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Entries Sought in New Texarkana Film Festival Competition

Event honors filmmaking legend Charles B. Pierce.
TEXARKANA, AR (News Release) – Submissions for feature-length and/or short films are being sought for the first Charles B. Pierce Film Festival, to be held June 12-14 in Texarkana. The festival will showcase stories told with creativity and imagination by filmmakers demonstrating exceptional skill.

Click here to fill out an entry form, and look at festival details.

Pierce is an independent filmmaker with deep roots in Arkansas’s southwest region. His films were made in the Natural State with local actors, and the films drew their inspiration from Arkansas themes. Many have become cult classics.

The festival plans to recognize and honor Pierce’s work as one of the founding fathers of independent film as well as to provide a means for aspiring filmmakers in the region to showcase their work and vision.

Workshops and other programs will engage, educate, inspire and enlighten current and future filmmakers.

The deadline for entries is March 15.

Films will be judged for their creativity and attention to professional production details including writing and directing, acting, camera work, lighting, sound, editing, etc.

A special award will be given to the “Best Horror Film” to celebrate two of Pierce’s more popular films, “The Legend of Boggy Creek” and “The Town that Dreaded Sundown,” both of which were shot in the Texarkana area.

Artists may submit feature length films and videos at least 60 minutes long, in one or more of four categories: Narrative (any genre), Documentary, Animation, and Horror. Short films (no longer than 30 minutes) will also be accepted, but will not be juried. Short films submitted will be screened as a special program offering during the Festival Weekend.
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