Monday, April 25, 2011

Contest Deadline Approaching!

By Meredith Slifkin, BMFI Intern

Attention High School students and parents: you can still apply to this year’s Summer Filmmaking Workshop! The Summer Filmmaking Workshop is a six-week program in which twelve teens will collaborate to make one incredible short film. They will learn about every aspect of the filmmaking process, taking it from screenplay to screen, and will even develop a marketing plan. The program is taught by experienced filmmakers and will provide a truly unique experience for anyone interested in film, regardless of previous experience.

In fact, it’s not even too late to win a full scholarship to the workshop, valued at $2,000! How can I do this, you might ask? By entering the short video contest! Interested applicants should create a short video (three minutes or less) about how they would spend their summer if NOT at the Summer Filmmaking Workshop. Maybe you would be enslaved by your parents in a job as their personal butler, or maybe you’d be making it big in Hollywood schmoozing with the cinema elite. Either way, let us know and you stand to win the grand prize.

Post the videos on YouTube and email the link to Director of Education Andrew J. Douglas at by Saturday, April 30. The videos will be judged by BMFI staff, and there will even be partial scholarships awarded for “honorable mention” videos. Find more information about the Summer Filmmaking Workshop, directions on how to apply, and a downloadable application form by clicking here.

Better start filming though, because the deadline for the contest is coming up soon on April 30!

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