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Saturday Is Deadline For San Diego Film Awards Submissions

At last year's San Diego Film Awards, Bob Gardner (Emmy Award winning directo...

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Above: At last year's San Diego Film Awards, Bob Gardner (Emmy Award winning director, producer, editor) and Lisa Bruce (producer of Academy Award winning "The Theory of Everything") present an award, April 3, 2016.

Film Consortium San Diego is seeking entries for its fourth annual San Diego Film Awards.

GUESTS:

Jodi Cilley, Film Consortium San Diego founder and president

Beth Accomando, KPBS arts reporter

Transcript

Film Consortium San Diego is seeking entries for its fourth annual San Diego Film Awards. Its submission deadline is Saturday.

Jodi Cilley founded Film Consortium San Diego in 2012 with a mission to increase the quality and quantity of film projects locally. It began by holding mixers for filmmakers to network.

To further that goal, the organization established the San Diego Film Awards four years ago. The first year of the awards, Cilley allowed San Diego filmmakers to submit any work they had done, regardless of when it was made. But that was just the first year. Now the awards are limited to a single calendar year and entries are growing. Categories include awards for best short, feature, music video, web series — and new this year — TV show.

In addition to the San Diego Film Awards and its show, the consortium will be trying something new in 2017 as a companion event. San Diego Film Week is scheduled to begin Feb. 10 and will showcase Film Award nominees, as well as allow local film festivals to showcase films.

To submit a film to the San Diego Film Awards click here.

The fourth annual San Diego Film Awards will take place April 2 at the Music Box. It will also mark its first prime-time broadcast on a major network, airing from 8 to 10 p.m. April 9 on CW-6.

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