2018 Crash Course

Attendees of the 2018 Crash Course, an introduction to filmmaking, pause for a group photo in front of the green screen.

VALE — For the 13th year, the Vale-based Drexel H. Foundation will roll out the red carpet for those interested in filmmaking during the month of September.

The opportunity to shine on the big screen or be an integral part of what goes on behind the scenes gets underway Sept. 4 with a crash course for filmmakers. Attendees of the crash course will get hands-on experience in filmmaking, and will help create a movie which will debut during the Children’s Film Festival for kids, by kids and with kids in mind at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the historic Rex Theater.

The festival will also feature the winning films of those entered into this year’s Film-makers Competition, for which film entries must be family appropriate, rated G or PG. There are four age categories: 4 to 11, 12 to 14, 15 to 19 and 20 and older.

Films must be at least 8-10 seconds (Snapchat) and no longer than 10 minutes. Acceptable formats for submissions include MP4, DVD, mini D.V. tape, WMV and others.

There is no cost to enter films into the competition by Sept. 8; however, late submissions will be accepted through Sept. 11 for a $20 fee.

The best overall film will garner $100 cash prize; with 1st-place winners in each of the four age categories garnering trophies and gift certificates.

Registration forms are available online at www.thedrexelfoundation.org, by calling (541) 473-3470, and at the Rex Theater.

To enter, drop off registration forms with film(s) at 301 A St.

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