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Aspiring filmmakers race to finish challenge in Sylvania

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    Karleigh Lamb, left, 17, of Toledo and Cate Del Signore, 17, of Sylvania wait for their turn to draw a genre for he 50-hour short film challenge.

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    Jacob Everhart, 15, and his father Brad Everhart makes adjustments to their camera.

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    Nate Schank and Jennifer Archer, both of the Sylvania Community Arts Commission, announce the criteria for the 2nd Annual Tree City Film Festival.

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Karleigh Lamb, left, 17, of Toledo and Cate Del Signore, 17, of Sylvania wait for their turn to draw a genre for he 50-hour short film challenge.

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Sylvania has turned into a mini-Hollywood with aspiring filmmakers racing to complete the short film challenge for the annual Tree City Film Festival.

At 8:30 a.m. today, Sourwood Mountain, one of the 18 film-making teams, already was shooting its film, to be between eight and 10 minutes long.

“We are filming our very first scene at the Root, Inc., office,” said Joshua Lightle, a Sylvania resident and one of the participants in the three-member team. The business office is located on Main Street in downtown Sylvania. 

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Nate Schank and Jennifer Archer, both of the Sylvania Community Arts Commission, announce the criteria for the 2nd Annual Tree City Film Festival.

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Sylvania Community Arts Commission officials had unveiled the required film elements the evening before during a kickoff event at Sodbuster Bar in downtown Sylvania, and teams drew for their genres. Results of the second-annual 50-hour film challenge will be viewed at the festival held April 24 through April 26.

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Mr. Lightle was confident his team would meet Sunday's 8 p.m submission deadline to complete its work using the film genre Hostage Situations. 

“We feel great about the deadline and we kept it simple, with two actors and one location,” he said.

He and team members Dave Ayling from Lambertville and Chad Dankert, also of Sylvania, had written their script Friday night.

“We did a first pass last night and made some revisions,” Mr. Lightle said, outlining plans to complete shooting today and then editing on Sunday.

Required elements of this year’s film-fest entries include the name Pat or Patrick Lathrop, a National Geographic magazine as a prop, and the corner of Maplewood Avenue and Main Street as a location.

Final submissions will be judged by Scott Weinstein, a writer for Saturday Night Live; Ellyn Exley, a producer with Happy Valley Studios in Los Angeles, and Oliver Pearce, manager of post production at Nickelodeon Animation Studios, also in Los Angeles.

Contact Natalie Trusso Cafarello at: 419-206-0356, or ntrusso@theblade.com, or on Twitter @natalietrusso.

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