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CARVER to Open Second Annual REEL EAST FILM FESTIVAL, August 21-23, 2015

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Contact: reeleastfilm@gmail.com

Oaklyn, NJ – Carver, the horror film phenomenon directed by teen wunderkind Emily DiPrimio, will open the Second Annual Reel East Film Festival (REFF) for a 7:30 screening on August 21, 2015 at the historic Ritz Theatre in Oaklyn, NJ. South Jersey native DiPrimio will introduce the film, with a Q and A to follow. The full festival will run from August 21-23, with more featured guests to be announced.

In the tradition of the past returning to haunt the present, Carver features a group of teens who regret a despicable act they committed years earlier. Their actions had left three dead, and now, on the anniversary of the crimes, an ominous carved pumpkin is found at each of their homes. Revenge may come in human or nonhuman form in this suspenseful tale of dread by a fresh new voice in filmmaking.

Carver, which began as a prominent Kickstarter campaign, will be one of many features filling out the festival. Submissions are still open: along with our features, we are looking for unique short films to program, 40 minutes and under, in the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Student and Animated. We are also accepting feature films of 60 minutes or longer in two categories: Independent Feature Film and Regional Independent Film. International submissions are also welcomed. The short films, the student short films, and the feature films will be in competition for several awards, including an Audience Award, to be presented on the day of the festival.

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To submit your film, visit www.filmfreeway.org/festival/ReelEastFilmFestival

DEADLINES:

All Short Films, excluding Student Shorts:

Regular Deadline: July 17, 2015

Better-Late-Than-Never Deadline: July 31, 2015

Student Short Film:

Regular Deadline: July 17, 2015

Better-Late-Than-Never Deadline: July 31, 2015

Independent Feature Film:

Regular Deadline: July 17, 2015

Better-Late-Than-Never Deadline: July 31, 2015

Regional Independent Feature Film:

Regular Deadline: July 17, 2015

Better-Late-Than-Never Deadline: July 31, 2015

About the REFF:

In its second year, the Reel East Film Festival is committed to providing a forum for both established and up and coming filmmakers to showcase their work. Presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and Rutgers-Camden Film Studies, REFF screens independent films from around the world, while also focusing on the work of local filmmakers in the Camden County and Southern New Jersey area. The Reel East Film Festival will be held August 21-23, 2015, at the Ritz Theatre in Oaklyn, NJ.

New Jersey’s rich cinematic history continues to provide an inspiration for great films. Located just miles from Philadelphia, the REFF will feature screenings of new and classic films, discussions and related events. Over the course of three days/nights in August, this weekend festival will give viewers the opportunity to meet regional and visiting filmmakers. The REFF serves area residents, visitors, students, local businesses and the regional film community. Committed to a global perspective and the power of storytelling, the festival will feature independent films of all levels and genres. We’re proud to offer an insider’s view of a democratic industry.

Contact: reeleastfilm@gmail.com

Short Film Submissions at Film Freeway (Fee: $25, Students: $15)
Feature Film Submissions at Film Freeway (Fee: Independent Feature: $50, Regional Independent Feature: $45)

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