BNFilmfest calls for submissions

So, what’s in an acronym, anyway? I feel sometimes that the “C-U” in C-U Blogfidential and C-U Confidential may be hampering our reach because media creatives outside of our city limits – but within other city limits not too far away¬†– believe that it’s not also “for them.” If you read the C-U family regularly, including the C-U Confidential Telegraph, you would simply know better. One person that “gets it” wholeheartedly is John Fischer of the Bloomington Public Library, who is trusting that area movie makers outside of Bloomington-Normal will consider submitting their short film productions for inclusion in the festival that he coordinates.

Scheduled for Tuesday, May 13, and Wednesday, May 14, at the Normal Theater, the BNFilmfest has provided its citizens an annual outlet since 2003 to show off their projects to the hometown folks. Currently, the Filmfest reserves the first night as an all-ages show while the second night features “indie” material for the college students and grown-ups. Fischer wants to expand the scope of his programs by appealing to artists living … wait for it … within other city limits not too far away from his own twin cities. If you’re down with playing your mini-epic amidst the Redbird Nation in what is shaping up to be the only true “local film” event in downstate Illinois, then you can snag a submission form from the official Filmfest Web site. Entries are being accepted now through Friday, May 2.

~ Jason Pankoke

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