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Film festival sets high school director contest

Friday - 4/5/2013, 3:56am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- For the second consecutive year, the Virginia Film Festival will conduct a filmmaking contest for high school students.

It's called the "ACTION! High School Director Competition." The contest is open to rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders from throughout the state. It offers a top prize of $1,000 and two runner-up prizes of $500, and all three winning films will be shown at the Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville in early November.

Entries are due by Aug. 19.

Tim Schauer of Albemarle High School won the contest last year for his film "Production Values."


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