Festival to showcase high school filmmakers.

Doko Film Fest, a statewide showcase for high school filmmakers, is accepting entries for its inaugural event.

Films between five and 10 minutes in length must be submitted by Jan. 7 in the following categories: short story, documentary, music video, comedy, animation and pocket studio (created on a smartphone).

The festival, created by business educator and documentary filmmaker Ray Smith in partnership with nonprofit arts organization Bravo Blythewood, will feature films by students ages 15-18. Its mission is to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence of young filmmakers and provide a storytelling medium.

Films will be presented to a live audience and judged by industry professionals. Filmmakers and festival-goers will also be able to attend master classes led by professional filmmakers at the festival, to be held...

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