film-fest-poster-contestThe Beaufort Film Society has announced that the first ever poster art contest for the 2011 Film Festival is underway. The winner’s artwork will represent the 5th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival in all event promotions. The deadline for contest submissions is August 31st, and all the contest rules and submission guidelines can be found at

The winning poster will be announced at The Unveiling Party, September 30th, to be held at ArtWorks located in the K-Mart plaza in Beaufort.  Ten finalist posters will be announced on September 15th and the (10) finalists will be in the running for cash prizes to be announced at the September 30th event: $250 for First Prize, $100 for Second Prize, and $50 for Third. In addition to cash prizes for the top three winners, all (10) finalist posters will be auctioned off at The Unveiling Party, with the proceeds split 50/50 between the artist and the Beaufort Film Society. All proceeds from the contest and the party will be used to underwrite the Beaufort International Film Festival, February 16-20, 2011.

The Beaufort International Film Festival has quickly become a marquee event in the Lowcountry and nationwide. The 2010 Festival drew over 4,000 attendees to view the finalist films selected from more than 200 entries from 22 countries.

The contest is easy to enter, there is a small $15 Jury Fee, and all the contest rules and submission guidelines are available at For any questions, contact Ron Tucker at 522-3196. For more information about the Beaufort International Film Festival, please visit