PORTLAND — The Portland Children’s Film Festival is looking for submissions for the Young Film Makers Contest that takes place in conjunction with the festival April 4-7, 2013.

The contest is open to students from kindergarten through high school from Portland and surrounding communities. Films may be of any style, but can only be three minutes in length.

Winning films and other judges’ picks will be shown at an April 7 pajama parta at the Patriot Cinemas’ Nickelodean and other big screens during the 2013 festival.

This year’s contest theme is “Connections.” Connections could be associations between people, objects, events, ideas or any other kind of connection filmmakers can imagine. Entries will be judged on theme, production quality, originality and story-telling.

Film submissions must be postmarked by Feb. 25, 2013. Contest rules and entry forms are available on the festival’s website: portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com.

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