Arts Beat

Rock Hill Festival Looking for Filmmakers

By Amanda Ladymon
Thursday, March 21, 2013 |

Filmmakers are invited to submit independent short films for a juried competition, with chances to win some cold hard cash. The Arts Council of York County is hosting its annual Underexposed Film Festival in November. Taking place at the Community Performance Center in Rock Hill, the competition will be filled with high-quality, emergent, and talented filmmakers. Submissions should be professionally presented short films, in one of the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Animation, or Experimental, with a runtime of 45 minutes or less.

Entries can be submitted online at To submit entries the old fashioned way, by snail mail, you can get entry instructions by visiting

Submission deadlines run April 19 through July 19, but the earlier you submit, the less costly the entry fee. Entry fees start at $20 and max out at $40. Awards include Best in Show (first place), In the Limelight (second place), Out of the Shadows (third place), and Everyone Loved It (fourth place), with prizes totaling $1,950. There will also be two new awards this year:  the Woman to Watch, given to best female director and Best Student Film. The Arts Community Service Program of the Woman’s Club of Rock Hill and an affiliate of GFWC sponsor these two new awards.

The Underexposed Film Festival in York County will be held at the Community Performance Center, which is located at 249 East Main Street, Rock Hill, S.C. The event is Nov. 15-16. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit

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