The IU Department of Communication and Culture’s Iris Film and Video Festival is accepting film submissions for its sixth annual showcase, held Jan. 28 at the IU Cinema.
The festival is seeking films
seven minutes or shorter of all genres by independent filmmakers and
students. VHS or DVD entries, as well as the $5 enrollment fee, must be
received by 4 p.m. on Jan. 20.
Entries can be mailed or
delivered to the Iris Film Festival mailbox in room 270 of the Classroom
Office Building. A panel of filmmakers, media professors and media
graduate students will judge the entries. Prizes will be awarded for
Best Narrative, Best Documentary and Best Experimental Film. An Audience
Favorite will also be named.
The Brian Friedman award, which
honors the best film made in a Department of Communication and Culture
class, is also given. The award is named after a film student whose life
was cut short in an automobile accident.
The film festival is
the creation of IU graduate student Amanda Keeler, who wanted to provide
a venue for IU Communication and Culture Department students to
showcase their work. She said the festival has been growing in size and
popularity since its
debut in 2007.