The 2nd Annual PSA competition & Micro Short Competition Film Festival event was created to improve visibility and community awareness of important messages. The festival and competition are open to numerous categories however, the 2020 event will have a new category highlighting the best COVID 19 PSAs and informational short-form videos and advertisements.
FilmFest52's weekly festival plans to achieve this through an annual call for submissions for PSAs and Micro Shorts to students, professional and novice filmmakers as well as marketing and advertising agencies interested in producing short-form projects which address the COVID 19 Pandemic
Currently, plans are in place to have the overall winning PSA played in rotation on a Connecticut network television affiliate. See the Winning PSA “From His Eyes” on this site produced my Master’s Degree students from Sacred Heart University. “From His Eyes” played in rotation for two months on Fox 61 Hartford Connecticut.
The International PSA, Micro Short, Movie Trailer & Advertisement Competition is an extension of FilmFest52, the unique and popular weekly film festival produced by the Connecticut Film Festival in Bethel and Bridgeport Connecticut and Bennington Vermont. The one day competition focuses on PSAs and short form films in a variety of topics. The 2019 competition will award special recognitions to PSAs dealing with any issue related to COVID 19 and Recovery.
General Admission Tickets
Seniors & Students
Fundraiser Optional Ticket
Contribution To A COVID 19 Relief Fund For Artists, Filmmakers & Musicians
The 2nd Annual International PSA Competition & Micro Short Competition Film Festival will bring together filmmakers, students, and communities to celebrate the talents and efforts of visual storytellers who are passionate about creating important messages to bring this issue to light. Professional, Novice and Student filmmakers will compete in several categories including but not limited to the categories of:
Black Lives Matter
Stopping Domestic Violence
Politics As Usual
Stop The Bullying
Open Category All Other Topics
Audiences and participants will be invited to a VIP Networking Premiere Reception (open to all ticket holders), two film programs and a fantastic after party where award winners will be announced.
In the event that circumstances exist that prevent gatherings of an audience, the festival will be screened online through our Virtual Film Festival partner.
All ticket holders are invited to the opening reception. Compliments of Some Things Fishy Catering, Broken Symmetry Brewery & Gastro Pub and...
Bethel First Selectman & CT Film Festival Director
Showcase of finalist Micro Shorts, Movie Trailers & Advertisement projects
Showcase of finalist PSA projects
Compliments of Taproot Restaurant
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7 Vera Drive, Bethel, Connecticut 06801, United States
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Check out the previous award winning "Stop Domestic Violence" PSA