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You’ve got 60 seconds, can you tell a story on video in that time?

The Homewood Public Library is giving you the opportunity to put your creativity to work for its One Minute Film Festival. Planning starts Thursday, March 31, when Youth Services Librarian Kelly Campos hosts an information session at 3 p.m. at the library, 17917 Dixie Highway. She will give details on the June 22 festival.

For those who can’t make the meeting, the library will post the rules and requirements, online April 1, as well as information about the library’s media lab tools to help filmmakers produce their movies.

Participants must be Homewood and East Hazel Crest residents; persons employed in the villages; or persons attending either a public or private school in the Homewood-Flossmoor High School area.

Judging will be by category: families — all members participating; youth — students through sixth grade; teens — seventh grade through high school; new adult —18- to 25-year-olds; and adults.

The one-minute limit requires filmmakers to filter out all the extras and focus on the story, Campos said.

“The stories of everyday people are, in my opinion, even more vital to understanding the human condition than the stories of famous people or reading the next great novel. I thought it would be a way to connect people of the community to each other,” she added, “and to some of the less well-known resources we have” at the library.

For additional information, visit the Homewood Public Library website at www.homewoodlibrary.org.



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