Youth Filmmakers Wanted!

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      Volcom Embraces Creativity of Young Filmmakers with Sponsorship of Youth Film Event

      The Festival is currently accepting film submissions from student filmmakers for its annual spring youth cinema celebration. The free event will spotlight films produced by filmmakers 18 years old and younger. Through the exhibition of youth produced media, the event will provide young people a forum for creativity and freedom of expression. In the past, the Festival has welcomed notable celebrity chairs to host the event.

      The event will be sponsored by Volcom, one of Orange Countys hottest action sports brands and maker of cutting edge surf, skate and snow clothing, accessories, Volcom Entertainment and Veeco Productions. As presenters of the showcase, Volcom will present filmmaker awards recognizing artistic excellence in filmmaking.

      The competition is open to U.S. and international filmmakers 18 years and younger. Filmmakers can submit live action or animated short films of all genres, including drama, romance, comedy, documentary, action sports, experimental, musical and science fiction. Individual filmmakers, film groups or school classes may enter their films. Filmmakers can submit through or by downloading an entry form on the Festivals web site.

      Deadline for entries is February 3, 2009.

      The 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival will run April 23 through April 30, 2009 and will spotlight over 350 films from over 35 countries. Visit:

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