DIFF – Finalists Announced in TXU Energy Student Film Contest

11 03 2011

The votes are in and students from six North Texas schools will be walking the red carpet and mingling with the stars during the DALLAS International Film Festival.  Here they are.

High school and college students from across Texas have been competing to win $30,000 in cash and grants in the TXU Energy Light Up the Red Carpet Student Film Contest. The students were challenged to create a video demonstrating their view of the future of energy.

The finalists in the High School category are:

“I Want to Make You Happy,” Booker T. Washington High School

“Looking out for Texas,” Richardson High School

“The Aftermath,” Garland High School

The finalists in the College category are:

“After the Dark,” UT Arlington

“Queen Kill-A-Watt,” Art Institute of Dallas

“Zephyr,” University of North Texas

Finalists’ videos will be screened during the DALLAS International Film Festival scheduled for March 31 – April 10, 2011.  Winners will be announced at the festival’s awards ceremony on April 8, 2011. All TXU Energy Light Up the Red Carpet finalists will have the opportunity to meet with film industry professionals and a top filmmaker at a special VIP event during the festival.

In addition to a night of glitz and glamour on the red carpet for students, winning high schools will receive the following cash technology grants for its film program: 1st place prize is $7,500; 2nd place prize is $5,000; and 3rd place prize is $2,500. In the college division, the same cash prizes will apply; however, the prize for each winner will be split between the college’s film program and the director of the winning video.

About TXU Energy

TXU Energy is a market-leading competitive retailer that provides electricity and related services to approximately 2 million electricity customers in Texas. TXU Energy offers a variety of innovative products and solutions, allowing both its residential and business customers to choose options that best meet their needs, including exceptional customer service, competitively priced electricity service plans, innovative energy efficiency options, renewable energy programs and other electricity-related products and services.  Visit txu.com for more information about TXU Energy.  REP #10004.

About the DALLAS Film Society

The DALLAS Film Society celebrates films and their impact on society.  A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the DALLAS Film Society recognizes and honors filmmakers for their achievements in enhancing the creative community, provides educational programs to students to develop better understanding of the role of film in today’s world, and promotes the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of film-making. The annual DALLAS International Film Festival, scheduled for March 31-April 10, 2011, will be presented by Cadillac and is a presentation of the DALLAS Film Society. In addition to producing one of the largest festivals in the Southwest, the Society produces numerous year round events, screening series and partnership programs with arts organizations around the city. For more information, call (214) 720-0555, or visit http://www.dallasfilm.org.  The offices of the DALLAS Film Society are located at 3625 North Hall Street, Suite 740, Dallas, TX 75219.

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