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Boise State University Mac Retailer To Hold First Annual "MacLife Film Festival"

Boise State University Mac Retailer To Hold First Annual "MacLife Film Festival"

by , 8:00 AM EST, November 18th, 2002

The Idaho Statesman is reporting that the Boise State University Student Programs Board is putting on its first short film festival called The MacLife Film Festival. The event is being sponsored by a local Mac retailer called MacLife. The event is designed to spotlight the works of Boise State University students interested in creating short films, and will feature short projects. Though being made on a Mac doesn't seem to be a requirement, the name "MacLife" in the festival's name may well mean than many Mac-created works will be submitted. From the Idaho Statesman:

Audience votes will determine the winners. The first- and second-place winners will receive either a digital camera or a used iMac computer.

The festival will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Boise State Special Events Center. Tickets are US$1 for general admission and free for students.

Anyone interested in submitting a film to the MacLife Film Festival should contact Ben Davidson with the Student Programs Board at 426-3835. Films should be approximately 5-20 minutes long. Entries of all types of films are encouraged.

Some of the goals of MacLife and Student Programs Board in presenting this festival are to inspire young filmmakers and give them an opportunity to display their work publicly. They also want to promote excellence in young filmmakers and give them the desire to cultivate their talents.

Read the full article, titled BSU holds first student film festival on Dec. 3, at the Idaho Statesman Web site.

The Mac Observer Spin:

This is a great idea. It showcases the creativity of aspiring filmmakers by offering an avenue through which their work can be seen by the general public; and you never know when the nephew of a big Hollywood producer will be at one of these things. It also showcases Macs, and it proves that anyone, with the right equipment that is getting cheaper all the time, can produce something special.

We salute MacLife and the Boise State university Student Program Board for taking the initiative in starting what we hope will be a high profile event for Macs. Some might even think that it would be a good idea for Apple to sponsor events like this.

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