Film Festival Seeks Submissions for Summer Event

7th Annual Ballston Spa Film Festival Coming in August

BALLSTON SPA -– The Ballston Spa International Film Festival (BSFF) is seeking short film entries for the 7th annual, family-friendly festival to be held on the weekend of Aug. 1. Independent films ranging from 3-15 minutes may be submitted for consideration. (Sorry, no music video type entries.)

BSFF logo-generic yearAwards and prizes are given in categories including Best of the Fest, Best New Film, Committee Choice, student films and several others. Previous years’ entries have been received from around the globe, the Capital District and Hollywood by both amateurs and professionals. Winners have gone on to receive other honors including nominations for distinguished awards.

Films are judged by a panel of professionals in the film industry include people behind such films as Silence of the Lambs, Doc Hollywood and Star Trek: The Next Generation and Small Apartments.

Entries may be submitted on DVD to play in a standard DVD player or must be a high quality download. Entry forms and entry fees are $5 students; $20 for non-students by April 30th and $25 by May 15. Download the application from the BSFF website, www.BSpaFilm.org. Past entries may be viewed on the website as well.

For exclusive updates on the festival as well as other BSFF exclusive events, interested film enthusiasts can sign up for email notifications or follow the organization on Facebook or Twitter.

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