The Tree City Film Festival, sponsored by the Sylvania Community Arts Commission, kicks off its inaugural run this spring.
It is for experienced and budding area filmmakers. Application fees are $35 for non-student teams and $25 for student teams. Postmark deadline for Call of Entry is Friday.
The filming weekend is March 8-10, when teams will have 50 hours to create a 13-minute motion picture masterpiece from blank canvas to finished product. Judging will be taking place March 18-29.
The festival, which will include screening premiers and related events, will be held April 12-13 at Maplewood Elementary School for public viewing of student entries and at the Train Barn at the Sylvania Historical Village for viewing non-student entries.
Ticket are $5 for the student entry viewing, and $8 to view the non-student category. Children under 12 are free. Combination tickets granting access to both viewing locations are $10.
Prizes include 1st Place Non-Student Group Entry at $300, 1st Place Student Group Entry at $150, and Best in Show/Audience Choice at $100.
At least half of student team members must present a valid student high school or university ID.
For a schedule, applications, and more information, go to SylvaniaArts.org.