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Fort Smith International Film Festival partners with Keep Arkansas Beautiful for video contest

The Fort Smith International Film Festival, Ozark Media Arts Festival, Arkansas Cinema Society (ACS) and Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission will host a statewide video contest for high school students (grades 9-12) to create a video commercial of 30 seconds or less that promotes environmental responsibility in Arkansas.

The contest will run from March 1 until May 24. Winners will be announced on June 28 at the ACS Filmmaking Lab for Teen Girls. There is no fee to enter the contest.

Students should focus their video on the Keep Arkansas Beautiful mission of inspiring Arkansans to improve their communities through education, preventing litter, promoting recycling and keeping Arkansas beautiful.

Videos must be submitted to the Fort Smith International Film Festival on FilmFreeway at

For more information about the film festival contest visit

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