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Time to prepare (a film about) a face

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by Katy McElroy

Faces of Austin, brought to us by the city’s Cultural Arts Division, is seeking short film submissions for its 2018 program, which “showcases shorts by local filmmakers that reflect the diverse faces, voices, and experiences of our City,” according to a city press release. A selection panel will judge submissions based on a list of criteria; in addition to meeting the criteria, films must be “of a high quality” to be chosen. Selections will get a screening during the Community Programming portion of the South by Southwest Film Festival, be played on the city’s public access channel and the city website, and receive a cash honorarium. What’s more, a celebrity guest judge will choose one film from the selection panel’s top five to receive a Judge’s Choice Award. Submissions are due by Friday, Jan. 12, at 5 p.m. View the Faces of Austin page for more information (and to view past selections) here.

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