EOC Tech Hosts First Clean Shorts Film Festival
Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center is proud to be hosting the first annual Clean Shorts Film Festival on April 3-4. The event is open to anyone who wishes to participate or attend. However, only video submissions that are family friendly and shorter than 30 minutes will be shown and scored by the festival judges. This set of content guidelines is where the Clean Shorts names come from.
Currently, the Clean Shorts Film Festival has more than 60 submissions from all over the world. Content has come in from Ireland, Kuwait, and across the United States since the drop-box opened to submissions nearly two months ago. The final film of this year's Film Festival will be the emotionally charged documentary "Where Was God?" This film follows families coping with the physical and emotional aftermath of the EF5 tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla. on Moore, Okla. May 29, 2013.
Although this may be EOC Tech's first film festival that is open to public submissions, the Clean Shorts Film Festival is not Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center's only film festival. The students of the Digital Media program at EOC Tech have their own Rialto Film Festival where students can display their hard work and talents to family, friends, and local community.
The Clean Shorts event is designed and coordinated by, Ben Hlavaty, EOC Tech's new Digital Media instructor. Hlavaty has extensive experience in the film industry that is rivaled only by his passion for all things film related. He has been involved in a multitude of film festivals and projects and currently coordinates the internationally acclaimed 48 Hour Film Project in Oklahoma City.
In the end, after the credits roll and the lights come up, the Clean Shorts Film Festival is designed to raise awareness and benefit the Digital Media program at EOC Tech. Students from the program are excited to meet various professionals that work within their desired career fields. The chance to network with directors, producers, cast, and crew presents a priceless opportunity for students' future career opportunity. Hosting this Film Festival was an easy decision for Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center as the event benefits both their students and community.
The final film of the festival will be the emotionally charged documentary "Where Was God?" which follows families coping with the aftermath of an EF5 Tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla. on May 29, 2013.
If you would like to learn more about how to submit content, attend, or volunteer for the Clean Shorts Film Festival at EOC Tech, visit the event's website at Cleanshorts.org or contact Ben Hlavaty at (405)-390-9591.
David Koonce, Marketing Assistant
Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center
405.390.9591 ext. 221