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First council funded Watford Short Film Festival takes place this Saturday

 Published on: 2nd August 2018   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Watford Borough Council is proud to support the first Watford Short Film Festival, taking place this Saturday.

The event, which is funded through the council’s Small Grants Fund, allows budding filmmakers the opportunity to enter their short film for an award.

It is the idea of James Dyer (pictured).

Earlier this year, filmmakers from across the world submitted their entries and this Saturday the shortlist of films will be shown in Watford.

Award categories include Best Drama, Best Documentary, Best Animation and the Watford Award. An expert judging panel will present the best film from each category with an award at the end of the festival. There will also be a separate Audience Award, where the winners for each category will be chosen by people attending the short film festival.

Cllr Karen Collett, cabinet member for community, said: “We’re really excited to support Watford’s first Short Film Festival. Please do come along and watch the shortlist of submissions. There’s also an Audience Award, so you can vote for your favourite. We hope this short film festival will help launch successful careers for many aspiring actors, writers and film-makers.”

Submissions will be shown on Saturday 4 August at Watford Museum from 12.30pm throughout the afternoon and at Watford Pump House Theatre from 1.30pm, with the awards being presented at 8.30pm. 

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