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Posted on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 : 2:10 p.m.

Grab your phone: Ann Arbor Film Festival sponsoring promotional video contest

By Staff

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is now accepting trailer submissions to creatively promote its 50th festival via the AAFF mobile shorts contest.

To participate, simply make a short trailer promoting the upcoming 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival using a mobile device (i.e., pocket size), and your piece may be selected to screen at the festival. Winning entries will also earn a full festival pass, an AAFF swag bag, and a new Kodak PlaySport Zx5 HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera.

Trailer Guidelines:

• Between 30-45 seconds in length

• Creatively capture the spirit of the AAFF, serving as the oldest and largest forum for film as an art form in the U.S.

• Include the following text: "The 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival" and "March 27 - April 1, 2012"

• Once complete, upload your festival trailer to Vimeo between February 13-29 and email the link to with "mobile shorts" in the subject line and details about your piece, including what mobile device was used to create it.

Public voting to select the top trailer finalists will run March 1-16. The final winner(s) will be announced on March 27, opening day of the 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Here is one example of a creative trailer for the 50th AAFF:

Ann Arbor Film Festival: 50th Year Advert from sean curtis patrick on Vimeo.