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‘Action’ time : SBIFF’s 10-10-10 competition starts with 19 finalists

Finalists in the Santa Barbara Film Festival's 10-10-10 competition, in which young filmmakers are teamed with young screenwriters to produce a 10-minute film by the end of the festival, gather at Tuesday's press conference.

Finalists in the Santa Barbara Film Festival’s 10-10-10 competition, in which young filmmakers are teamed with young screenwriters to produce a 10-minute film by the end of the festival, gather at Tuesday’s press conference.


“The minute they walk out the door, the camera starts rolling!”

It was a bit of hyperbole (no cameras rolled at all) but in terms of the 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking competition, the movie-making started on Tuesday afternoon after a brief press conference at the Canary Hotel.

Michael Stinson of Santa Barbara City College ended the announcement with the above words, flanked by his partner, Guy Smith of Antioch University, and the 19 high school and college-aged contestants.

They now have until the end of the Film Festival on Feb. 9 to shoot and edit a 10-minute film.

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