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Our third short-film festival crowns all new winners
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 21, 2008

A still from Lady Lamb the Beekeeper's Antique Shop music video

A new crop of local entrants, including a professional filmmaker, won awards at the third annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival, which turned out to be the most competitive ever ... and the most fun!

The awards ceremony and screening at One Longfellow Square this past Thursday were packed, but if you missed them — or if you just want to relive the experience — we've highlighted the winners below. Some of these directors have work showing on television (on Portland Community Television, and even the History Channel); keep your eyes peeled for the others to make their appearances any day now. For the moment, check out the films online at, and get shooting!

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