FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Amanda Livingston
Marketing Manager, Abingdon CVB
335 Cummings Street, Abingdon VA 24210
WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2016 ABINGDON SHORTS COMPETITION
Abingdon, VA – The Abingdon Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the winners of the first ever Abingdon Shorts competition. The short film competition was designed to promote and support creative talents in directing and producing short films related to Abingdon’s tourism, culture, and heritage. Prizes were awarded for first, second and third place. The 2017 competition opens February 1st, with films due by July 19, 2017.
There were several short films submitted, of which the judging committee selected the top three to receive awards. First place went to producer J.R. Linkous’ short film titled Like a Kid Again, a ninety second piece about what it feels like to hit up Main Street in Abingdon at an older age. Jon Phelps’ narrative comedy titled The Shoot received second place and J.R. Linkous also placed third with his spoken word film titled Playtime.
All three winning films can be viewed at http://www.abingdonshorts.com/2016-winners
“We were excited to see the quality of films submitted this first year for the competition,” said Kevin Costello, Director of Tourism for the Town of Abingdon. “We plan on using the films as promotional content on our website and social media outlets and plug the producers at the same time. The producers did a fantastic job incorporating our tagline “It’s Always Playtime in Abingdon” into their work and capturing the essence of the competition.”
Filmmakers can visit AbingdonShorts.com for competition guidelines, prizes, and judging criteria.