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J.J. Abrams Announces Lucasfilm’s 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Contest

Are you a Star Wars fan? Wait – that was a silly question. Lemme ask a different one. Are you a Star Wars fan who’s also a filmmaker? If so, today is your lucky day! J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm have announced the beginning of the 2016 Star Wars Fan Film competition!

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You can enter over at StarWars.com, where submissions will be accepted until 11:59 PM on April 24th in several categories including comedy, animation, and non-fiction. And what do you get for your trouble? In addition to the award and huge bragging rights when the awards are announced at Star Wars Celebration 2016, you also win a sweet Star Wars prize pack filled to the brim with awesome merch.

Here’s the official description:

Welcome to the Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2016, a celebration of fan creativity inspired by a galaxy far, far away! Create and submit your own Star Wars film for a chance to win a Star Wars Prize Pack consisting of Star Wars-themed merchandise, a limited edition print of Star Wars concept art autographed by the artist, and a commemorative trophy.

Log in to access a sound asset pack of official Star Wars sounds to use in your film. Award categories include Filmmaker Select, Best Animation, Best Non-Fiction, Spirit of Fandom, Best Comedy, Best Visual Effects, and Audience Choice.

Submissions are open through 11:59 p.m. PT on April 24, 2016. Enter now and may the Force be with you!

So, will you be entering?

(via Laughing Squid)

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