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Seventh annual Renton FilmFrenzy registration now open

From a press release:

The seventh annual Renton FilmFrenzy is right around the corner.

The 50-hour filmmaking competition is Oct. 3 to 5 and more than 25 filmmaking teams are expected to compete for $1,700 in cash prizes and the Curvee Award.

As part of the event, filmmakers have 50 hours to write, shoot, edit and submit a short film. Participants are provided with a "CurveBall"  or challenge at the beginning of the event, which could include incorporating a line of dialogue, a task or a specific location in Renton.

There are two division: the Student Division and Open Division.

Registration is now open for the competition and closes on September 30. The registration entry fee is $50 for the Open Division and $25 for the Student Division.

Films can be up to four minutes in length and must be shot completely in Renton. All genres of film are welcome, although films must be appropriate for all audiences.

New this year, there will be special guest judges from the Los Angeles film community.

The winning films from crash cinema competitions around Washington will be screened from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 10,  at Renton's Carco Theatre. Directors are being invited and the screening is free and open to the public. Representative films from multicultural film festivals in Washington will be screened from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 11 at Carco Theatre. Directors are being invited and the screening is free and open to the public.

The FilmFrenzy Screening will be 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at the IKEA Performing Arts Center. The audience will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite film and a special FilmFrenzy Screening Curvee Award will be awarded at the gala.

At 7 p.m., on October 24, are the Curvee Awards and NW Film Honors at the Renton Events Center. The event will honor regional filmmakers for their contribution to Washington Film. Food and dancing is planned for the event and it is free and open to all ages, but attendance is limited.

The FilmFrenzy film-winning best picture will also be screened at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) as a part of SIFF's week-long program in Renton in 2015.

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