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Calling Aspiring Junior Filmmakers!

Katonah Connect and Bedford Playhouse announce the Yellow Brick Road film contest. Students entering grades 5th – 12th this fall are encouraged to produce a family-friendly short film inspired by The Wizard of Oz. One winner in each category (Dorothy, grades 5-8; Glenda, grades 9 -12) will receive Family Ticket Package to the Yellow Brick Road Fest on October 8. Two runner-ups in each category will receive 4 Movie Tickets to the Bedford Playhouse. The contest is free to enter.

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Students entering 5th – 12th grades for the 2022-2023 school year who reside in the towns/hamlets of Bedford, Lewisboro, North Salem or Pound Ridge


A short film (no longer than five minutes) inspired by “The Wizard of Oz”


Send submissions to [email protected]


Entries will be accepted July 1 – September 18

The Details

We encourage all students who enjoy telling stories through film or animation to create a short film inspired by the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz.” We welcome all styles of film, but entries should be no longer than five minutes, and the language/subject matter must be family friendly. More importantly, be original, be creative and have fun!
Here are a few questions/examples to get you started (these are only ideas, not suggestions – please create your own):
Is there a specific scene, character, or song in The Wizard of Oz that is meaningful to you? Did you rewrite the words to Somewhere Over the Rainbow to represent your life? Have you always wished the Munchkins were talking chipmunks? Is your dog an actor in the making?
All entries must include the following: 
1. A link to your short film with access granted to whoever has the link (there will be multiple judges)
2.  Your name and town where you live
3. Your grade in the fall and the school you will attend
4. A brief paragraph that summarizes your film and explains what inspired you
All winners will be notified by October 1.
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