Film festival seeking entries of short films

Morgan Hill – Poppy Jasper Film Festival is accepting entries of short films in a variety of genres for the second Poppy Jasper Film Festival Nov. 11 to 13.

Submissions are taken only from California residents or students enrolled in California schools. Films must be no more than 30 minutes. Categories to be judged include: drama, documentary, music, comedy and open. The latter category is meant to encompass all avant-garde films or submissions that defy traditional classification.

The Morgan Hill Experience category will once again feature films that focus on the people, history or environment of the festival host city. The submission deadline for all films is Aug. 1.

Early entries are highly encouraged. There is a late deadline of Aug. 15 but with an additional fee. Standard entry fee is $30 ($10 for students). Late submissions are $50 ($15 for students). Information on how to submit a film can be found at the festival Web site,

The inaugural event, held last November, featured some 30 films, five workshops and 1,000 attendees.