The Highland Park Independent Film Festival is accepting submissions through July 9 for the 5th annual festival to be held Oct. 4 through Oct. 7 at the historic Highland Theatre. The festival organizers are looking for films of any genre in the categories of Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short and Animation. One film in each category will be selected for a Best Film award. There will also be awards for Best Cinematography and Best Musical Composition, as well as Audience Awards and a special Humanitarian Award to recognize an individual’s positive impact on the community through film. For more information, visit: hpifilmfest.com
Yajaira Castillo (inset), a member of the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, addressing demonstrators at an anti-gentrification gathering in Highland Park on December 7.
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