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Little Hollywood Shootout Film Awards
The submissions for the sixth annual “Little Hollywood Shootout,” quick turnaround filmmaking competition premiered at a community screening on Saturday, March 19, at the Crescent Moon Theater in Kanab. The screening capped off an intense two-day guerrilla filming competition in Utah’s Little Hollywood.
It all started at high noon, on March 16. Requirements and assignments were revealed to the filmmakers and the race was on to produce a five-minute film.
Films were judged on originality, technical and creative merit, use of the theme “Red Rocks and Shamrocks,” and the utilization of assigned locations.
Local filmmaker Jeff Sanders took home top honors for his film “City of Dreams.” “Homespun” was awarded second place, followed by “Golden City,” “Homespun BTS,” and “The Sham.”
After the films were screened, attendees voted for their favorite film. The Audience Choice Award went to Trevor Black for “Fightin the Reaper.” All the 2016 films can be viewed on Vimeo under Little Hollywood Shootout.
“We appreciate all the filmmakers’ efforts in doing a great job with the extremely difficult task of pulling everything together in such a short amount of time,” said Kelly Stowell, Kane County Film Commissioner. “The shootout has been a great event that builds on our history and we’re happy to see the results of the filmmakers showcasing the community.”
The shootout was sponsored by Center for Education, Business, and the Arts, Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab City, Kane County Economic Development, Kane County Film Commission, Kane County Office of Tourism, Little Hollywood Movie Museum, Parry Lodge, Utah Film Commission and the Utah Office of Tourism.