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Film Festival Announces Screening Selections For 2010

Dec. 15, 2009

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival has announced 27 films to be screened at its 2010 festival March 4-7. The films, selected from more than 120 submissions from across the world, will now compete for awards in each of 11 categories. Winners will be announced at the festival awards show March 6.

This year's competition includes two new categories, Short Screenplays and Feature Screenplays, which collectively received 45 submissions.

2010 Screening Selections

Professional Full-Length Documentary
"The Secret of Oz"

Professional Short Documentary
"Claiming the Title: Gay Olympics on Trial"
"I Am a Man: From Memphis, a Lesson in Life"
"The Farm Team"

Professional Full-Length Narrative
"Open Diaries"
"The Frost"

Professional Short Narrative
"Running Away With Blackie"
"Under God"

Student Documentary
"One Dream: Dirt Track Racing"
"Postcard to Owen Sound"
"Sustaining Life"

Student Narrative
"My Four Inch Precious"
"One Day"
"The Seventh Floor"

Young Filmmakers
"Give the Dog a Bone"
"The Lemonade Stand"

"The Magistical"

Shoals Spotlight
"Collecting Chloe"
"Honor Code"
"The Forks of Cypress"

Short Screenplay
"Culling Hens"
"Lost Dog"
"The Door"

Feature Screenplay
"Snake Head"
"Sophronia L."
"Wheat Kings"

The 13th annual George Lindsey UNA Film Festival will be held March 4-7 in Florence. Special guests of the 2010 festival will include actors Lea Thompson, James Tolkan and Marc McClure, who are joining screenwriter Bob Gale for the 25th anniversary "Back to the Future" Reunion, scheduled for 7 p.m. March 5 at the historic Shoals Theatre. Tickets to the reunion can be purchased at www.lindseyfilmfest.com or at the UNA Bookstore. The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is one of the few film festivals hosted by a university. The event was founded in 1998 in part by UNA alumnus and celebrated actor and entertainer George Lindsey. Lindsey's own film career has included several important roles, including the character Goober Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show." For more information on the 2010 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, visit www.lindseyfilmfest.com, or contact the festival staff at lindseyfilmfest@una.edu or 256-765-4592.

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