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Macon Film Festival announces first wave of selections for 2015 competition

The Macon Film Festival has announced the official selections for the Animation Shorts, Documentary Feature and Documentary Shorts competition for the 2015 festival, which runs July 16-19.

The selections are both domestic and international, including selections from Afghanistan, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cyrus,

France, Germany, Israel, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

All films will screen twice during the festival, except for the special screenings and the Central Georgia Showcase films, which

will screen just once, according to a release from the festival.

“It is always an exciting time of the festival year when the official selections list is announced,” said festival programmer Tabitha Lynne Walker. “The festival began receiving submissions for the 2015 festival last October, and screeners comprised of festival supporters, industry professionals, and filmmakers were tasked with viewing each of the submissions through March.”

There was a record number of submitted films for the festival’s 10th year.

The festival will also present Music Documentary, Music Video, Narrative Feature, Narrative Shorts, Southern Documentary,

Central Georgia Showcase, LGBT Shorts, and Student Shorts categories. Those announcements are forthcoming.

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