Do you love film? Have you always wanted to make a film, on your own or with a friend? If that's the case, then don’t miss out on this year’s Vermont Youth Film Contest. If you are a Vermont student between the ages of 10 and 26, this is an incredible opportunity to develop your talents. This year’s contest has $4000 in prizes, and focuses on three Vermont-related themes: Arts & Culture, Personal Stories, and Vermont History & Contemporary Issues. There will be special recognition for cinematography, and other aspects of filmmaking.
New this year, the Youth Film Contest has an early deadline, allowing contestants to receive constructive feedback from selected mentors, if they submit their films by March 15, 2018. The final submission date for the contest is April 21, 2018. Contestants, who submit a “work-in-progress” by the earlier deadline will have time to revise their films between feedback and the final submission deadline. Regardless, of how complete your film is, this earlier deadline offer has the potential to be very useful.
Screening of winning entries and an Awards Ceremony will be held at the WRIF (White River Indie Festival) Festival, May 31 - June 3, 2018, in White River Junction, VT. During the Festival, young filmmakers will have the chance to have their films showcased, view other students’ films, make meaningful connections with professional filmmakers from across the state of Vermont, and people will able to participate in Q&A’s. Through this experience, young filmmakers will be able to learn the process and art of storytelling through film. So, now’s the time to get out there and make a film!
For more details, on rules and regulations and how to submit your film at the contest website here.
Youth Film Contest promo here.
Previous Vermont Film Contest winners can be seen here.