Short Film Contest In Traverse City Offers $1,000 Prize

Short Film Contest In Traverse City Offers $1,000 Prize

Deadline for submissions is June 20, 2010

Do you think Traverse City is great? Of course you do! Do you want to make a short film that shows why? You know it! It could make you and a whole bunch of local folks feel great … and it could land you some cold, hard cash.

FIM Group, in conjunction with the Traverse City Film Festival, is sponsoring a 2010 Bumper Contest. (Bumpers are short films that play before feature films.) Here’s an opportunity for filmmakers of all ages do strut their movie-making mojo by creating a short that illustrates “Why Traverse City.”

Top prizes are $1,000, $500 and $250 (with several $100 runner-up awards). Plus, all winning bumpers will be shown before feature films during the 2010 Traverse City Film Festival.

So for all you aspiring filmmakers who love Traverse City, here’s your chance to shine. Dust off the steady cam, oil up the boom stands and get that casting couch ready … because the deadline for submissions is June 20, 2010.

Visit for complete contest rules, restrictions and submission guidelines.