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Posted on: November 2, 2020

News Release - Call for Submissions! Cabin Fever Film Fest January 22-23, 2021

PURCELLVILLE, Va. November 2, 2020Quiet on the set!  Regional filmmakers are invited to submit films (short and feature-length) and home movies for the fourth annual Cabin Fever Film Festival sponsored by Franklin Park Visual and Performing Arts Center and Town of Purcellville Arts Council.   This festival highlights local tales and talent films, student productions, and vintage home movies, with emphasis on films made in Purcellville or by residents in the Purcellville area. Break that cabin fever in late-January and enjoy the fourth year of Purcellville’s only film festival! 

Roll sound!  Entries should be no longer than 90 minutes and a minimum of 1 minute.  All films should be in digital format on a flash drive or on a DVD.  Any subject matter is acceptable keeping in mind that the Cabin Fever Film Festival is a family-friendly event.  Films can include live action, stop motion, animation, etc.  Entry fee is $10 for first film entry, $5 for each additional film entry.  Films should be dropped off to Franklin Park Arts Center (36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132) anytime between Tuesday, December 1 and by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.  An application and fees can be completed at the time of film drop off.  A copy of the application can be found at www.franklinparkartscenter.org with a link on the home page.  All films will be reviewed and filmmakers will be contacted shortly after the submission deadline as to their acceptance and scheduled showing time block.

Show times will be Friday, January 22, 2021 from 7 – 9:00 p.m., Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., depending on the number of entries.    Admission will be $5 for either day. Due to current circumstances, there will not be a reception during the Friday evening showing. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and a maximum for 75 tickets will be sold for each day. The full schedule will be posted online at the beginning of January 2021. If conditions at the time don’t allow for an in-person event, the festival will be postponed and may be held outdoors at a later date.

Marker! Important festival dates:

  • December 1 – 16: submissions accepted 
  • December 18: review of the films
  • January 4, 2021: announce the slate of films
  • January 22 and 23: Festival

Action!  Filmmakers must complete registration form and submit with film and entry fee.  Cash, checks (payable to County of Loudoun) or credit card. Franklin Park Arts Center is open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and weekends by appointment. 

Questions should be directed to Elizabeth Bracey, Manager, Franklin Park Arts Center Elizabeth.Bracey@loudoun.gov or 540-338-7973, or Suzan Mardis of the Purcellville Arts Council at (sbmardis1@fcps.edu.).  

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