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What IF Festival is Seeking Short Creative Films


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Media Advisory
June 28, 2011

Media contact: Travis Duncan
Media Specialist
(719) 531-6333, x1202;

What IF Festival is Seeking Short Creative Films

Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 28, 2011) – The What IF Festival is seeking creative and innovative short film submissions from around the Pikes Peak region to showcase at the Pikes Peak Center during the Festival’s second annual celebration on Saturday, September 10, 2011. The Festival’s Film Evaluation Committee is looking for family-friendly films, between five and 20 minutes in length, that explore some aspect of creativity and/or innovation in our region.

Submissions could be produced by your company’s video department or simply made in your backyard – what’s important is the idea your film transmits. Your film could be about some aspect of creativity occurring in your area or the film could simply be the creative work itself. Whether it’s a Rube Goldberg Machine, stop-motion animation, or the children’s toy you circuit bent in your basement – the possibilities are really wide open.

What IF Film Evaluation Committee Selection Criteria
The What IF Film Evaluation Committee is responsible for selecting films to be shown at the Pikes Peak Center during the What IF Festival. Films are reviewed solely on their own merit using these criteria:

  • Quality
  • Overall community interest
  • Creativity/Innovation on display
  • Created by or about residents and issues pertaining to the Pikes Peak region
  • Length of film/film clip
  • Special needs or requests associated with entry

Prohibited Programming

  1. Programs which contain the use of adult language, images or situations.
  2. Programs soliciting or promoting unlawful conduct, or including statements, pictures, or sound which violates city, state, or federal laws.

Submissions are due by Friday, August 12. Please include your name and contact information with your submission. Links to videos hosted online can be emailed to Hard copies can be sent to:

Pikes Peak Library District
Attn: Travis Duncan
5550 N. Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Applicants whose entries are selected for screening at the Pikes Peak Center will be notified by Monday, August 29. If selected, applicants must provide a high quality video file or DVD of their work for screening.

More information on the What IF Festival is available here:

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