The MT's Two-Minute Film Festival has returned

Calling all filmmakers.

The Mail Tribune's fourth annual Two-Minute Film Festival kicked off Thursday.

Use your filmmaking skills to create a two-minute video — preferably one with a plot or story. The video can be a story about anything, within reason.

Entrants can submit their videos through 11:59 a.m. Wednesday, April 9. Those who register on the site also vote for their favorites during the same time period.

Southern Oregon University emerging media and digital arts professor Erik Palmer, Ashland Independent Film Festival screener Mandy Valencia and Mail Tribune web content producer Ryan Pfeil will choose first-, second- and third-place finalists. Online voters will select a People's Choice Award.

All winners will be announced online and in the paper's April 13 Sunday Life edition.

First prize is a year-long basic membership from Southern Oregon Film & Television. Valued at $30, the membership includes digital newsletters, opportunities to network with fellow members, participation in demos and seminars and more.

Second prize is a $20 Cinemark gift certificate. Third prize is a $15 Cinemark gift certificate. The people's choice winner will get a $20 gift certificate from Dutch Bros.

To register and enter your film, visit Any questions can be directed to The Mail Tribune will not accept any DVDs or CDs and cannot upload your entry for you.

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