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AETN to host Student Filmmakers Showcase in Little Rock May 13

Posted 10 May 2019

The Arkansas Educational Television Network will host the Student Filmmakers Showcase Monday, May 13, at 6 p.m. at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. Arkansas Historic Places Student Film Prize winners will be announced. The event is free and open to the public.

Films screened at the event will be curated digital shorts from AETN's "Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase," which highlights the creativity and talent of the state's kindergarten through 12th grade students.

The screening will include the following films:

Now in its 13th year, "Student Selects" gives Arkansas student filmmakers the opportunity for possible broadcast on AETN, streaming on aetn.org, prize competitions, and screenings, including the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF).

In partnership with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and the Quapaw Quarter Association, fifth through 12th grade students, including homeschooled students, may compete for the Arkansas Historic Places Student Film Prize, which only accepts documentaries about any historic site in the state that is at least 50 or more years old. The following prizes will be awarded: grand prize, $800; first place, $500; second place, $400; third place, $300; and fourth place, $200.

"Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase" will air on AETN in September and October. AETN will host youth filmmaking workshops and screenings of student films at the HSDFF in October.

Additional information is available at aetn.org/studentselects.

AETN "Student Selects" partners include: the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Heritage; the Quapaw Quarter Association; and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving cultural resources.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. Audiences can also watch on several digital platforms, and members with AETN Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).