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Wild West Film Fest kicks off Friday

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The Wild West Film Fest Horror Edition is on deck this weekend to give filmmakers a scary good challenge: write, edit and produce a film in 48 hours.

The 48-hour festival, which is donating proceeds to the Hollywood Hawks Career Orientation program and KU Filmworks, works like this:

  • Teams of filmmakers sign up Friday, Oct. 21.

  • After signing up, they will be given secret criteria that all films must
    follow.

  • The teams must turn in their films by 10 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23.

  • The films will be reviewed and the
    top 25 films will be screened Sunday, Oct. 30 at Liberty Hall.

The top three films will win prizes for their teams, including $100 and gift certificates.

Teams can sign up in person between 7 and 9 p.m. Friday at Henry’s on Eighth or at Hollywood at Home in Overland Park, or online at www.wildwestfilmfest.com.

The Oct. 30 showing begins at 7:30 p.m. at Liberty Hall, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.

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