Time Warner Cable and IFC have been running a short film contest, which wraps up on Halloween (yes, in a few days -- I'm a bit late with this). Four grand prize winners will be given tickets for two (including airfare) to this year's Sundance Film Festival in late January, a $500 travel stipend, and "a Sponsor-selected video camera." The contest closes at midnight on October 31st, so either get shooting or search your hard drives for shorts between 2-5 minutes; no particular subject or theme required. Here's the official video:
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Only open to US residents; see more on their official rules, which lists some strange requirements (no actors under 18, for example).