Folklife Center announces new award for youth-made film

MIDDLEBURY — In partnership with the Freedom & Unity TV Youth Film Competition, the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury announces a new prize for the 2016 Freedom & Unity TV’s Student Film Festival: The Vermont Folklife Center Ethnographic Film Award.

The award will be given to a youth film that explores themes of culture and how we understand it. This includes films that strive to represent an experience from the point of view of the people to whom that experience belongs. Films that are collaboratively produced, autobiographical and self-reflective documentaries, observational projects, and films in which filmmaker and subject share active participation in the film production process will also be considered for the award.

In order to be considered for this award (and for other awards) films must be submitted to the competition by 11:59 p.m. on April 16. Before sending in their films, all entrants should check contest rules and submission guidelines at 

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