Film festival focuses on Vermont moviemakers

KILLINGTON- The Killington Film Festival has issued a call for entries to the second festival, scheduled to be held April 8-11 in Killington. The festival, which was a huge success in its inaugural season, celebrates films of any subject, genre or medium.

"Our first festival was an unqualified success, as we screened incredible films and presented forums with Vermont's foremost filmmakers," said Kerstin Karlhuber, a New York City filmmaker raised in Vermont, who serves as the festival's Creative Director. "Once again in 2010, we look forward to welcoming filmmakers from throughout Vermont, New England and beyond for a stimulating four-day festival."

Renown Vermont filmmakers Jay Craven, John O'Brien, David Giancola, and Boston's Sam Kauffmann were among those participating in exclusive question and answer sessions with audiences following film screenings. The festival includes an afternoon of "short films," with the winning filmmaker receiving an a valuable professional editing program.

"Our mission is to celebrate film and its creators," continued Karlhuber. "The festival brings high quality, artistic and entertaining films to Killington. The festival provides an opportunity for filmmakers to network with industry colleagues and for local audiences to view creative works from around the world."

There are four categories for entry: Short, Feature, Sport Short and New England Filmmaker. Earlybird entry deadline is January 1, with final deadline February 20th in each category. Entry fees range from $20 for student entries to $40 for late entries. Entry detail can be found on the Killington Film Festival website www.killingtonfilmfestival.org.

The Killington Film Festival is sponsored in part by the Town of Killington Economic Development and Tourism Commission.

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