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Published: Thursday, 2/21/2013 - Updated: 3 years ago

Sylvania Community Arts Commission announces judges for Tree City Film Festival


The Sylvania Community Arts Commission has announced the panel of judges for the Tree City Film Festival. The festival, in its inaugural year, is an opportunity for experienced and budding area filmmakers.

The judges scheduled to be on the panel are:

Jose Cardenas: SOC director of photography, has shot several PBS documentaries.

Carrie Morrow: executive producer, co-producer, unit production manager. Known for such films as: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Wedding Planner, and Unaccompanied Minors.

Scott Weinstein - Saturday Night Live, "Weekend Update" co-producer

Michael Bornhorst: writer, TV shows such as Nikki, Gary & Mike and as production assistant on the hit TV show Friends.

Mike O’Brien: writer, Saturday Night Live

Dana Greenblatt: writer, TV Nashville

Rich Iott: president, Braeburn Entertainment Ltd.

March 8-10, registered teams will have 50 hours to create a 13-minute short film. Teams will be assigned a genre and asked to incorporate a few surprise elements in their film.

The Tree City Film Festival, which will include screening premiers, awards and related events, will be held April 12-13. The screenings will be shown in downtown Sylvania’s historic train barn, located on the grounds of the Sylvania Historical Village.

Application fees are $35 for non-student teams and $25 for student teams. The postmark deadline for application and fee is March 1. Prize categories include: First Place: Non-Student Group Entry ($300), First Place: Student Group Entry ($150), and a Best in Show/Audience Choice ($100).

For information applications and updates including an extended schedule of the festival events and ticket sales information, go to

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