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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.

Winner will be announced on June 3rd, 2016 at the Pittsfield Opening Night Prior to the screening of Life Animated

Here are the nominated films:

  • How to Lose Weight – by Benjamin Berman
  • Emperor of Time – by Drew Christie
  • Bacon and God’s Wrath – by Sol Friedman
  • January – by Craig Pospisil
  • Tattoo You by S.R. Bindler & Lisa Kenner Grissom

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The film with the most online votes will be awarded a $2,500 CASH AWARD. Online voting ends on May 25, 2016. Cast your vote at here. To read the official rules, click here.

Nominated Films:

How to Lose Weight – by Benjamin Berman

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Emperor of Time – by Drew Christie

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Bacon and God’s Wrath – by Sol Friedman

Bacon & God’s Wrath. from sol friedman on Vimeo.

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January – by Craig Pospisil

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Tattoo You – by S.R. Bindler & Lisa Kenner Grissom

 

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