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PERMIAN BASIN, Texas — May 16, 2017 — Basin PBS is excited to announce its new student short film festival that will take place in the fall of 2017.  The Basin PBS student short film festival is open to junior high and high school students ages 12-18 with proof of enrollment and is free to enter. Students may produce a short film no longer than eight (8) minutes in any of the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Journalism, PSA, Animation or a Basin PBS Special “My America.” Films must have been completed after May 1, 2017. The submission deadline is October 27, 2017. Students must complete and email their submission form and proof of enrollment and all film entries must be submitted via email of a private, password protected Vimeo link or uploaded to a specific Basin PBS Dropbox. Submissions are limited to Midland County students.

The Basin PBS student short film festival luncheon, taking place on November 11, 2017, will showcase one (1) winning film from each age division (jr. high & high school) and one (1) honorable mention from each division. The film festival will be held at the Junior League of Midland and is funded by the Arts Council of Midland. Each first place winner will receive a camcorder. Both first place and honorable mention entries will air on Basin PBS. The jury for the film festival will include local filmmakers, producers and Basin PBS staff.

“The film festival will be an excellent opportunity for our local students to showcase their talents and gain exposure for their work, network with other like-minded students and find out more about what it takes to be a filmmaker,” said Carla Anne Holeva, Basin PBS CEO. “We look forward to seeing the short films from our talented students and encourage all junior high and high school students in Midland to submit their work.”

For more information about submission to the Basin PBS student short film festival, please visit or contact Alyson Trevino at 432-934-6722 or

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