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Kevin Smith Hosts The Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards

Thanks to the Star Wars Fan Film Awards, being an obsessed and rabid fan may get you on TV one day, and not just on the evening news! On May 12, 2002, the SCI FI Channel will present the first-ever Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards, in recognition of the best short films made by STAR WARS enthusiasts. Hosted by Kevin Smith, the one-hour special, presented in association with Lucasfilm Ltd. and AtomFilms, will premiere Sunday, May 12 at 8pm ET/PT, exclusively on SCI FI Channel. Kevin Smith, filmmaker (CLE RKS, JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK) and self-proclaimed STAR WARS fanatic, will introduce the nominees and present the winning STAR WARS-themed spoofs, documentaries and other film tributes. STAR WARS creator George Lucas will make a special guest appearance to announce the film worthy of the night's highest honor - the "George Lucas Selects" award - Lucas' personal fan film favorite. Other award categories include: The Young Jedi Award, for the best film made by a director under the age of 18, The Audience Award, Best Animation and Best Documentary or Mockumentary. The special will also feature a segment on "Pioneering Fan Films," a montage of clips from high-profile fan films including GEORGE LUCAS IN LOVE, HARDWARE WARS and GEEK WARS. In addition, sneak previews of the new feature STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES will be shown. If you can't wait until the awards, the winning films can be viewed at www.atomfilms.com/starwars.

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