Brattleboro Fiim Festival launches young filmmakers competition
Sadie Holliday, a recent BUHS and UVM grad, is directing BFF’s Young Filmmakers Showcase and grant program.

Brattleboro Fiim Festival launches young filmmakers competition

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Film Festival (BFF) and the Center for Digital Art in Brattleboro are seeking entries for the new Young Filmmakers Showcase that will premiere Nov. 7 in conjunction with the third annual Brattleboro Film Festival, which takes place Oct. 31 to Nov. 9 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, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m., at Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St., 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 to 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 are most welcome.

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