SOURCE: Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation

April 04, 2007 11:00 ET

The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation Seeking Emerging Filmmakers for Annual Film Festival

Now Accepting Submissions

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 4, 2007 -- The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation (TASF) is asking innovative filmmakers from around the world to submit their work for inclusion in the Tupac Amaru Shakur Film Festival. This year's festival is scheduled to take place on November 10, 2007 at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. The event will start at 2:00PM.

The inaugural event garnered global interest culminating with a rapturous crowd viewing the documentary "The Hip Hop Project." Actor Bruce Willis and actress/rapper Queen Latifah joined forces to bring this film to the big screen. "We are looking to grow this annual event and create a forum for filmmakers of all ages to showcase their work," says Afeni Shakur, President and Founder of TASF.

For consideration, applicants (either individually or in a group) are invited to submit their work. A jury of established professionals will review and judge the entries and select one film to be screened in the "Selective Choice" film category. The winning filmmaker or team will have the unique opportunity to speak to the audience at the Tupac Center following the screening.

Submission Requirements
Deadline:  October 1, 2007
--  Completed Form
--  A film 90-minutes in length or less (DVD of VHS only)
--  PG-13 or lower rating
--  $35.00 non-refundable processing fee
To download an application and view the official rules and requirements visit
Completed entries can be sent to:
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts
5616 Memorial Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

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