Ballet West and the Salt Lake Film Society seek entries in the second annual Short Film Contest.

The contest will take place in Aug. 27, and submission deadline is Aug. 13. There is no submission fee.

Suggested themes for this year's contest are based on Ballet West's upcoming 2008-09 season, which features the ballets "The Tempest," "The Nutcracker," "Madame Butterfly" and "The Prodigal Son," or a general theme "A Brave New World of Ballet."

All formats, including black & white, color, animation and stop-motion, will be accepted, as well as documentaries, fiction and abstract. Films need to be at least 30 seconds long and no longer than 3 minutes.

Copyrighted music, footage and images will not be accepted without permission from the copyright holder.

For more information, contact Melissa Rasmussen at 801-323-6966 or [email protected]