Wanted: five-minute films

Do you have what it takes to make a movie? Who’s five-minute film will make the cut and win an award the annual Quack Attack Film Festival?

“The Lone Star College-CyFair Video Production Club is hosting our annual film festival as a way to give back to the community,” said David Potts, TV/Motion Graphics professor. “In addition, the festival gives future film makers of America a chance to participate, compete and win a trophy. So write your script, find your crew, and start shooting.” 

Five-minute film submissions will be accepted monthly through Jan. 26, 2009. Competition categories include: Drama, Comedy, Public Service Announcements, Action, Documentary, Commercial/Advertising, Horror, Science Fiction, Romance, Animation, News Packages and Music Video. Each film will be judged on the basis of: Creativeness, Sound, Cinematography and Special Effects.

The film festival will be a night of fun and imagination, said Potts. The festival is open to everyone, however, a jury of entertainment industry professionals will actually choose the winners. Film makers are competing in each category for the Golden Duck Award and VIP Passes to the LSC-CyFair Awards Banquet with second-place receiving a Silver Duck Certificate.

The Quack Attack Film Festival will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 27, 2009 in the Conference Center, located on the Barker Cypress campus at 9191 Barker Cypress.

For competition rules, guidelines, entry form and information go to cyfair.lonestar.edu/video.