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Peekskill Film Festival Seeks Submissions For May Event

"But Not For Me," which stars Peekskill resident Marcus Carl Franklin, will be screened at the Peekskill Film Festival.
"But Not For Me," which stars Peekskill resident Marcus Carl Franklin, will be screened at the Peekskill Film Festival. Photo Credit: Peekskill Film Festival
"The Golden Dream," which follows three teens as they try to escape the slums of Guatemala for a better life in the United States, will be screened at the Peekskill Film Festival.
"The Golden Dream," which follows three teens as they try to escape the slums of Guatemala for a better life in the United States, will be screened at the Peekskill Film Festival. Photo Credit: Peekskill Film Festival

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Submissions are being sought for Peekskill’s annual film festival in May, according to organizers.

It is an important opportunity, they say, to catch new works from emerging filmmakers, animators, and students.

This year’s fest will focus on black and Hispanic filmmakers and themes.

Among the works to be screened at the Paramount Theater at 1008 Brown St. on May 13-14 is “But Not For Me,” which tells the story of Will, a young writer living in the big city and barely scraping by. It stars Marcus Carl Franklin, a Peekskill resident and award-winning actor.

The fest will also screen “La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Dream),” the most awarded Mexican film in history, which follows three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala, on their search for a better life in the United States.

The fest is being sponsored by the Paramount Center for the Arts, the Field Library, Westchester Community College, and Daniel Cobb, web developer and designer.

The Field Library said they are still looking for sponsors

To submit a film for the fest, click here.

For more information about the festival itself, visit its website by clicking here.

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