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  • Aug 24, 2013 - added a new page with maps and navigation information for the convention site.
  • Aug 23, 2013 - expanded the travel and parking pages.
  • Aug 22, 2013 - you can now access program and other convention information from our mobile applications.
  • Aug 21, 2013 - Press Release #32: LoneStarCon 3 Thanks Publishers for Supporting Public Libraries in San Antonio.
  • Aug 20, 2013 - our interactive program guide is now online, with details of all 945 program items!
  • Aug 20, 2013 - the Pocket Program can now be downloaded in PDF format from the publications page.
  • Aug 20, 2013 - Press Release #31: LoneStarCon 3 Partners with Ustream to Broadcast 2013 Hugo Award Ceremony.
  • Aug 19, 2013 - our Restaurant Guide can now be downloaded from the publications page.
  • Aug 13, 2013 - the overall convention schedule is now available including service hours and program highlights.
  • Aug 12, 2013 - Progress Report 5 is now available.
  • Aug 12, 2013 - there will be a ghost walking tour of San Antonio on the evening of Thursday, August 29.
  • Aug 12, 2013 - our animation program will be showing a wide range of anime and cartoons.
  • Aug 8, 2013 - published initial agenda and materials for the WSFS Business Meeting.
  • Aug 7, 2013 - Press Release #29: LoneStarCon 3 to Feature Author Jay Lake with Film Premiere and Special Exhibit.
  • Aug 1, 2013 - every day is special with our Theme Days in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Aug 1, 2013 - John Hertz will be leading book discussion groups on The Glass Bead Game, Vintage Season, and The Dying Earth. Read them, and then join in!
Film Festival Entry
  1. Films submitted should be in one of the following categories:
    • Short Film (under 60 minutes)
    • Feature Film (over 60 minutes)
  2. All films must be appropriate for all-ages audience. All films will be pre-screened by members of the Film Festival staff.
  3. The submission must be accompanied by the official entry form (see below) and $20.00 (US) entry fee. Two (2) copies (separate discs) of the submitted film must be sent.
  4. To be accepted: submitted films must be completely edited and in their final, completed form.
  5. Entry fee covers one film and/or trailer by submitter. (An individual may submit more than one entry, but each must be accompanied by the relevant paperwork and entry fee).
  6. Films can be live action, animation, or a combination of both.

Entry Form

The LoneStarCon 3 Independent Film Festival entry form can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking here or on the thumbnail below.

Film Festival Entry form

All films must be postmarked by the entry deadline of July 1, 2013 and accompanied by a signed entry form, entry fee and any paperwork. Film makers with accepted entries will be notified around the beginning of August 2013. The complete schedule of films will appear on the LoneStarCon 3 website, and in the onsite film festival program book.

Please include a brief synopsis of your film on a separate sheet of paper not to exceed 50 words, along with a brief bio sheet on filmmakers (director or writer) and one (1) production still for use in any potential publicity. Putting this info on a CD in electronic form is also acceptable.

Entries, including your DVDs and all paperwork, should be sent to:

LoneStarCon 3 Independent Film Festival
PO Box 4718
West Richland, WA 99353

Additional Information

All films will be shown via video projection in a convention center style meeting room, not in a theater. Preferred format for screening is DVD, Region 1.

All scheduling of selected films is at the discretion of the festival programmers. Films will be shown during the LoneStarCon3 convention hours.

Please note that submitted films cannot be returned. LoneStarCon 3 reserves the right to use submitted content for promotional purposes.