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Short Film Submissions! 


Short Film Submissions are now being accepted!


Awards/certificates and monetary prizes
for the following:

Best Overall Short Film 

Best Overall Student Short Film

Best Comedic Short Film 

Best Dramatic Short Film

Best Experimental Short Film 

Best Documentary Short Film 

For details and deadlines, visit

Albany Film Festival poster contest

Deadline 1/20/2020


$300 cash prize for the winner. Open to current UAlbany students. 

Design specs: Posters must be 2' x 3' and include the NYS Writers Institute Film Festival logo, date of event (March 28, 2020) and location (University at Albany).

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