Mail Tribune Two-Minute Film Festival starts

Entries are trickling in to the Mail Tribune's fourth annual Two-Minute Film Festival.

The contest challenges filmmakers to create a two-minute video — preferably one with a plot or story suitable for all audiences.

Entrants must submit their work by 11:59 a.m. Wednesday, April 9. Those who register on the site can also vote for their favorites during the same time period.

Southern Oregon University emerging media and digital arts professor Erik Palmer, Ashland Independent Film Festival screener Mandy Valencia and Mail Tribune web content producer Ryan Pfeil will choose first, second and third place winners. Online voters will select a people's choice award.

All winners will be announced online and in the Mail Tribune's April 13 Sunday Life edition.

First prize is a year-long basic membership from Southern Oregon Film & Television. Valued at $30, the year-long membership includes digital newsletters, opportunities to network with fellow members, participation in demos and seminars and more.

Second prize is a $20 Cinemark gift certificate. Third prize is a $15 Cinemark gift certificate. The people's choice winner will get a $20 gift certificate for Dutch Bros.

To register and enter your film, visit You can watch a sample video to get you in the mindset and the first two entries there.

Any questions can be directed to The Mail Tribune will not accept any DVDs or CDs and cannot upload your entry for you.

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