Downtown Library Goes Hollywood With Fourth Annual Teen Filmmaking Festival


They’re coming to get you.  Again.   Look, there’s one of them now.

This fourth edition of the Downtown Library’s annual filmmaking contest for teens is called “The Zombie Attack.”  What do you need to enter?  More brains.

“Okay, you need more than that,” laughed Kimberly Ann Edwards, Downtown librarian and coordinator of the popular filmmaking event.  “You also need a movie you’ve made yourself.  You write it, you shoot it, you edit it.  You and your friends can even star in it.”

In early 2008, the Downtown Library held the first “I Can’t Believe I Filmed That!” teen film contest. Oklahoma City area residents were invited to submit original movie creations 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 is calling for a third sequel.

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 Monday, April 25, 2011.  Winners will be announced at the ICBIST! Film Festival on Sunday, May 15, 2011.  For more information call (405) 606-3876.  Guidelines and entry forms can be downloaded from the Metropolitan Library System website,, or picked up at the Downtown Library.

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

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website,

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