Greenwich Youth Film Festival taking submissions

Budding directors and film enthusiasts take note, the Junior League is now accepting entries for the Greenwich Youth Film Festival for Fairfield and Westchester Counties.

In partnership with the Greenwich Library, the popular festival is returning for its third year. Entries will be accepted at the Junior League office through Friday Feb. 7 in five genres: Creative, Documentary, Music Video, Animation and Public Service Announcement.

The contest encourages all high school students in Fairfield County and Westchester County, N.Y., to express themselves through the art of film.

Actor and producer Kevin Walsh and Steve Bartels, president of Island Def Jam Music Group will be among this year’s judges. Mr. Walsh will select the winner of the creative contest and Mr. Bartels will judge the music video category.

According to the Junior League, $4,500 in cash prizes will be awarded this year with $1,000 going to the Grand Prize winner, $500 to each of the other category winners, $100 to all second place genre winners and $50 to all third place genre winners. New this year is a $500 prize for the best historical documentary with the category titled, This Place Matters and a live text-to-win voting option.

Winners will be announced and top film submissions will be shown at the Greenwich Youth Film Festival event on Sunday, April 27 at the Cole Auditorium in the Greenwich Library.

For further information on the GYFF and entry materials, visit Jlgreenwich.org.

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