BIFF Invites Submissions from Student Filmmakers
The Beloit International Film Festival is on a search for great filmmakers at the start of their careers. If you are a Martin Scorsese in the making, or if you know of one, BIFF wants to celebrate their work at the 2014 Student Filmmaker Showcase.
This is a special program where BIFF highlights the talent of young filmmakers in the region. It allows them the opportunity to receive feedback on their films from award-winning filmmakers, network with local (and international!) filmmakers, and be a part of a prestigious international film festival.
An Opportunity For Teens
This is a great opportunity for teens, whether experienced in filmmaking or just starting to develop an idea.The program is designed to encourage young filmmakers so each film submitted will be critiqued by established filmmakers. The films will be shown during BIFF 2014 and the winning filmmakers will be announced and recognized on stage during the BMO Harris Biffy Awards event on Feb. 20 at the Eclipse Center.
The Student Showcase is open to filmmakers, ages 12-18, and is completely free to enter. The submission deadline is January 24. Late submissions will be accepted until February 10. It is part of the Youth at BIFF program which is made possible with the generous support of the Beloit Foundation, the Neese Family Foundation, Fairbanks Morse Engine and KIDS FIRST!
For More Information
Please get in touch with Stephen Pickering of Drywater Productions in Janesville, BIFF Student Showcase coordinator and director of BIFFstudent filmmaking workshops. He can be reached at Stephen@DrywaterProductions or at 608-728-2456.
The Beloit International Film Festival, celebrating its ninth year, is sponsored by the Hendricks Group and is presented in association with Beloit College. Support for the Festival comes from area businesses and civic organizations and from Visit Beloit. Individual support for BIFF is provided through memberships in the BIFF Founders and the Film Society of Beloit.