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C-47: New Winner, New Host

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June 27, 2007 (ATLANTA) --
C-47, a Georgia Short Film Showcase, reported that Lyra Lezama, written and directed by Clayton Haskell, is the Winter 2007 winner. Haskell and his film will appear on the C-47: Georgia Short Film Showcase on July 3, 2007. It is also featured on the C-47 website.

Lyra Lezama tells the story of a young woman who must decide whether to stay in the beautiful disaster of Cuba or depart for the opportunity and appeal of the United States. Filmed on location in Havana, Cuba, Haskell discusses the challenges of filming in a foreign country as well as the benefit of his education from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

The extended version of C-47 is set to air July 3, 2007 at 1:00 am on Georgia Public Broadcasting. The hour-long program takes an in-depth look at the winning film and filmmaker with host, Mike Brune (Blood Car).

C-47 will examine locations, budgets and breakdowns with an in-depth conversation between Haskell and his mentor from SCAD; conversations with some of the Georgia film industry’s leading professionals; a recap of the 2007 Atlanta Film Festival; updates on film happenings in Georgia, and a visit to the set of Rainforest Films’ Three Can Play That Game, starring Vivica Fox.

C-47: Georgia Short Film Showcase, provides unique opportunities in both broadcasting and networking to Georgia filmmakers. We invite all filmmakers to submit their films to the showcase. Films submitted must be no longer than twenty-five minutes and must be postmarked by June 30, September 30, December 31 and March 31. Further guidelines are available at

About C-47 Georgia Public Broadcasting, the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Digital Arts and Entertainment Lab at Georgia State University and the Georgia Department of Economic Development are proud to present C-47: Georgia Short Film Showcase, an educational initiative that provides an opportunity for Georgia’s independent filmmakers to have their films broadcast.

Each quarter, one filmmaker is featured on the C-47 show, discussed at length on the C-47 website, and recognized as a superior Georgia filmmaker. To be eligible to participate in the C-47 project and submit films for possible broadcast, the principal filmmaker of the submitted film must be a Georgia resident and/or the submitted film must have been shot in part within Georgia’s border.

Films are judged on a quarterly basis by prestigious industry professionals. For complete submission guidelines, go to

For More Information, contact: Barbara O’Brien, Senior Project Manager for Fine Arts, GPB; 404-685-2545;