The Illinois Film Office is proud to announce the 7th annual Shortcuts short film competition.
Contest entrants must be Illinois residents over the age of 18 or students over the age of 18 who attend Illinois colleges and universities. The winning entry will receive a cash prize and will be screened during the 50th Chicago International Film Festival this October.
Participants may use any format – film, video, graphics and/or animation – for a narrative story, a documentary or free form visual expression of ideas. Submissions must be 15 minutes or less in running time. Entries will be judged by a panel of film industry professionals. Submissions have to be post marked by Sept. 2, 2014.