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New film festival seeks submissions

The first Silver Falls Film Festival is set for Friday, Aug. 18 during the Silverton Arts Festival.

A series of short movies will be shown outdoors at Coolidge McClaine Park as the kickoff for the festival, which continues Aug. 19-20.

More than 600 entries from around the world have been submitted, said Mike Turner, Silverton filmmaker and Silverton Arts Association board member.

“We are really hoping to spread the word to boost our local submissions,” Turner added.  “We would love to have Silverton’s creative community represented at the festival.”

The deadline to enter is June 23. There is no charge to submit a title. Maximum length is 13 minutes. To enter a movie go to https://filmfreeway.com/SilverFallsFilmFestival. Creators whose movies will be screened at the festival will be notified July 21.

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