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George Lindsey UNA Film Festival Now Taking Submissions for 2012 Festival

Jun. 10, 2011

FLORENCE, Ala. – The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is now accepting entries for 2012. Entries may be submitted through

The Early Deadline for submissions is July 15. The Regular Deadline is set for August 15. The Late Deadline is September 15. An Extended Deadline is set for October 15. The cost of entry increases with each deadline.

The festival, in its 15th year, is scheduled for March 1-3, 2012.

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 George Lindsey. Lindsey’s own film career has 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, “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