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Calling for 'Eastern Western' Films at Utah State University

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

call for entries poster for Fringe Film Festival

Calling all filmmakers, whether rookie or expert, for the Fringe Film Festival, presented by Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts, with $2,000 on hand for the grand prize winner.

A competition open to anyone who wants to make a film, the Fringe Film Festival has a unique set of rules and specific theme. All films must be created to follow the theme, different each year, and must be made in less than 30 days.

“The Fringe Film Festival is a chance for filmmakers and first timers to hit it big time,” said Madison Pope, organizer of the Fringe. “It’s a quick, challenging and fun competition that puts everyone on equal ground with the same theme, deadline and stipulations.”

The competition is open to everyone age 16 or older who would like to submit a film. Entries cannot be more than four minutes long, including credits, and must be submitted by noon, Monday, March 11, to the Chase Fine Arts Center Manager’s office, located inside the Tippetts Exhibit Hall. More information, rules and entry forms are available online.

“This year’s theme, ‘An Eastern Western,’ comes with its own conflict of interest,” said Pope. “Filmmakers must find a way to bring together two opposites through their own interpretation, resulting in a challenging and exciting competition.”

New this year, the Fringe Film Festival is joining with the Logan Film Festival to present one film festival, held March 21-23 at the Caine Lyric Theatre. An all access ticket to both the Fringe and the Logan Film Festival is available to adults for $15 and USU students with ID for $12.75. The Fringe will kick off the Logan Film Festival, with an opening reception at 5 p.m. and the Fringe at 6 p.m. For more information on the Logan Film Festival, visit its website.

The Fringe Film Festival will be held at the Caine Lyric Theatre, located at 28 W. Center Street, Logan, Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit the Caine College of the Arts Box Office, located in room 139-B in the Chase Fine Arts Center, call 435-797-8022 or go to the festival’s website

Related links:

Fringe Film Festival

USU Caine College of the Arts Production Services

USU Caine College of the Arts

Writer: Kara Rindlisbacher, 435-797-9203,

Contact: Madison Pope,

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