AWARDS

Saturday, May 16th

FREEDOM & UNITY TV AWARDS CEREMONY

Randolph High School, Randolph

9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Prizes, food, celebration, panel discussion and film screenings!

First, Second and Third Prizes* were awarded in the following categories: Documentary, Fiction and Animation. Awards were given for each age category, 14-18 year old category (high school), and 18-25 year old category, (college and young adult).  Selected films can be screened on our web site, social media channels and in Vermont film and video festivals (TBA).

First Prize: Cash award of $500 or equivalent value in a Gift Certificate.

Second Prize: Cash award of $250 or equivalent value in a Gift Certificate.

Third Prize: Cash award of $100 or equivalent value in a Gift Certificate.

Non-competitive Category: one-on-one critique with a professional filmmaker.

 

SPECIAL AWARD: The Jamie Kanzler Award for Best Experimental Film

Jamie Kanzler was a young Vermont filmmaker, musician and poet who passed away in 2013. His mother, Janine Kanzler has generously created a $1000 award in his name for the Best Experimental Film in the Freedom and Unity TV Contest. The award will be divided into $500 each to the two Best Experimental Films, one in each age bracket: 14-18 year old category (high school), and 18-25 year old category, (college and young adult).
Jamie Kanzler, Director: Experimental Short Film
For more information about Jamie and the foundation set up in his name, please go to: JamieKanzlerFund.org
See another of his short films: link here

*The judges reserve the right to add awards, tie winning films, or not award prizes in a particular category.

OTHER SCREENINGS:

Winning films will be screened at White River Indie Festival, Sunday, April  26th, Main Street Museum, 58 Bridge St, White River Junction, Vermont.

Select Judges’ Pick  Films will be screened! 
For more information about White River Indie Film Festival go to:

http://www.wrif.org/event/freedom-unity-tv-youth-filmmakers-awards/

Selected  Films will be also shown at the Castleton DigitalFest Friday, May 1st, Castleton College, Castleton, Vermont.

For more information: http://www.castleton.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/communication/videofest-scholarships/

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