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University of North Alabama
Office of University Relations

William M. Jarnigan, Director
Tel: 256-765-4225
Fax: 256-765-4812

December 10, 1999

For release: Immediately

FLORENCE, Ala. - The deadline for entries to the 2000 George Lindsey/University of North Alabama Television and Film Festival competition has been extended to January 10, 2000.

The festival, coordinated by Bobbie Hurt and Lisa Darnell and run by the UNA Department of Communications and Theatre and the UNA Office of University Relations, features professional and student national competitions in various forms of film and video. The festival will include workshops, screenings of the entries and an awards gala.

The deadline for entries has been extended to January 10 to allow entrants, particularly students, finish editing for 1999 projects in time for the competition.

Entry categories are divided into professional and student divisions. The categories will accept entries completed during 1998 and 1999 for the following: full length narratives, short narratives, short documentaries, music videos and concert videos. An entry fee of $50 for professionals and $25 for students is charged for each submission, Darnell said.

"The film and video competition is a vital aspect of the George Lindsey/UNA Television and Film Festival. A judging committee will select the best works submitted for screening during the festival. The final winners will be chosen from separate professional and student categories," said Hurt.

All entries must be postmarked by January 10, 2000. The Golden Lion Awards and Certificates of Merit will be presented in each category at a Saturday night awards ceremony on April 29, 2000. The festival begins April 27.

For more information or to receive an application form, call (256) 765-4247 or (256) 765-4225.