The Brattleboro Film Festival and the Center for Digital Art in Brattleboro are seeking entries for the new Young Filmmakers Showcase that will premiere November 7th in conjunction with the October 31st – November 9th Third Annual Brattleboro Film Festival in downtown Brattleboro. Cash grants will be awarded to the top entrants in two categories–filmmakers under 18 and filmmakers 18-25 years of age.
The free-to-the-public celebration of young talent will take place Friday, November 7th at 7 p.m. at Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot Street, during Brattleboro’s November Gallery Walk. A selection of the Young Filmmakers Showcase submissions will screen, culminating with the top two winning entries and the awarding of the cash grant prizes the budding filmmakers. The best film made by a person under 18 years old wins $250; the best film made by someone under 25 years old wins $500.
Anyone under the age of 25 is encouraged to submit work of any length, genre or theme with some connection to Vermont. For instance, a film made by someone who lives, works or goes to school in Vermont is eligible as is a film that reflects Vermont ideals (open to definition) — stretches of imagination most welcome! All submissions must be received by October 15, 2014. No fee is required to submit work. Specific guidelines are available at www.brattleborofilmfestival.
The all volunteer Brattleboro Film Festival presents films from the USA and around the world that inform, challenge, entertain, and inspire, emphasizing viewpoints and characters often unseen in mainstream media. Partnering with local organizations, BFF creates educational initiatives and promotes special events spotlighting issues that raise awareness, facilitate dialog, and increase audience diversity through community participation.