The City of Evanston invites local youth ages 21 and younger to submit their locally made short films to be screened as opening trailers during the 2014 Starlight Movies in the Park series.

Submissions will be accepted through  Aug. 29. Valid entries must be 15 minutes or less, formatted on a DVD-R disc that can be played in the U.S. and include the name, age, address, email and phone number of the participant and his or her role(s) in
the production.

Interested participants can drop off their submissions at the Cultural Arts Office, Room 1116 in the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center. Local youth can also mail their films to Starlight Movies c/o Galen Anderson, Cultural Arts Room 1116, Parks, Recreation and Community Services, Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Participants who wish to have their DVD returned must include a self-addressed envelope.

Selected parties will be notified when and where their films will be played closer to the premiere date.

The Starlight Movies in the Park series brings Evanston community members together at dusk on select evenings to enjoy movies such as “E.T.,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Frozen.” A complete list of movies is available at cityofevanston.org/starlight.

Those wishing more information about the film submission process can contact Senior Program Coordinator Angela Allyn at 847-448-8263.