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FOR THE KIDS: Asheville-based cinematographer Brad Hoover, seen here working with local filmmaker Kira Bursky, will be one of the judges for the inaugural WNC Teen Film Festival. Submissions are being accepted through Feb. 1. Photo courtesy of Hoover

Submissions are currently being accepted for the inaugural WNC Teen Film Festival. All applicants must be at least 13 years old and currently enrolled in a high school or middle school program, including homeschool programs, at the time of completion of the submitted project. Asheville filmmakers Paul Bonesteel (America’s First Forest) and Katie Damien (My Toxic Backyard) and Asheville School of Film executive director and noted cinematographer Brad Hoover will judge the competition.¬†Cash prizes will be given to the winning filmmakers at an awards ceremony in April.

The submission categories are Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy and Music Video. Middle school students will compete in their own all-genre category. Film length should be no longer than 3, 5 or 7 minutes, depending on the category. The submission fee is $10, and the deadline is Feb. 1. Full guidelines are available online. wncteenfilmfest.com

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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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