Robert Morris University Illinois' Chicago Shorts Festival Calls for Entries

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Film-making college students from across the country - and the world - are invited to submit entries to the Third Annual Chicago Shorts Festival to be held April 27, 2016

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The Chicago Shorts Festival is a great opportunity for college students with a passion for film-making.

Robert Morris University Illinois invites college students with a passion for film-making to participate in the Third Annual Chicago Shorts Festival. Last year RMU received over 120 entries from across the US and from eight countries. It will be exciting to see the work of future film-makers on the big screen at the Gene Siskel Film Center on State Street in Chicago where the top scoring films will be shown on April 27, 2016.

All entries will go through a jurying process by industry professionals to determine the best student work. In addition to the fame that will accompany the winning entry, there will be a $1000 cash prize for the first place winner in each category. Second and third place winners will receive great prizes as well. It is free to enter and free to attend the screening. Submissions will be accepted through March 15, 2016.

Students are directed to begin the application process through the Festival website: and can email questions to 2016fest(at)chicagoshortsfestival(dot)org.

Robert Morris University Illinois is a not-for-profit, baccalaureate and graduate degree granting institution, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.* The University serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education in business, graphic arts, nursing and health care, culinary and computer studies at its main campus in Chicago, as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Springfield, Peoria, Schaumburg and Lake County. In all communications, please refer to the university by its full name, Robert Morris University Illinois. For more information, call 800-RMC-5960 or visit the web site at

*Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602, 312-263-0456.

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