VOL. 17 ISSUE NO. 35   |   AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 6, 2011


Entry deadline Sept. 6 for 2011 Desert Foothills Film Festival

CAVE CREEK – The deadline for film submissions is 5 p.m. at Cave Creek Town Hall, Tuesday, September 6 for the 2011 Desert Foothills Film Festival, sponsored by the Town of Cave Creek in conjunction with Cactus Shadows Falcon Media.

The festival theme is “Our Community Through Your Eyes.”

Community members have been invited to share their compassion and talent, and create films no longer than ten minutes describing what living in the Desert Foothills area means to them.

There are two categories eligible with minimal entry fees: Youth (18 and under) and Adult (19 and over). For more information including competition rules and guidelines and to download the application, please visit cavecreek.org and find the tab “Desert Foothills Film Festival.”

Entries will be screened at the Taste of Cave Creek October 15 and 16.

Cactus Shadows High School student producers Valerie Marsman and Samantha Spence have worked with advisors Bill Watters and Suzanne Johnson to plan, budget and coordinate the festival. Laura Morten and Sean O’Day designed the Call for Entries announcement, posters and mailers seen throughout the community.

“With this project I have been introduced to public relations and marketing. As a student now studying business I am so grateful that Falcon Media could participate in this event, and we have had the opportunity to gain valuable experience,” said Marsman.

Mike Rigney is acting as executive producer on behalf of the Town.

There are five judges: Steve Weiss, Diana Andree, Ron Walker, Ric Parish, and Skot Beazley.

Prize monies ranging from $1000 to $500 will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in Youth and Adult categories.

Further information about the event is available on Facebook.

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