Does your teen love to make videos?
Budding teen filmmakers and video enthusiasts in Arlington have the chance to see their works screened in front of a live audience and win cash prizes as part of The First Annual A-Town Teen Video Contest.
The submission deadline has been extended to March 11 to accommodate those teens who are still hard at work finishing their videos.
A panel of judges will select the winners for Best Picture, $500; Runner-up, $250; as well as Best Actor and Best Actress, $100 each. The awards presentation and screening will be Friday, March 21 at 7pm at the Regent Theatre in Arlington.
Contest organizers have been in touch with Arlington public schools, Arlington Catholic, Lexington Christian Academy, Minuteman Regional High School, and other local institutions and organizations to help get the word out. They’ve been using social media to reach Arlington teens in creative ways.
The sponsors for the event are The Data Collaborative, Inc., Arlington Community Media, Inc. (ACMi), The Regent Theatre, and the Arlington Center for the Arts. During February school vacation week, ACMi will have open studio time for any teen who wants or needs help making a video. ACMi has two studios in town, one in Arlington Heights and the newer Studio B on Mass. Ave. right across from Arlington High School (AHS).
For complete contest details, see www.atownteenvideo.org. Follow the links to the Regent Theatre for tickets as well as the official contest Facebook page.