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Movie Gallery Launches Student Film Competition

29 Jan, 2002 By: Jessica Wolf

Movie Gallery, the country's third largest video retail chain based in Dothan, Ala., announced today the formation of the Movie Gallery Student Video Competition.

The goal is to "foster and identify a wide range of creative talent on an international level," Movie Gallery president Joe Malugen stated. "This is a natural for us. For every movie that we carry in our 1,420 stores, there is a director that started out making home movies with a gleam in his or her eye."

A Movie Gallery endowment to Auburn University will help fund the university's independent film competition. Submissions are due by March 1 and judging will be held at the school's Jay Sanders Film Festival in April.

High school and college filmmakers may enter for the chance to win cash prizes up to $1,000 and get the opportunity to show their films to a theater audience.

Movie Gallery stores and schools across North America will promote the .competition.

Young filmmakers must submit entries no later than March 1 in one of five categories: animation, documentary, abstract/experimental, short narrative, and political/social satire.

For more information, visit Auburn University's Web site at auburn.edu/student_info/film/entry.html.

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