2017-08-10 / Arts & Entertainment News

Entries sought for Bonita film fest

Southwest Florida filmmakers are encouraged to heed the call for entries for the fourth annual Bonita Springs Short Film Festival. In keeping with the 2017 theme of “Historic Bonita Springs,” all submissions must include significant footage shot in Bonita Springs.

The competition is open to all ages and all levels of filmmaking experience, from novice to professional. There is no entry fee. Films must be rated PG and no more than 10 minutes in length.

Cash prizes will be awarded at the opening night gala Thursday, Nov. 2, at Prado Stadium 12 in Bonita Springs. Overall Grand Prize is $1,000; $250 will be awarded for Best Technical Film, Best Educational Film, Best Aspiring Filmmaker (under age 18) and People’s Choice Award (to be voted for at the gala).

Bonita Springs Film Festival organizers provide technical support with cameras, audio, editing and free workshops. The next workshops are set for Aug. 26 and Sept. 16. For more information, visit www.bonitaspringsfilmfestival.com or send an email to festival director Antonio Correia at antonio@bonitavideo.com. ¦

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