Known for agriculture and energy, radio and performing arts, Paonia can also hang a shingle for birthing talented filmmakers. Now in its third year, the Paonia Film Festival has put the call out to the region's amateur and professional film creators to "Shoot Locally!"
The festival seeks short films (less than 30 minutes) in a variety of categories including documentaries, comedy, youth, music and art, and drama. In addition, a new award category has been introduced by festival sponsor Heart & Soul, the "What Matters Most" award. The winner will be chosen from films that best represent "what matters most" to a community or to the filmmaker. Heart & Soul is also offering a limited number of scholarships to cover the cost of submissions.
Being a scholarship recipient does not guarantee selection into the festival.
Submissions are limited to films produced in or featuring the Western Colorado landscape, and or produced by Western Colorado filmmakers. Early bird deadline for submitting films is Jan. 8, and final deadline for submissions is Feb. 11.
The Paonia Film Festival will show selected films on May 3-4 at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia with multiple screenings and a red-carpet gala for the winning films.
Visit online at www.paoniafilmfestival.com for further details on submissions and the weekend events.blog comments powered by Disqus