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The 48th Marblehead Festival of Arts’ Summer Film Festival Announces Call for Entries

Posted by Christina Jedra  February 15, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Marblehead Festival of Arts: 

The Preview Event of the Marblehead Festival of Arts this year will be the expanded Summer Film Festival. On Wednesday, July 3 at dusk, the event will take place outdoors in scenic Crocker Park overlooking Marblehead Harbor. 
 
The Film Festival Committee is now seeking innovative short film/video entries in all categories: narrative, documentary, animation, experimental and dance/performance. Films should be 20 minutes or less and give viewers a taste of work that is not being shown at the local multiplex. Prizes will be awarded in several categories.
 
The entry fee for adults is $25 and may include more than one film. There is no entry fee for students in grades 12 and under. Local and regional filmmakers, both professional and aspiring, are encouraged to submit their work. The deadline is May 3.
 
The Film Festival introduces this year’s Marblehead Festival of Arts, set for July 4-7 at venues all over town. There are activities for all ages in many genres in this art-packed event. Film Festival chairman Mike Evers commented, “Many communities have arts festivals, but not many incorporate film as an integral part of those festivities. This year, we plan to introduce film workshops during the three-day Festival.” Additionally, selected films may be chosen to be screened at the Winter Film Festival in February 2014.

Evers encourages filmmakers to send a DVD copy of their film, a completed entry form, entry fee payable to the Marblehead Festival of Arts and brief resume by May 3, 2013 to: MFoA Film Festival, Marblehead Festival of Arts, P.O. Box 331, Marblehead, MA 01945.

Entry forms are online at: www.MarbleheadFestival.org/filmfestival. For questions, please contact film@MarbleheadFestival.org. For Festival of Arts information, visit www.MarbleheadFestival.org.

About Marblehead Festival of Arts (MFoA)
Founded in 1962, the Marblehead Festival of Arts has a rich history of producing a premier summer arts festival that has become a unique forum for artistic expression. Traditionally held each year over the July 4th holiday, the Marblehead Festival of Arts hosts a wide range of art exhibits (painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and other media) outdoor music concerts overlooking Marblehead Harbor, Writers’ World, Street Festival, Artisans’ Marketplace and many other cultural activities designed to provide a fun and enriching experience for the entire family.
 
The Marblehead Festival of Arts is an all-volunteer organization comprised of more than 40 committees and involving several hundred volunteers. It operates year-round and relies solely on donations to fund its operations. Individuals, families and businesses may become Festival Sponsors by making a tax-deductible contribution. For additional information on MFoA, a calendar of events, volunteer opportunities and sponsorship, please visit www.MarbleheadFestival.org.

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