Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank, in collaboration with the Berkshire International Film Festival, has created The Next Great Filmmaker Award. This annual award is designed to encourage and support short filmmakers.
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The winner of the Berkshire Bank “Next Great Filmmaker Award” for 2014 was Matt Slamowitz’s short film WATER DOGS starring Bob Jaffe.
Slamowitz was on hand to accept the award in a ceremony during the Friday opening night in Pittsfield. After the ceremony, BIFF presented a sold-out screening of the Sundance hit THE TRIP TO ITALY directed by Michael Winterbottom and stars Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, which was also sponsored by Berkshire Bank.