The Garden Education Center (GEC), in partnership with Greenwich Library, has launched the fifth annual Greenwich Youth Film Festival (GYFF) contest. Entries will be accepted until Monday, March 21. Films may be entered in five genres: Creative, Documentary, Experimental, Animation and Environmental Action. The contest is open to high school students living in or attending school in Fairfield County, Conn., Westchester County, N.Y. and the metro region. Students and teachers may visit https://fairchildatgec.org/gyff2016/ for more information and entry materials.
The top film submissions will be shown at the Greenwich Youth Film Festival on Sunday, April 24, at 1 p.m., at Cole Auditorium in the Greenwich Library. The student whose film is selected as the best overall entry across all genres will be awarded the Grand Prize. Winners of the other genres will each win an award. An award will be given to all second place genre winners, and an award will be given to all third place genre winners. An award will be given to the best First Year Film Student Submission, recognizing the newest young filmmakers, as well as an award given to the Best Film Poster.