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$25k production budget to be awarded to top short filmmaker

Filmmakers around the world have been submitting video entries into the Wyoming Short Film Contest which ends in just over a week's time.

A judging panel of veteran filmmakers who have worked on films such as "Kill Bill" and "Into The Wild," will review submissions for the 2015 contest and announce the winner in May. Filmmakers with short films under 15 minutes in length can submit their entries in for free.

The Wyoming Film Office is running the contest to find the best filmmaking talent and will work with the winner to help them produce their next film in the state. Film Production Senior Coordinator Colin Stricklin recently spoke with us about the contest and highlighted some of the most popular shooting locations in Wyoming.

Films such as Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" and Spielberg's classic "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," have previously filmed locally along with commercials and popular TV series.


Filmmakers are invited to enter their films into the Wyoming Short Film Contest before April 2nd for the chance of receiving a $25,000 Grand Prize. Once the contest closes, the voting round will commence on April 17th with the selected winner being announced on May 1st 2015.

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