Wyoming Short Film Contest Open

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Courtesy of the Wyoming Department of Tourism

The Wyoming Film office is seeking submissions for the 7th annual Wyoming Short Film Contest. A $25,000 prize will be awarded to the winning entry with a storyline that takes place in Wyoming, features Wyoming, or presents the state as a major character. Film makers can submit their videos online at www.wyomingshortfilmcontest.com. The deadline for submissions is April 4, 2014.

"We wanted to give something back to the filmmaking community in Wyoming," Film Office representative Colin Stricklin said. "A lot of our energy is spent working to attract major studio production, but independent films are the backbone of our industry. This contest was designed to encourage and support those people, and for one lucky Grand Prize winner each year, to help jumpstart a career."

The contest will begin with a public vote/juror round, narrowing the field down to ten finalists. From there, a judging panel made up of film production, visual arts, and industry representatives will select the winner based on criteria including cinematography, screenplay, acting, sound design, editing and overall production value.

The Grand Prize Winner will be announced May 2, 2014. For more information visit www.filmwyoming.com


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