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Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 3:00 am

The Tucson Film & Music Festival is now accepting entries for its seventh annual festival, scheduled for Oct. 7-10. The festival is a weekend-long event featuring live music and films, and emphasizing films and filmmakers with a connection to Arizona or the Southwest. TFMF accepts documentaries, narrative features, shorts and music videos.

The festival has screened more than 150 films since its inception in 2005. With attendance of more than 4,000 filmgoers, TFMF has showcased several Arizona and world premiere screenings, including Academy Award® winner “God Of Love” (directed by Luke Matheny), “Anvil: The Story of Anvil” (directed by Sacha Gervasi), “Adventures of Power” (directed by Ari Gold), “Hell on Wheels” (directed by Bob Ray), “Scott Walker: 30 Century Man” (directed by Stephan Kijak) and “Rock Prophecies” (directed by John Chester).

The music festival has featured more than 150 bands. They include Calexico, Giant Sand, Wanda Jackson, These Arms Are Snakes, MC Lars, Gram Rabbit, Fishbone, John Doe, Ghiant, Vic Chesnutt, The Whisperlights, Andrew Collberg, and Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s.

TFMF is accepting features (50 minutes or more), short films (20 minutes or less), and music videos (10 minutes or less) for festival screening. Entry details can be found at www.withoutabox.com or the festival website, www.tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com. Only works completed after Jan. 1, 2009 are eligible for TFMF 2011. Projects must be submitted for consideration on NTSC DVD (Region 0/1 only). Student and Withoutabox discounts are available.

The early entry fee is $25 for shorts and music videos and $35 for features submitted by July 1.

The regular entry is $35 for shorts and music videos and $45 for features submitted by July 29.

The late entry fee is $45 for shorts and music videos and $55 for features submitted by Aug. 5.

Visit www.tucsonfilmfest.com for more information.

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