A generous contribution from an anoymous donor will lead to a scholarship prize for this year’s top filmmakers at the annual Commotion Pictures Screening. The 2019 Audience Award for Best Picture, a prize voted on at the conclusion of the screening, will come with a $500 scholarship prize for the top film as decided by those in attendance.
“We’re really appreciative of such a kind gesture from a great supporter of our department,” said Steve Stifano, who directs the production sequence. “Support like this allows us to do great things.”
Stifano says that the audience award prize will continue in future years, and the donor has pledged support for next year’s award, too. “We plan to hold many, many more red carpet screenings as this program grows and develops,” Stifano said. “This donation allows us to honor the students who have worked so hard to create great things, and we’re all excited about what’s to come.”
The third annual Commotion Pictures Screening & Red Carpet Event is set for Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 PM at the Spotlight Threatre in Hartford, CT. More information is available here.