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3rd Annual Filmmaking Contest for Teens at Downtown Library in March and April

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the library, teens will once again be shouting, “I Can’t Believe I Shot That!” 

This third edition of the annual filmmaking contest for teens is called “The Invasion” after a kind of movie librarian Kimberly Ann Edwards loves.  “Contest entries don’t have to be science fiction stories about alien invasions,” Edwards said.  “Just because I love them doesn’t mean everyone has to.”

In early 2008, the Ronald J Norick Downtown Library held the “I Can’t Believe I Filmed That!” teen film contest. Oklahoma City area residents were invited to submit original creations directed, filmed and edited by teens in grades 7-12 that told a story or expressed a point of view. Submissions could be from 5-10 minutes long and on any topic, but language and subject matter had to be “G” or “PG”.

The event was so successful, Edwards repeated it last year.

“And now,” she said, “here we go again!”

As in years past there will be prizes for first, second and third place winners, as well as an Audience Choice prize.

All entries must be submitted to Kimberly Ann Edwards at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, by Sunday, April 11, 2010.  Winners will be announced at the ICBIST! Film Festival on Sunday, May 16, 2010.  For more information call (405) 606-3876.  Guidelines and entry forms can be downloaded from the Metropolitan Library System website, www.metrolibrary.org, or picked up at the Downtown Library.

“I Can’t Believe I Shot That! The Invasion” is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Metropolitan Library. 

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.