Sixth Annual Teen Filmmaking Contest Screening at Downtown Library

 

Summer is the season for Hollywood blockbusters, but if your taste doesn’t run entirely to superheroes, space ships, and zombies, the Downtown Library has something that may be more to your liking.

What’s in store on Sunday, July 28, is the sixth annual edition of the “I Can’t Believe I Shot That! Teen Film Contest.”  A screening of all the films entered in the contest will take place in the 46th Star Auditorium on Downtown Library’s fourth floor from 2-4:30 pm.  The library is located at 300 Park Avenue and street parking is free on Sundays.

“This is our sixth year to sponsor the contest,” said librarian Kimberly Ann Edwards, “and every year I love it more.  Teen filmmakers write, direct, edit, act in, and sometimes even write music for original short movies.”  

The filmmakers enlist the aid of their friends, siblings, and parents to be actors, some of whom are remarkably good, while they all seem to be having the time of their lives.

“As with all good contests,” Edwards added, “there will be prizes.  We give a First, Second, and Third Place prize, plus one we call the Audience Choice Award.  In some ways, that one’s the most fun of all.”

Call the Downtown Library at 231-8650 with questions, or check out the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, 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.