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Official selection for SCCs Third Annual Winter Shorts Film Festival announced

The official selections for Somerset Community Colleges 2011 Winter Shorts Film Festival were announced on December 18. Twenty four independent and teen filmmakers from Kentucky and around the world will be showing their films at the annual day-long event. Nineteen of the official selections are by Kentucky filmmakers, four from out of state and one from Japan. The Festival will be held on the Somerset Community College Campus on Saturday, January 22. Admission is free to the public. Films begin screening in Stoner Little Theatre at 1:00 p.m.

Kentucky independent filmmakers included in the Winter Shorts Film Festival are Somersets own Iridescent Pictures with two official selections; Time Outta Mind and Dick Tracy Returns. Louisville filmmakers from the Bob Rogers Group have four entries including A Conversation, Last Winter, Book Bindings: Part Deux and The Absurdist in the Caf. The Lexington film company, Twin Toe Productions has two official selections titled Kingdom Come Creek Stir Off and Middle Ground. Other films to be screened in the independent filmmakers category include Super 8 Mystery Film Circa 1978, West Virginia Coal Miner, King Arthur and the Red Wizard and Bones.

Films from outside of Kentucky include Key amp; Pocket from California; Shelia The Dog Who Influenced Art from New Mexico; The Pure Dark from Massachusetts; Bots from Indiana and Nightjar from Japan.

Teen film selections include Are You Ready and Midway from a local teen filmmaking group Middlemen Productions. The video production class from Wayne County High School has four selections titled The Calendar, Shadowwalker, Heavy Water and Healthy Food Fairy. The Russell County Upward Bound Program has the public service announcement titled Upward Bound Program as an official selection.

Aside from the screening of the films, there will be free filmmaking workshops offered and a reception for the filmmakers at 6:00 p.m. The evening will conclude, after the 7:30 p.m. screenings, with an awards ceremony recognizing outstanding accomplishments of the official entries.

For further information regarding the Winter Shorts Film Festival contact producer Steve Cleberg at steve.cleberg@kctcs.edu. Updates can be found on the Festivals Facebook page at facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/group.php?gid=115585682589.

Check out SCCs theatre and film program at youtube.com/watch?v=yZDUqjw6VpA.

Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell Counties. The website is somerset.kctcs.edu. Call toll free for admission and registration information at 1-877-629-9722.