israel-lunaIsrael Luna, the Dallas-based filmmaker responsible for cult hits like Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives and The Ouija Experiment, launches a new short film competition  to give up-and-coming filmmakers a shot to make movies. Called Rack Focus, it’s launching May 2, and unlike other short film “races,” gives contestants not 24 hours but three months to create a work. The pay off? Audience screenings, peer comments and prize money. Luna hopes to do the series three times a year in four-month segments to create an ever-changing landscape of filmmaking in North Texas.

— A.W.J.

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 1, 2015.