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2008 Tucson Film & Music Festival: Call For Entries

By Mike Everleth ⋅ August 1, 2008

So, I waffled and whiffed a little bit here. So, I’ll get to the news first and start the rant/musings later.

The fourth annual Tucson Film & Music Festival, which will be held Oct. 9-12, is looking for entries. Here’s where I messed up: The next-to-last deadline is today, August 1. They’re looking for shorts, features and music videos. Now, I can’t find info specifically that your film has to be music-themed for acceptance, but looking over last year’s lineup, most of the films have at least a tenuous relationship to music. And I think for sure your music video should have some music in it. (That’s a joke, pardner.)

So, if you’re interested in submitting today — and it’s 55 bucks for features and $45 for shorts — look over their guidelines and you can at least quickly submit via Withoutabox. But, if you’re a “waffler” like me, there’s still one more deadline coming up:

Extended Late Entry Deadline:
August 15

Shorts: $55
Features: $65

Now, I did waffle for a few days to list this. What ultimately sold me was a couple of their selections last year also played at some fests I normally list, e.g. Bob Ray’s Hell on Wheels played at the Chicago Underground and Revelation, while both Lexie Shabel’s We Like To Drink, We Like To Play Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rick Ernst’s Get Thrashed played at the New Haven Underground. While I haven’t seen those films myself, I get the vibe that Tucson Film & Music does like to play some edgier fare. So, I think for the type of readers I get, it’s worth checkin’ em out at least.