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Call for Entries EXTENDED for Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest, and eligibility widened to include neighboring towns of Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Mart

New Deadline is Sunday March 18, Live Screening and Awards April 15
Orinda, CA— Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC) will now host their 3rd Annual ShortDocs Film Fest at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center on April 15th at 3pm. Originally scheduled for February 11th this year, this documentary film festival provides local filmmakers an opportunity to create new work as well as showcase it at a community screening.


The extended deadline for Entries for the Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest is now March 18th. The competition was previously open only to anyone five years of age or older who lives, works or attends school in Orinda, Lafayette or Moraga. This year, eligibility has been widened to include neighboring cities of Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, and Concord. Film submissions will be judged in one of four categories: elementary school, middle school, high school, and adult. One student made film will also be selected as an Audience Favorite.
“We’ve decided to postpone this year’s festival due to lack of submissions by the original deadline. Originally, we had expected there to be enough novice and intermediate filmmakers in Lamorinda to sustain the festival annually, but we have learned that even the most successful filmmakers do not necessarily enter every year,” says LAC Managing Director and Festival Producer, Meredith
Friedman. “That, combined with an unusually hard cold and flu season this year, we just didn’t see the submissions roll in by the deadline. By postponing this year’s festival by 2 months and expanding the geographical area of eligibility, we hope to bring this year’s festival to a whole new level.”


The April 15th community screening will feature selected films and accompanying award presentations. To learn more about the Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest competition and to enter go to http://www.lamorindaarts.org/shortdocs.
About the Lamorinda Arts Council Founded in 1950 as the Orinda Arts Council, the now Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been igniting and sustaining artistic expression and appreciation
in the visual, performing and literary arts for people of all ages in our community for over sixty five years. Notable LAC events and programs include Lamorinda Idol, the High School Visual Arts Competition, Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest, Art in Public Places, and Orinda Library Art Gallery exhibits. For more information on LAC, please visit www.lamorindaarts.org.
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