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Movies in the Morning: No Film Film Festival

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A Vermont film festival is taking classic '80s movies and turning them on their heads.

The No Film Film Festival is a competition for filmmakers to take movies and mash them up into new genres. Each team only has a week to make their re-imagined version of the film.

Last year it was all about classic movies like "Psycho" and "Casablanca." This year, it's all about the '80s.

"Eighteen filmmakers from across the country reimagine classic '80s films," says Jacob Stradling with Falls Area Community TV, who is the festival's executive director. "So we have 'Back to the Future' as a role reversal or 'Running Man' as a romance or 'Field of Dreams' as another romance film."

"But the idea was that we would give people a week to make a film and that they would pick their film from a list of films, but we would assign a genre randomly," says festival mascot Mike Smith.

The festival takes place on June 29 at the Bellows Falls Opera House. The winning team gets a high-tech professional camera.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. June 29, with screening starting at 6 p.m. Music will be provided by the Interceptors. The award ceremony and screening of the winners will take place at 5 p.m., June 13, with the announcement for the Best Picture.

For more information, visit: http://www.nofilmfestival.org

For additional information email: nofilmfestival@gmail.com, or 802-463-1613.

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