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Traverse City Film Festival Announces Trailer Contest For 2007 Festival

New Competition Gives Budding Filmmakers A Shot at the Spotlight

New Competition Gives Budding Filmmakers A Shot at the Spotlight

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Traverse City, Mich. (May 2007) - The Traverse City Film Festival, founded by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore,
announced this week it is sponsoring a trailer competition for its 2007 festival. The public is invited to create and submit their most
entertaining and original TCFF trailers for possible inclusion in the weeklong festival July 31-August 5. The contest deadline is June 22.

"This year we wanted to expand our trailers program and open it up to members of the public of all ages," said festival director Deb Lake. "It's a great opportunity for creative people to play an exciting role in the festival experience."

All trailers must be in English or contain English subtitles and should be a maximum of thirty (30) seconds in length. They may be of any genre (comedy, drama, documentary, horror), with a limit of five (5) film submissions per person. Submissions should be mailed in DVD format to: TCFF Competition Submission, PO Box 4064, Traverse City MI 49685. For more information, go to www.traversecityfilmfest.org.

Examples of trailers shown at previous Traverse City Film Festivals can be seen
here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o876TV7Z2Ao
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX3JD2ZqyiI

About the Traverse City Film Festival:

The Traverse City Film Festival is a charitable, educational, nonprofit organization committed to showing "Just Great Movies" and helping to save one of America's few indigenous art forms - the cinema. Founded by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore and co-founders local photographer John Robert Williams and New York Times best-selling author Doug Stanton, with filmmakers Larry Charles and Terry George rounding out the Board of Directors, the festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to northern Michigan, creating a level of excitement one local paper said was "the best thing to happen here since the Ice Age left us Lake Michigan."