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This year’s Faces have been chosen

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by Katy McElroy

In November, the Cultural Arts Division announced the open call for its 2018 Faces of Austin short film competition, and now 13 finalists have been chosen from over 70 submissions. The 13 films will be screened as part of the South by Southwest Film Festival. They will also air periodically throughout the year on ATXN, the city of Austin’s television station. Four of the films have been chosen for extra consideration by this year’s celebrity judge, Macon Blair, a director and actor who lives here in Austin. He will choose one film to win the Judge’s Choice Award of $1,000. The semifinalists will receive $750, and the other nine directors will receive $500. Awards will be announced at the SXSW screening, which will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, at Austin Film Society Cinema, 6406 N. Interstate 35. The screening event is free and open to the public.

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