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The Brandon Environmental Film Competition is seeking young aspiring filmmakers who are interested in environmental storytelling. Check us out here: www.BrandonFilms.org. Here’s what we’re looking for:

PURPOSE OF COMPETITION
-To encourage environmental awareness in the Brandon area
-To foster Brandon area skills-building in storytelling and environmental filmmaking
-To support young aspiring filmmakers in the Brandon area
-To encourage environmental awareness in the Brandon area
-To foster Brandon area skills-building in storytelling and environmental filmmaking
-To support young aspiring filmmakers in the Brandon area

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS
-Film submissions should be 2-5 minutes long (submissions must be published on a youtube or vimeo channel
and submitted via hyperlink only)
-Films can be produced using any kind of equipment (e.g. smart phones)
-Films should feature an environmental issue within the Brandon area (e.g. problem areas such as trash burning and car pollution, or solutions areas like recycling and renewable energy)
-Films should be created, written, produced and edited by students (recognizing that teachers and parents will be involved, but the process should be led by the student)
-Film entries should come from students enrolled in the following schools (homeschoolers with Brandon area addresses are also encouraged to submit films): Barstow Memorial School, Lothrop Elementary School, Neshobe Elementary School, Otter Creek Academy at Leicester, Sudbury and Whiting, Otter Valley Union High School

SUBMISSION PROCESS
-Brandon area students should submit their full name, school or homeschool affiliation, and their film’s website
link to the following address: entry@brandonfilms.org

JUDGING CRITERIA
Films will be judged on the following basis:
-Clear and coherent environmental message
-Compelling invitation that encourages the public to get engaged in the environmental effort
-Creative storytelling, visuals, and site visits
-Concise editing

AWARDS
$500 for the First Prize
$250 for the Second Prize
$100 for the Third Prize
$50 for Honorable Mentions (for each of the judged criterion)

KEY DATES FOR COMPETITION
-Submissions accepted until March 1, 2020
-Winners announced online on May 1, 2020

SCREENING OF FILMS
Finalists’ submissions will be screened for the public in Brandon in May of 2020.

MORE INFORMATION
A few articles on why we’re hosting the Brandon Environmental Film Competition:
https://thereportervt.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/film-contest-encourages-environmental-awareness/
https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/brandon-resident-hosts-student-video-competition/article_3d18abb5-7528-55de-a44c-b0488cfa2d20.html

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