GEORGE LINDSEY UNA FILM FESTIVAL ISSUES CALL FOR ENTRIES
July 11, 2008
By Eric Hanback
UNA Student Writer
FLORENCE, Ala. — The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival has issued its official call for entries for 2009.
The Lindsey festival is a university-based showcase of student, faculty and professional works by local, state, national and international filmmakers.
The 12th annual festival will take place March 5-8, with screenings, workshops, panel discussions, parties, receptions and other film-oriented events taking place on the UNA campus and other locations throughout the Shoals area.
The festival – founded by UNA alumnus George Lindsey, best known for his work on television’s classic sitcom “The Andy Griffith Show” – awards cash prizes to Golden Lion Award winners in each competitive category.
A grand prize of $3,000 is awarded to the student, faculty or professional film named Best of Show. A $2,000 cash award is presented to the winner of the Clyde “Sappo” Black Sweet Home Alabama Award, honoring the Best of State entry filmed anywhere in Alabama.
The deadline for submissions is Sept. 1, with standard entry fees of $20 and student entry fees at $10.
A late deadline is set for Nov. 1, with $30 standard entries and $20 for students, and an extended deadline is set for Dec. 1, with $35 standard entry fees and $25 for students.
Previous guests for the festival range from Academy Award-winning actors Billy Bob Thornton and Ernest Borgnine, Oscar-nominated actress Diane Ladd, and Sling Blade stars Lucas Black and Natalie Canerday to Emmy Award-winning Seinfeld and NewsRadio writer Tom Cherones, Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer makeup-effects creator Robert Hall, and recording-industry figures Mike Curb and Ray Stevens.
For more information, contact Cynthia Burkhead at 765-4790, visit www.lindseyfilmfest.com or www.myspace.com/georgelindseyunafilmfest or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.