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Filmmaker Project underway

First Posted: 12:37 pm - January 15th, 2016

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY — The 2016 South Carolina Young Filmmakers Project, a statewide high school filmmaking contest, is now accepting entries.

Participants make a short film (30 seconds to two minutes) with any storyline or genre. Each entrant must be a high school student (grades 9-12) currently living in South Carolina.

All entries must have at least one three-second shot of South Carolina State Park signage in their film. This can be anything with the S.C. State Park logo or a State Park name.

All entries must shoot at least one scene at a South Carolina State Park. There are 47 State Parks from which to choose. All participants in the Young Filmmakers Contest will be granted free entry into any State Park.

Visit www.southcarolinaparks.com and click on “Park Finder” to see a listing of all parks and their locations.

The deadline for entries is Feb. 19. For complete rules and entry forms, visit www.indiegrants.org/youngfilmmakers. Send an email to sarah@indiegrants.org for more information.

Films will initially be judged by a panel of industry judges, with their combined scored determining the Top Ten finalists. The Top Ten finalists will then be posted on the contest’s YouTube channel and open for public voting for a two-week period.

Films will be judged on the strength of script and story; quality and production value; and editing and pace.

Each “like” will count as one vote and only those “likes” collected on entries uploaded by YFP on its official YouTube channel will count. Those scores will be combined with the original judges’ scores to determine the winners. The YouTube channel votes count as a “fourth” judge. It does not determine the winning project.

The South Carolina Young Filmmakers Project is a collaboration between the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism; Trident Technical College; and the South Carolina Film Commission.

Visit filmsc.com and indiegrants.org for more information.

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