[image-1]In today’s frenzy of social media and television, it’s easy for people and their products to be overexposed. Unfortunately, a lot of overexposure goes towards people like the Kardashians, Justin Bieber, Lindsey Lohan, and other no-talent entertainers. The Underexposed Film Festival in York County is trying to change that.

Open to entries from the public, The Underexposed Film Fest is set up to showcase independent filmmakers. Cash prizes can be won for narrative, animation, experimental, documentary, student, and female directed films. Karen Collins, the festival’s organizer, has served as an assistant director for the movies Gettysburg, The Thin Red Line, and Glory. She believes that the short film is often the purest form of filmmaking. Apparently, others agree as Underexposed has grown to a three day event for its third year.

Entries should be 45 minutes or less, and will be shown November 13-15 in the Community Performance Center in Rock Hill. If films are submitted by April 18, there is a $25 fee. Three later entry deadlines, May 16, June 20, and July 18 are scheduled, but the cost per entry goes up the later the submission is received. Entries submitted through the festival’s official website, withoutabox.com, receive a $5 discount, and student entries receive an additional $5 off. Prize categories include Exposed (Best of Show/First Place), In the Limelight (Second Place), Out of the Shadows (Third Place), and Terry Roueche Audience Choice, the Woman to Watch (best female director), and Best Student Film. The six winners will receive $1,950 in prizes.

More information can be found here.