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The George Lindsey Una Film Festival Receives Highest Number Of Alabama Films Ever

Feb. 22, 2017

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

Jasmine Fleming, UNA Dept. of English FLORENCE, Ala. - The 2017 UNA George Lindsey Film Festival has received its largest number of Alabama films submissions. The festival received 36 Alabama films this year, and in honor of the 20th anniversary, all the films will be screened. Three of the 36 are also category finalists in festival competition. "The Breaks: Centuries and Struggles" and "Waste Not Want Not" are finalists in the Professional Documentary category, which is open to filmmakers who are no longer in school. "The Fall" is part of the Vanguard category, which is optional for films that don't necessarily fit in other festival categories. All the films will be eligible to compete for the $2,000 Clyde "Sappo" Black Sweet Home Alabama Award. Black was a longtime friend of festival creator George Lindsey; the award is sponsored by the Clyde Black family in honor of his memory. For more information on the finalists: http://www.lindseyfilmfest.com/ To reach officials directly: lindseyfilmfest@una.edu or 256-765-4592. George Lindsey UNA Film Festival The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is one of few film festivals hosted by a university. The event was founded in 1998 by UNA alumnus and celebrated actor and entertainer, the late George Lindsey. Lindsey's own film career included several important roles, most famously the character Goober Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show." UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA also operates a renowned collegiate athletic program in NCAA Division II's Gulf South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin. https://www.una.edu/