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Salt Lake Film Society ‘Now Playing’ Winning Entries from Student Art Contest

PSAs focus on the dangers of drug use, abuse 

One of five PSAs "now playing" at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.

December 6, 2012 — Thanks to support from the Salt Lake Film Society, five top entries from the Salt Lake City Police Department’s annual Student Art Contest and scholarship program are “now playing” between films at the society’s Broadway Centre Cinemas.

“Exhibiting this artwork is a great complement to the Salt Lake Film Society’s slate of programming, which is aimed at getting people talking about the tough issues we face in our community and as a civil society,” said Tori Baker, executive director. “And to be able to support young artists at the same time is even better,” she added.

With as many as 240 film screenings each week across seven screens, the Film Society’s support will place the public service announcements before many more people than previous SLCPD awareness campaigns. It will also be easier to update the PSAs with fresh content throughout the year.

“The Salt Lake Film Society is an answer to an ongoing challenge for the art contest – how to get the good artwork of students, with this important anti-drug message, showcased before as many people as possible,” said Chief Chris Burbank. “We are grateful for this support from the community.”

About the Salt Lake Film Society
Salt Lake Film Society (SLFS) has served as the community’s premier film establishment for the last 11 years. The nonprofit film organization provides film presentations at both the Tower Theatre and Broadway Centre Cinemas, and is dedicated to promoting a diversity of film creation and appreciation through 12 unique film-fostering programs. SLFS provides members with free movies and special members-only classic film screenings.  For more information about Salt Lake Film Society, its programming and events, visit www.saltlakefilmsociety.org.

About the SLCPD Student Art Contest
The annual Salt Lake City Police Department Student Art Contest asks students to create an anti-drug message that speaks to teens about the consequences of drug use and abuse. Winning entries are used in the Department’s annual public awareness campaign on the subject.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).




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