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Showcase shows Minnesota film has a future

Posted at 3:59 PM on October 26, 2008 by Euan Kerr

A hugely talented group of young film makers strutted their stuff (in one case literally) at the All City Youth Film Showcase at the Walker Saturday.

There were documentaries on gangs, the election and fetal alcohol syndrome, thought-provoking experimental films and delightful animated pieces, plus a raft of narrative films ranging from a hard-hitting piece on a gun's journey through the community (which won the curators award) to a crowd-pleasing basketball spoof which won the audience award.

In the question and answer session after the screening several of the film makers said they were eager to continue making films as a career, but a surprising number said they were thinking of other occupations. "It's a plan C," one of them said.

No matter what they do in the future, what they have achieved so far is remarkable.

This was the first teen film showcase, but organizers hope to make it an annual event. Several of the films are available on YouTube and other web sites.

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