From: Tucson Fringe [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2016 2:14 PM
Subject: Press Release: 3-minute film festival
3 Minutes of Film Festival
Now accepting submissions
Tucson Fringe and Strada Company are thrilled to announce the first annual 3-minute film festival. Why three minutes? Because new and emerging filmmakers often don't have the resources for longer pieces. The Fringe, as you might guess, is putting special emphasis on alternative storylines, new ideas, artful concepts, and imaginative flair. Whatever you've got – HD Video, pocket camera, smart phone – if you can shoot video on it, you can enter the Three Minute of Film Festival Festival.
Each selected film will receive the Official Selection logo, a public screening and a chance to win cash prizes. How much? Depends on the number of entries and the attendance of the screening. The Tucson Fringe Festival is an unjuried and uncurated performance festival, so the Film Festival will accept as many short films as seems reasonable and prudent. You don't have to be reasonable and prudent, though. This Festival is open to filmmakers across the world but Strada Company and the Tucson Fringe plan to reserve a portion of spots for southern Arizona filmmakers.
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Audience Award, Best Narrative Film, Best Art Film, Best Writing, Best Director
Entry Fee: $10
Entry Deadline: October 1, 2016
The public screening will occur in the late fall at a TBD downtown location in Tucson. This location is determined by attendance and amount of accepted entries.