PERMIAN BASIN, TX (KWES) - Calling all student filmmakers! The Basin PBS announced their student short film festival Wednesday, open to junior high and high school students ages 12-18 with proof of enrollment.

Qualifying submissions will be no longer than eight minutes, completed after August 29, and fall into one of these categories: Narrative, Documentary, Journalism, PSA, Animation or a Basin PBS Special "Bullying." The submission deadline is Thursday, December 13, 2018, and winners will be announced at the Basin PBS Student Short Film Festival workshop and awards lunch Saturday, January 19, at the Basin PBS offices.

Winners will include one winning film from each age division (jr. high & high school) and one honorable mention from each age division. The film festival is funded by the Arts Council of Midland. Community partners for this project are Communities in Schools and Educate Midland.

Each first place winner will receive a camcorder. Both first place and honorable mention entries will air on Basin PBS. The jury for the film festival will include filmmakers, producers, and Basin PBS staff.

This event will also include a workshop portion that will include sessions with various PBS producers.

"The student film festival is an incredible opportunity for students of our communities to showcase their talents, gain exposure for their work, learn more about filmmaking and network with others who have the same interests as well as give their passions and concerns a voice," said Alyson Trevino, Creative Director for Basin PBS. "We look forward to seeing what our talented students come up with and encourage all junior high and high school students to submit their work."

For more information about submission to the Basin PBS student short film festival, please visit www.basinpbs.org or contact Alyson Trevino at 432-934-6722 or atrevino@basinpbs.org.