2016 Historic Film Prize announced

13-Oct-2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—OCTOBER 14, 2015

FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

STUDENT FILM COMPETITION TO FOCUS ON HISTORIC ARKANSAS SITES


LITTLE ROCK–The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is accepting entries for the 2016 Arkansas Historic Film Prize, a contest for Arkansas high school students producing short films about historic properties in the state, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain announced today.

The Arkansas Historic Film Prize is sponsored by the AHPP and the Arkansas Humanities Council in partnership with the Arkansas Educational Television Network’s “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase.” The documentaries must be from five to 15 minutes long and can be based on any historic Arkansas properties that are at least 50 years old. The deadline for submissions the same as the Student Selects deadline, which can be found at http://www.aetn.org/studentselects.

Winners of the competition will be shown at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock on May 11, 2016, and winning filmmakers will receive cash prizes. Details are available at http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/Learn-More/arkansas-historic-places-film-prize.

For more information, contact AHPP Education Outreach Coordinator Shelle Stormoe at (501) 324-9786 or [email protected]. For any questions about AETN Student Selects please contact Casey Sanders at (501) 682-4190 or [email protected].

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

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