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EXCLUSIVE: Film Fan Story Contest from Film Society of Lincoln Center; Winner Gets Seat

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 19, 2011 at 6:20AM

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Thursday a contest to find the ultimate film fan--and drum up some attention for their new state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, which is set to open officially to the public on June 17, 2011. Open to film audiences worldwide, the Film Society contest will award the winner with a seat at the center, named after them, a friend or loved one.
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Thompson on Hollywood

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Thursday a contest to find the ultimate film fan--and drum up some attention for their new state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, which is set to open officially to the public on June 17, 2011. Open to film audiences worldwide, the Film Society contest will award the winner with a seat at the center, named after them, a friend or loved one.

Here's what contestants are being asked to do:

Describe, in one hundred words or less, their ultimate film fan story. The winner will be selected by the staff members of the Film Society, who will judge entries based upon creativity, uniqueness and a demonstrated passion for film. The contest, which closes at midnight on June 14, will announce its winner formally at a Film Society live event on June 24. Entries can be made by going to SeatNaming Contest, with only one entry allowed per person. In addition to text submissions, contestants will also have the option of submitting a short video for consideration.

You can also buy a seat starting at $2,500 and name it for anyone--for life. For more information call The Film Society at 212.875.5615.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.