The 4th annual GIAA Festival of Short Films and Videos - see www.giaafilmfest.com -is now open for submissions! Submissions are welcome through Without A Box - www.withoutabox.com - or by using the application on the web site.
The fest will take place Friday Oct 1 through Oct 3; movies with a running time of up to 30 minutes are welcome in 4 categories: fiction, animation, documentaries, and music videos. Awards will be presented for the best movie in each category, and Delicious Italian Gifts - www.deliciousitaliangifts.com - is providing great baskets of Italian goodies for the winner of the Audience Choice Award at each screening.
There is also a screenplay competition for both short and full-length screenplays; Final Draft - www.finaldraft.com - is a sponsor again and the best short and the best full-length screenplay will each win a download of Final Draft 8.
We will once again present the Italian American Heritage Award to the movie or screenplay that best exemplifies the Italian American immigrant experience.
Finally, we're pleased to announce our first-ever cash award: the best movie AND the best screenplay (either short or full-length) will receive a $100 cash prize.
E-mail filmfest@giaa. us with any questions.