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New film festival seeks local entries

April 19, 2013

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. —
Cut to the Chase Film Festival will be Friday, July 12, through Sunday, July 14, in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Judges include retired CIA agent and writer of "Argo," Tony Mendez; award-winning Shepherdstown photographer Benita Keller; and Emmy-nominated, owner of the Shepherdstown Opera House, Lawrence Cumbo.

Cut to the Chase is a short film festival. Local entries are welcome.

 All films must be no longer then eight minutes, including titles and credits and must contain the key element. This year's key element is "100", which must appear in the film in some manner.

The festival will feature an event at the Bellevue overlooking the Potomac River. There will be five screenings of the 10 finalists at the Shepherdstown Opera House, leading up to the Grand Prize Award ceremony on Saturday, July 13. Rewind Sunday will close the festival with the announcement of the Peoples' Choice Award.

For details on how to enter your film or purchase tickets to all events, go to c2cfilmfestival.com.

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