Topics sought for documentary race

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Do you know someone who has made Denton a better place? Have you discovered a Denton agency that is working to change Denton’s present or future? The Thin Line Film Fest is looking for those ideas.

The upcoming festival, now in its sixth year as Texas’ only documentary festival, will include a filmmaking race: the Docu-Denton 7K.

This is the second year for the competition. The idea is for documentary filmmaking team to create a short film in 7,000 minutes — less than five days.

Each documentary finished in the allotted time will be eligible for the Denton Doc award, which comes with bragging rights and a cash award.

The filmmakers in the race will draw topics submitted by locals. The festival staff will partially develop ideas (about local people, places and things) that will be assigned in a drawing.

“Everyone knows somebody, or something about the city, that could be a good film,” said festival director Joshua Butler. “All we need are the ideas.”

— Lucinda Breeding



Your idea could turn into a short documentary in the Docu-Denton 7K. Here’s what to do:

* Jot down the basics of your idea, and the best people to talk to about the Denton person, place or thing that you think might make a good short documentary. Be sure to tell Texas Filmmakers, the presenting organization, how to get in touch with the key players.

* Include your name and contact information.

* Send your idea to

* If you have a team that wants to join the race, visit for rules and registration.



What: Texas Filmmakers’ documentary film festival

When: Feb. 7-18

Where: Screenings will be at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St.; Fine Arts Theatre, 114 N. Elm St.; UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St.; and Cool Beans, 1210 W. Hickory St.

Details: For ticket prices and a full listing of the 75 films screening during the event, visit

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