CFP: [Film] Buster Keaton Festival Student Presenter Competition

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Stein
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Call for Entries

The 16th Annual Buster Keaton Celebration, to be held September 26th &
27th, 2008 in Iola, Kansas, would like to announce its first annual
Student Presentation Competition. The winner will receive a spot on the
schedule of respected film and cultural authorities who are asked to take
part in the celebration each year and will receive a travel grant of $500
to facilitate his/her attendance. The student presenter will be expected
to present a 30- to 40-minute presentation to the Celebration audience in
PowerPoint format (with imagesâ€"either still or moving) and so must be
able to attend the conference as scheduled.

Eligibility: Full-time matriculated Undergraduate and Masters students
at any point in their academic career, not affiliated with any employee
or volunteer of the Buster Keaton Celebration, the Kansas Humanities
Council or the Bowlus Fine Arts Center.

1. Applicants must complete an application to Frank Scheide
<> or by sending a letter to Susan Raines, Bowlus
Fine Arts Center, 205 East Madison, Iola, KS 66749-0705). Proof of
current matriculation will be required as part of this application.

2. Applicants must submit their complete 30- to 40- minute
presentation script for committee review, along with the above
application, by the due date of May 1, 2008 along with images to be used
in the final PowerPoint document. The applicant must also present
evidence that images he or she wishes to use are available and in the
applicant’s possession. Scripts must be typed and double-spaced (they
may be in essay format, marked with indications as to what images will be
utilized where in the presentation). Please do not submit the final
PowerPoint demonstration.

To learn more about this year’s topic, please read the essay “Buster
Keaton and Will Rogers: American Comic Heroes”, which can be found by
visiting the Buster Keaton Celebration web site at . Committee members will be looking for
original approaches to this topic and are especially interested in papers
linking the two performers in some manner.

The Celebration Student Presenter committee will choose one winner and
one runner-up, who will serve as an alternate. An announcement of the
winner will be made by June 1st. The winner will have until June 30th
to accept or decline the award. He or she will then have until July 31st
to make his/her travel arrangements (assistance with this task will be
provided by a committee volunteer). The winner will receive a spot on
the schedule and a stipend of $200 and travel expenses up to $300
(airfare or mileage) to facilitate his/her attendance. Lodging and a
daily food allowance will be provided by the Buster Keaton Celebration
from Thursday evening, September 25th, through breakfast on Sunday,
September 28th.

The chosen Student Presenter will be assigned a Celebration volunteer to
assist with any and all parts of the actual presentation process, during
the two days of the festival, in order to make the experience a
successful and rewarding one for the studentâ€"and for the Celebration

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