March 28th, 2012

Enter Our Film Contest

Cecilwood 2012


Lights, camera, action! We are gearing up for the third annual Cecilwood (TM): A Festival of Short Films and we want YOU to showcase your directorial talents. Submit a film that’s under five minutes in length to the Elkton Central Library by May 1st and you could win a $100 Visa card!

We know how creative Cecil County teens and adults can be because of the many wonderful Cecilwood submissions we’ve gotten over the past few years. From documentaries and Public Service Announcements to original comedies and dramas, our panel of judges have been wowed and we’re eager to see what films are entered this year.

And this competition is not just for adults — anyone age ten and up can submit a film. Take a look at our requirements and forms here and show us your most creative work this spring.

Whether you’re competing or not, don’t miss the final awards ceremony.  Join us for an afternoon of popcorn and original films at Cecil County’s version of the Academy Awards — Saturday, May 19th at 1 PM — we’ll show the best submissions and present awards to the top three films in the teen and adult categories.

And all you movie aficionados out there, tell us — why do you love film?

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March 24th, 2011

Cecilwood: Festival of Short Films

Lights, Camera, Action! We’re gearing up for our second annual Cecilwood: A Festival of Short Films (TM). This is YOUR chance to participate in a local film festival, even if you’re just a beginner. We’re accepting all kinds of short movies, from documentaries to comedies to dramas . All submissions must be less than 5 minutes in length. The festival is split into two age divisions – the teen competition and the adult competition. The first prize for each is a $100 Visa gift card!

If you want to get a leg up on the competition, we have two great programs coming up that can help you improve your film-making skills:

This Saturday, March 26th, Elkton High School librarian Kim Dyer will be leading a workshop from 12:30 to 4:30 on Introduction to Film-making. Bring a bagged lunch and learn the basics of creating a short film. Participants will work in teams and get hands-on practice with Flip cameras provided by the library.

Have questions about how to use your video camera? On Monday, April 4th, Daniel Krukosky from Cecil College will help you Make the Most of Your Video Camera! Bring your own video camera to the library along with the instructional booklet (if available) and Dan will help you advance your skills.

Both programs still have openings, so give us a call at 410-996-5600 ext. 481 and sign up today! Entries for Cecilwood: A Festival of Short Films (TM) are due Monday, May 2nd, 2011 by 8pm. We will show the films and announce the winners at the Festival on Saturday, May 21, 2011. For more info click here. And here are some suggestions for types of films you may want to create…

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•    “Moc”umentary
•    Comedy
•    Drama
•    Romance
•    Public Service Announcement
•    People/Community (“Where I’m From”)
•    Land/Landscape (Environmental)
•    Animation
•    Personal Narrative
•    Experimental

Do you enjoy watching different types of movies or do you stick to a certain genre? Comedies, dramas, romance, documentaries – what’s your favorite?

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