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Local filmmakers compete in 36-hour film festival

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The race is on for local film makers. They have a little more than 24 hours left to complete an entire film. The 36-hour Final Cut Film Festival started Friday morning at nine o'clock. Anthony Morin is in a race against the clock. He has to have an eight-minute movie written, filmed and edited in just 36 hours. Actor Scott Parks said, "Having the time constraint makes you work harder to fully realize exactly what it is you want." But director Anthony Morin says the time restraint isn't the hard part. "The hardest thing about this is getting everything into this in eight minutes and making it make sense," he said. "It's hard to explain a story in eight minutes…" Morin and his crew are up against 25 other teams trying to win Wilmington's Final Cut Film Festival. Morin said, "It's very competitive. Most of the people I've worked with are involved in this and it's kind of nice to work against them, see what they have to offer, then show them what you have." Not only can each team showcase their work to other filmmakers. They also get a chance to show the public what local film making is all about. "There's really a lot more creativity involved in something like this compared to a large production because there is no money involved and there's nobody up top telling you what to do," Morin said. "We have room to be artistic and it's a lot different than anything you would see." The filmmakers have until nine Saturday night to finish their project, after that the film will be viewed and judged. You can catch the top ten films at Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington Sunday night starting at seven o'clock. Tickets are $8 for the general public and $6 for students.

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