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George Lindsey Una Film Festival Now Taking Submissions For 2013

Aug. 10, 2012

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is now accepting entries for 2013. Entries may be submitted through Withoutabox.com. The early deadline for submissions is Sept. 1. The regular deadline is set for Oct. 1. The late deadline is Nov. 1. The extended WithoutABox deadline is set for Dec. 1. The cost of entry increases with each deadline. The festival, in its 16th year, is scheduled for Feb. 28-March 2. Festival prizes include $500 for the winner in each category, as well as a $2,000 prize to the winner of the Clyde "Sappo" Black Sweet Home Alabama Award, honoring the Best of State entry filmed in Alabama. Special jury honors will also be awarded for Best of Show, Best Story, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Editing, Best Sound Design, Best Score and Audience Choice. The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is one of the few film festivals hosted by a university. The event was founded in 1998 by UNA alumnus and celebrated actor and entertainer, the late George Lindsey. Lindsey's own film career included several important roles, including the character Goober Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show." Previous guests to the festival include Oscar winners Billy Bob Thornton and Ernest Borgnine, Michael Rooker of "The Walking Dead, "Back to the Future" Writer/Producer Bob Gale as well as cast members James Tolkan and Claudia Wells, "Million Dollar Man" Lee Majors and veteran actor Rance Howard, among others. For more information on the 2012 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, contact Cynthia Burkhead at 256-765-4790 or e-mail lindseyfilmfest@una.edu.