International
PSA Competition
Film Festival
August 21, 2019
Bethel Cinema






About Us

Our Mission

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The inaugural PSA competition film festival event was created to improve visibility and community awareness of the Danbury Women’s Center, its mission to stop domestic violence and its importance to serve victims throughout the region. Through a partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and its "EndWorks" program, Connecticut Film Festival's: FilmFest52 weekly festival plans to achieve this with an annual call for submissions for PSAs and Micro Shorts to students, professional and novice filmmakers and marketing and advertising agencies interested in producing short form projects which address Stopping Domestic Violence and Domestic Violence Recovery


The International PSA Competition film festival can help begin the healing for many victims of Domestic Violence and their families by bring the community together in recognition of the problem and sharing through the visual stories that only Micro Shorts and PSAs can show on the big screen. 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 Masters Degree students from Sacred Heart University. “From His Eyes” played in rotation for two months on Fox 61 Hartford Connecticut.


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Our Festival

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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 the issue of Domestic Violence and Recovery. 



Tickets:


General Admission Tickets

$10.50

Seniors & Students

$9.00


Fundraiser Optional Ticket

Contribution To: The Women's Center of Greater Danbury

$25.00

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The Program & Parties

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The Inaugural International PSA Competition will bring together filmmakers, students and communities to Fight Domestic Violence and abuse while celebrating 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 topics of: 

Stopping Domestic Violence Brokering/Creating Peace

Black Lives Matter 

Politics As Usual

Stop The Bullying

Mental Health

MeToo

LGBTQ

Open Category All Other Topics

Movie Trailers

Advertisements


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.

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PSA Competition Red Carpet Premiere Reception

6:00pm - 7:00pm

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PSA Competition Red Carpet Premiere Reception

All ticket holders are invited to the opening reception. Compliments of Some Things Fishy Catering, Broken Symmetry Brewery & Gastro Pub and  Shelter Rock Winery

6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Introductions, Comments & Trailers Of Up Coming Attractions

7:00pm - 7:15pm

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Introductions, Comments & Trailers Of Up Coming Attractions

Danbury Women's Center of Greater Danbury, Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, Bethel First Selectman & CT Film Festival Director

7:00pm - 7:15pm

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Micro Shorts, Movie Trailers & Advertisement Finalists

7:15pm - 8:15pm

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Micro Shorts, Movie Trailers & Advertisement Finalists

Showcase of finalist Micro Shorts, Movie Trailers & Advertisement projects

7:15pm - 8:15pm

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PSA Finalists

8:30pm - 9:15pm

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PSA Finalists

Showcase of finalist PSA projects

8:30pm - 9:15pm

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Premiere After Party & Awards Announcements

Bethel Cinema

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Premiere After Party & Awards Announcements

Compliments of Taproot Restaurant

Bethel Cinema

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International PSA Competition

7 Vera Drive, Bethel, Connecticut 06801, United States

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Hours Of Competition

“From His Eyes” Previous PSA Award Winning

Check out the previous award winning "Stop Domestic Violence" PSA