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Woburn Public Media Offers to Help You Make a Short Film

Woburn Public Media is taking part in the Just a Minute Festival.

Submitted by Woburn Public Media: 

Woburn Public Media is pleased to announce that our community will be actively participating in the Just A Minute Festival.

The Festival is an online, viewer’s choice event that highlights short films, 60 second or less. Don’t know how to make a short film? Woburn Public Media will teach you and help you create your one-minute masterpiece.

You don’t need professional equipment, films can be made with any device, phone, iPad, computer or what ever and they can be on any topic of or any genre. The only requirement is that it must be no more than 60 seconds in total running time.  

Once completed, films can be uploaded to the website www.JustAMinute.tv until Oct. 1. Starting Oct. 5, the productions will be streamed, at random, through the site and you are invite to visit, view and vote as often as you’d like. Unlike American Idol and other viewers choice shows, the Festival will give $20 to a random voter each week, just to say thanks for helping to choose the winners.

Voting ends Dec. 1 and the winners will be announced on Dec. 10. The Festival has a top prize of $500 and there are great prizes exclusively for Woburn residents. Gift cards from businesses such as Laser Craze and The Restaurant, as well as the ever popular cash prize, are up for grabs for local productions. 

The Festival was started as a local event a few years back, but thanks to social media traction, it has grown to become an international event. Films have come from over 25 countries and over a million viewers from 110 countries have visited the site. If you need some inspiration, films from past seasons are being streamed through the site.

For more information, call Woburn Public Media at 781-937-8210 extension 10200 or visit the website www.JustAMinute.tv.

The Festival is supported, in part, by a grant from the Woburn Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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