The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) launched its 2013 season with the celebration of the winner of their third annual poster contest and their official Call for Entries at a reception held early in February at the Arlington Town Hall. Master story teller Brendyn Schneider presided as Master of Ceremonies.
Poster submission from Arlington High School and Arlington Catholic High School students were reviewed by a panel of judges who winnowed the pool to the top seven finalists. Representing the Arlington Cultural Council, Scott Samenfeld announced the winner of the contest, Marley Jurgensmeyer, and awarded her $500 on behalf of AIFF. The reception also marked the official launch of the 2013 Festival scheduled in October as well as the Call for Entries.
Marley Jurgensmeyer is a tenth-grade student at Arlington High School and the winner of the AIFF’s Poster Contest for the second year.
The Festival’s mission aims to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film — to nurture the next generation of filmmakers within our community. The Festival is accepting narrative, documentary, experimental and animated features and shorts. There is a special category of short submissions that will be accepted from local high school filmmakers. Entry fees are waived for this category.
Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2013.
Visit www.AIFF.org for guidelines and more information.