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Woodinville Filmmaker to Have Film Shown at Austin Film Festival Competition

The film, "Left," is a heart-warming animated story about a little robot that gets left behind while collecting samples on a strange planet.

An film created by Woodinville resident, Travis Chen, has been selected to be shown at the Austin Film Festival this weekend as part of the Young Filmmakers Program Competition. His film, Left, is a heart-warming animated story about a little robot that gets left behind while collecting samples on a strange planet. 

Left will be showing, along with other winning Young Filmmakers Program shorts, at the Hideout Theatre on 617 Congress Ave in Austin, Texas on Oct. 20 at 2:15 p.m. and again on Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. 

Each year, The Young Filmmakers Competition is open to filmmakers ages 13 to 18 and is free to enter. The winning filmmaker will receive an AFF Typewriter Award travel reimbursement and two nights’ hotel stay during the festival. While at the festival, the competing filmmakers will have the opportunity to see almost 200 films, learn from panels featuring industry veterans, and network at parties attended by the likes of John August, writer of Frankenweenie and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dan Angel and Billy Brown, the writing/producing team behind “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour,” and four different executives from Pixar. 

Founded by Austin Film Festival in 1994, The Young Filmmakers Program encourages and supports students, ages 9 – 18, to explore their creativity and improve their literacy skills through the arts of screenwriting and filmmaking. YFP offers an education program (Digital Storytelling), scholarships, PSA competitions, and summer film camps. For more information on YFP, contact Patrick Pryor at patrick@austinfilmfestival.com or 1-800-310-3378. 

The 19th Austin Film Festival will take place on Oct 18-25, 2012 in 
Austin, Texas. You can find more information at austinfilmfestival.com

--Information from the Austin Film Festival.

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