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A&E briefs: Breckenridge Film Festival announces call for entries 2016

Summit Youth Orchestra will be starting its next session in January, and is accepting video auditions on all instruments from grades 7-12, or by teacher recommendation for younger students.

Breckenridge Film Festival announces call for entries 2016

The call for entries is now open for the 2016 Breckenridge Film Festival, slated for Sept. 15-18, 2016. Films will be accepted in traditional categories, including documentary, comedy, drama, short comedy, short drama and spiritual. Also included are the adventure films and the newest addition, animation, to the lineup of genres.

Films have historically been submitted by local as well as global filmmakers, making the Breckenridge Film Festival an international event.

"The entire village of Breckenridge seemed supportive of the festival, and we felt appreciated every step of the way — at the festival events, like the filmmaker panel, and get-togethers," said attending filmmaker Toby Poser of the independent film, "Knuckle Jack," in a statement. "There was a feeling of camaraderie amongst the attending filmmakers who obviously also felt welcomed and respected. The films we saw were of really fine quality, and we were especially impressed by the Breckenridge audiences themselves. Our Q&A was the longest and most in-depth we've experienced yet on the festival circuit. The Breckenridge Film Festival is a well-run, honorable festival to which we hope to return one day."

Submission fees are at their lowest in the early-bird submission period, which ends Feb. 5, 2016. Local, regional, national and international filmmakers are encouraged to submit amateur and professional films alike. The festival is particularly interested in receiving locally produced adventure films, with certain selected films being featured in a special, new Summit County-focused short film block to be presented at the 2016 festival.

Filmmakers whose films are selected are offered a chance to visit Breckenridge during the festival to present the film to intimate audiences, enjoy Breckenridge Film Festival hospitality (including lodging), and mingle with fellow filmmakers as well as a film-loving audience.

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Visit http://www.breckfilmfest.com or the Breckenridge Film Festival page on http://www.filmfreeway.com or http://www.withoutabox.com for guidelines for entries and to make a submission. Selected films from 2015 as well as award winners are also posted on http://www.breckfilmfest.com.

Be a part of the Summit Youth Orchestra

Summit Youth Orchestra will be starting its next session in January, and is accepting video auditions on all instruments from grades 7-12, or by teacher recommendation for younger students. The semester will run Jan. 10 thru May 14. The cost for the semester is $200 which includes 11 rehearsals and two concert performances. Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings at Dillon Community Church.

Video auditions are due by Dec. 28 and should include the following:

Strings: Two scales, 2 or 3 octaves, one major and one minor and a solo piece of your choice.

Brass & Winds: Two scales, 1 or 2 octaves, one major and one minor and a solo piece of your choice.

Percussion: Five rudiments of their choice performed on snare and two solo pieces, one on mallet instrument and one on timpani.

For any questions and application submittals, please email Michaela at summityouthorchestra@gmail.com.