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Dear Jeremy Butler,

I would appreciate it if you could post our call for entries on the Screen-L
listserv.  

Thanks so much,

Shana Higgins
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2005       

Contact: Suzanne Strick,
Marketing Director 
(812) 323-3023 or 
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PRIDE Film Festival Calling for Full-length and Short Films

BLOOMINGTON, IN - PRIDE, a Bloomington, Ind. film festival exploring a
wide variety of issues and situations involving the gay, lesbian, bisexual
and transgender communities, is seeking full-length and short films and
videos for its January 27-28, 2006 festival. The films can be on any topic
relating to a diverse range of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and/or transgender
issues. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2005. The Midwest
festival spans two days, with multiple showings at the historic
Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington.

Select filmmakers will be invited to attend the festival and speak about
their work, and one filmmaker will receive the "Audience Favorite" award
to be decided by audience ballots. PRIDE seeks films that express a range
of viewpoints and feature many different personality types and situations,
advocating community-wide attitudes of awareness, acceptance and
appreciation of diversity. The goals of the festival are to strengthen the
local community and celebrate artistic talent and achievement.

Entry details:
You may enter by sending a VHS preview tape or DVD along with details of
the film, including length, format, year of production and a short
synopsis, to:

Buskirk-Chumley Theater
ATTN: PRIDE
P.O. Box 1323
Bloomington, IN 47402

Length: Short films - maximum 30 minutes; feature-length films -
maximum 120 minutes
Submission formats: VHS (NTSC) and DVD
Presentation Screening Formats: VHS broadcast quality video, miniDV,
Beta SP and DVD
Entry Fee: None
Deadline: October 1, 2005

For more information about PRIDE, please visit: www.buskirkchumley.org .

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