTRIES
Volcom Embraces Creativity of Young Filmmakers with Sponsorship of Youth Film Event
Newport Beach, Calif. â€“ The Newport Beach Film Festival is proud to announce Call for Entries for its 2008 Youth Film Showcase presented by Volcom. The Festival is currently accepting film submissions from student filmmakers for its annual spring youth cinema event. The free event will spotlight films produced by filmmakers 18 years-old and younger. Through the exhibition of youth created media, the event will provide young people a forum for creativity and freedom of expression.
For the fourth year in a row the event will be sponsored by Volcom, one of Orange Countyâ€™s hottest action sports brands and maker of cutting edge snow, surf, and skateboard wear and videos. As presenters of the showcase, Volcom will present filmmaker cash awards recognizing artistic excellence in filmmaking. “The Youth Film Showcase is an exciting and important part of the Festival and we are proud to be involved in it,â€ stated Volcomâ€™s President and CEO Richard Woolcott.
The competition is open to U.S. and international filmmakers 18 years and younger. Filmmakers can submit live action or animated short films of all genres, including drama, romance, comedy, documentary, action sports, experimental, musical and science fiction. Individual filmmakers, film groups or school classes may enter their films. Filmmakers can submit through www.withoutabox.com or by downloading an entry form on the Festivalâ€™s web site. Deadline for entries is January 25, 2008. Visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com for information.
Films will screen at the Regency Lido Theater and at Edwards Island Cinema in Fashion Island in Newport Beach. The event will feature Volcom Awards ceremony, a question and answer session with student filmmakers and a Volcom post-screening celebration. The 2008 Newport Beach Film Festival will run April 24th through May 1st, 2008 and will spotlight over 350 films from over 35 countries.