Friday, April 8, 2016

Rogue One's Director & Producers To Judge Star Wars Fan Film Awards

By: Benjamin Hart

It's an incredible time to be a Star Wars fan right now. There's plenty of Star Wars to enjoy, but there's also many ways for fans themselves to get involved and let their creativity flow. One of those ways is the Star Wars Fan Film Awards, which were recently brought back from an extended hiatus and are now underway. Lucasfilm is currently seeking submissions for this year's awards, and they just upped the ante with a big announcement. Today, in a video was uploaded to the official Star Wars YouTube channel, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards and co-producer John Swartz announced that themselves, along with executive producer John Knoll, will be the judges for the "Filmmaker Select Award". You can take a look at the video below(also,  check out those AT-ATs in the background!):

The winner will be treated to a Star Wars prize pack, a limited-edition print of Star Wars concept art autographed by the artist themselves, as well as a commemorative trophy. Winners in all categories, which include Best Animation, Best Non-Fiction, Spirit of Fandom, Best Comedy, Best Visual Effects, and Audience Choice, will be announced at a ceremony at this Star Wars Celebration in London this July. As they mention, submissions end on April 24th. You can head over to now to learn more!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on December 16th.


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