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Seminary debuts short film contest for amateur filmmakers

Finalists to be featured at 2022 Faith and Film Festival

Attention aspiring filmmakers! Make plans now to participate in Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ new short film competition as part of its annual Faith and Film Festival being held Jan. 27-29, 2022.

Amateur filmmakers at least 18 years of age are invited to submit their films to the contest starting June 30. Films should be based on the theme of HOPE. There is no submission fee. Entries may be of any genre or style, such as narrative, experimental, animation or documentary.

“At the second annual Faith and Film Festival, we had the opportunity to watch and discuss some short films for the first time,” said Director of Continuing Education Erika Bennett. “This year for the third annual festival, we are stepping it up again and having our very own short film contest. We are looking forward to receiving many submissions and seeing how the directors incorporate the theme of HOPE throughout the various genres.”

Four films will be selected as finalists and will be screened during the festival. A jury of film critics, producers, scholars and professors will judge the films based on technique, storytelling and representation of the theme. One film festival pass will be awarded to each of the four finalists.

Festival planners anticipate enthusiastic participation from a wide range of filmmakers. The submission deadline for the short films is Oct. 15. Finalists will be notified by Dec. 15.

Full competition details are available for those interested in the contest. Please email faithandfilm@csl.edu with any questions or clarifications.

To learn more about the Faith and Film Festival, contact Continuing Education at 314-505-7286 or ce@csl.edu, or visit csl.edu/continuing-education.

About Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit csl.edu.

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