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Behind the Scenes

CEPA Gallery is currently accepting registration for Summer Photography Camps, weeklong camps filled with film and digital photography, creative writing, bookmaking and more. Camps for ages 8 to 12 run from 9 a.m. to noon July 11-15, 18-22 and 25-29. Camps for ages 13 to 17 run from noon to 4 p.m. July 11-15, 18-22 and 25-29. The cost is $175 per camp and includes all cameras and supplies. Spots are not guaranteed until full payment is made. Scholarships are available for qualified families. For more information and registration, call 856-2717 or visit www.cepagallery.org.

The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival is currently seeking volunteers for March and April events. For more information, contact BFFN chairman Bill Cowell at 827-3534, e-mail BCowell@buffaloniagarafilmfestival.com or visit www.BuffaloNiagaraFilmFestival.com.

The PETropolitan Auction of Art, which features a silent auction, food and drinks and a live auction, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. March 31 in Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.). Proceeds from the event will benefit the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project in Erie County. Tickets are $35 single, $65 couple in advance and $40 single, $75 couple at the door. For more information or reservations, visit www.MaddiesErieCounty.org.

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Auditions

el,3 Auditions for the comedy "Dearly Departed" will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. March 28 and 29 in the Ghostlight Theatre (170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda). Six men and eight women are needed. Candidates will be asked to give a cold reading in a group setting. No appointment is necessary. For more information, visit www.starrynighttheatre.com.

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Calls for Work

*Artsphere Studio & Gallery is seeking artists to submit work for the upcoming group exhibition "The Reflective i," a mixed-media, self-portrait show opening May 13. Works in all mixed-media are accepted, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics and found materials. For an application, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the gallery at 447 Amherst St., Buffalo, N.Y. 14207 or e-mail artsphere@verizon.net. The deadline for submission is May 1. For more information, call 874-2863.

*The second annual Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival is seeking entries for the 2011 edition. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15. Categories for horror, science fiction and fantasy screenplays include feature, medium length, short and student short. Categories for films include horror feature, Western New York horror feature, more than horror feature, medium rare horror, horror short and student short (horror and sci-fi only). Submission fees run from $20-$45. For more information, complete submission requirements and submission forms, visit www.buffaloscreams.com.

Send submissions for Behind the Scenes at least 14 days in advance to: Behind the Scenes, c/o The Buffalo News, 1 News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240; e-mail gustocal@buffnews.com; or fax 849-3445.

-- Evonne Austin

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