For Immediate Release
26 March 2010

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Short Film Festival at Tunxis


Connecticut independent filmmakers are invited to submit their short video/films for a competition culminating in a Short Film Festival at Tunxis Community College on May 14 at 6 p.m. in Founders Hall. The screening of winning films is free and open to the public.

The College is seeking films of 20 minutes or less in the following categories: drama, comedy, animation, documentary, films which highlight cultural heritage, and entries produced by Connecticut high school students. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top films. The deadline for the competition is April 30.

Submissions must be on DVDs, and there is an entry fee of $10 for students and $20 for others. The competition is open to Connecticut residents and will be judged by members of the student Media Club at Tunxis, which is sponsoring the event. For more details on how to enter, visit

From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers almost 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need.  Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.