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Young filmmaker competition begins

Contest concludes with an on-screen competition at the Alamo!

Young filmmaker competition begins


Submissions are now being taken for a new contest for filmmakers between 12 - 17 years of age.

The Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail (Virginia Kids Trail) is a partnership with Virginia Tourism to promote family travel to the Shenandoah Valley. Using both GoBlueRidgeTravel.com and ShenandoahValleyKidsTrail.com, families will have easy access to activities and events making their visit to the Valley easy. Kids can fill up their buckets with fun and educational experiences here in the region before they turn 18!

To introduce the Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail, young filmmakers will be given the opportunity to submit short videos of Valley-based, kid-friendly activities. The videos will be posted on YouTube and judged by a panel of film industry professionals. Ten finalists will compete on the big screen at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester Virginia on Saturday, April 19th.  Prizes include $1000 in prizes for the filmmaker with the #1 video and $1000 to the school system who sponsors them.

There are three goals for this event -
• Celebrate the lifestyle of a child growing up in the Shenandoah and Piedmont Regions.
• Encourage teens and pre-teens (12 - 17) to highlight the best kid-friendly experiences in the Valley for younger children. 
• Expand the educational emphasis on filmmaking as a career option for young enthusiasts.

Find out all of the details HERE.

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