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Berkshire Student Film Festival at Images Cinema
04:10PM / Monday, April 29, 2024
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Images Cinema presents the inaugural Berkshire Student Film Festival on Saturday, May 4.

There are two screenings of the same program, at 4:30 and 7:30pm. Jury Prize Winners will be announced at the end of the 4:30pm screening.

Images Cinema is located at 50 Spring Street.

The Berkshire Student Film Festival has been guided by Images Cinema's Student Engagement Committee, consisting of students from Bennington College, Buxton School, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), and Williams College. A call for film submissions of 10 minutes or less for high school and college students was made in January 2024, with efforts to contact all the relevant schools within a 25 mile radius. 

"A diverse range of young Berkshire residents, enrolled in schools public and private, secondary and collegiate alike, are featured on this wide-ranging, genre-spanning, and highly textural program of eighteen works," said Minnie Lerner, an Images Cinema intern who has helped organize the festival. "Friends, family, and film enthusiasts are invited to come celebrate the next generation of creatives local to our region."

A screening committee consisting of students from Bennington College, Buxton School, MCLA, and Williams College, and the Images Cinema directors reviewed all the submissions. The 18 selected films represent students from Bard College at Simon's Rock, Bennington College, Burr and Burton Academy, Drury High School, Lenox Memorial High School, MCLA, McCann Technical High School, Mount Greylock Regional High School, and Williams College. 

The Berkshire Student Film Festival has six jurors, all working in the film industry either as filmmakers or film programmers. The three jurors reviewing fiction films are Dien Vo, Emily Cohn, and Miguel Rodriguez. The three jurors reviewing nonfiction films are Alexa Green, Catherine Orr, and Phil Wall. An audience award will also be awarded based on responses at the 4:30pm screening. 

Admission for the Berkshire Student Film Festival is on a sliding scale, $0 — 20. Ticket are strongly encouraged in advance, and can be reserved at:

The event is supported by Adams Community Bank


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