The Chelsea Film Festival, which runs from October 15th to 18th, is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. This year the theme of the festival is Women in Film & Media so it is fitting that the official jury is comprised mostly of women. Go girl power!
Jury President this year is Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons of Bonnie and Clyde and Roseanne fame. The rest of the jury includes director Tiffany Bartok and film, television, and theatre actors Margarita Levevia and Dorian Missick.
The Chelsea Film Festival Jurors will select the Grand Prix Award for Best Picture, the Petite Prix Award for Best Short Film and ten other awards. They will also award $70,000 in prizes. The Grand Prix Winner will receive a work of original art by acclaimed artist, Arturo di Modica.
A Special Screening of the 2015 Chelsea Film Festival Grand Prix will be presented at the First Kino & Vino Series in partnership with Bow Tie Cinemas on November 9th, 2015 at 7pm.
The winning films, filmmakers and actors will be announced at the Closing Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 18th. Tickets for the festival are available here.