Calling All Young Film Makers

Young filmmakers are being sought for a contest in the North Country. Karen Johnson has details.

The Adirondack Film Society and Lake Placid Institute are hosting the Blue Line Young Filmmakers Project until June 1. The winners will have their films shown at the Lake Placid Film Festival in October of 2019 with cash prizes to the top three films: first prize $500, second prize $300 and third prize $200. All contestants will be given free passes to this year’s Lake Placid Film Festival. Lake Placid Institute Executive Director Ashleah Mayberry says they recently sent letters to a number of schools in the Adirondack region to inform students about the project. And the contest comes with a few rules. It’s called the Young Filmmakers Project for a reason, so only high school students grades 9 through 12 can submit a movie. Contestants must attend school either public, private or homeschool in the Adirondack Park or any county, which is partially located in the Adirondack Park during the 2018-19 school year. Each team or soloist can submit only one 10 minute entry. I’m Karen Johnson