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Profile Events: Festival and Student Filmmakers

profile events: One of the higher profile events for student filmmakers in North America, the festival fielded 5,000 submissions from 40 countries, according to Vancouver Courier. The bad news revolves around extremely tight timelines. First, the good news four films produced by students in Templeton secondary's Afterschool Film Program have been accepted into the prestigious All American High School Film Festival in early October. The films were accepted in late August, the week before school started. That amount covered partial costs around airfares, accommodations and festival entry fees. Getting 18 students to New York City costs roughly 13,000, a figure that was successfully raised in just over five weeks.A Go Fund Me campaign was launched in the days after the films were accepted, and the funding push met its initial 13,000 goal on Sept. 19. ( As reported in the news.