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Best Buy Sponsors Teen Filmmaker Competition

16 Mar, 2009 By: Billy Gil

Best Buy and nonprofit group Film Independent have announced the @15 Short Film Contest, asking aspiring filmmakers ages 13-18 to submit films at www.at15.com/film.

Fifteen finalists will be picked by a panel of judges, with the winner receiving a Best Buy gift card worth $1,500 and possibly being showcased in June at Best Buy’s headquarters in Minneapolis. Each of the other finalists will receive a $150 Best Buy gift card.

The contest is part of @15, a social change effort led by teenagers and underwritten by Best Buy.

“We are excited to provide teens an opportunity to express and nurture their aspiring artistic abilities,” said Paula Prahl, SVP, communications, public affairs, and corporate responsibility, Best Buy. “The @15 Short Film Contest continues Best Buy’s dedication to connecting teens with experiences that help shape their futures.”

Entries must be sent by April 15 and received by April 22. Finalists’ films will screened at www.at15.com/film from May 1 to May 15, while registered teen members of the @15 community will vote to pick the winner.

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