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SUBMITTED PHOTO Ali Selim (left) is the director of "Sweet Land," an adaptation of Will Weaver's (right) short story ""A Gravestone Made of Wheat and Other Stories," which has won six awards at various film festivals. "Sweet Land" is the feature film of the Headwaters Film Festival at Bemidji State University.

Behind the scenes; BSU hosts first annual film festival

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BEMIDJI -- When Will Weaver sits down at his favorite spot at the Bemidji State University library to work on his latest writing project, he doesn't think about if it might attract the attention of filmmakers.

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"The fiction writer works to publish their story, but where it will go no one knows," Weaver said. "You sort of take your chances knowing sometimes lightning strikes."

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