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Students Chase to Be Highlighted at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center Student Trailer CompetitionNew York, New York, USAMarch 31, 2005Deadline: December 31, 2004

HBO Films and The Film Society of Lincoln Center are holding a nationwide competition that will provide college students with the opportunity to create a trailer to precede film screenings at one of the worlds most important cultural institutions -- Lincoln Center.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center, which has screened the works of countless legendary filmmakers including Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut and Stanley Kubrick -- and which continues to showcase the work of celebrated and emerging filmmakers from all over the world -- will premiere the winning work in the Student Trailer Competition at its annual New Directors/New Films festival, co-presented by The Museum of Modern Art, late March 2005 in New York City. The winning trailer will showcase The Film Society of Lincoln Center as well as highlight its major annual festivals, programs and events.

The winner will receive a check for $5,000 and a trip to New York for the trailers premiere, as well as a line credit at the end of the trailer, which will be shown before every Film Society screening for the next two years. HBO Films producers will professionally finish the trailer.

Through creative use of imagery and words in graphic montage or other means, the 45-second trailer should let audiences know they are seeing a presentation of The Film Society of Lincoln Center. The winning entry will be the one that best conveys the Film Societys core image and mission, touches upon its major offerings, signals ways to learn more and get involved and credit its underwriter and creator.

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