Here is a great opportunity for aspiring film makers. Besides the 2nd Annual Bronx Week Film Festival, that the Boogiedowner will start making announcements about and seeking submissions for, the following was sent about the "Your Film Festival". It is a contest offering a $500,000 grant and the opportunity to have your film produced. The video clip below should help explain further.
"This is Your Film Festival. You have until March 31st to submit a short, story-driven video. There's no entry fee. It can be any format - short film, web-series episode, TV pilot - and any genre. In June, audiences around the world will vote, sending 10 deserving storytellers to open the 2012 Venice Film Festival where a Grand Prize Winner will be rewarded with a $500,000 grant to create a new work, produced by Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender and a world class team."