Film Festival submission and PAW Award Information

Our program director, John Scagliotti, is searching the globe for a variety of bear feature, documentary and short film submissions for this year's festival. If you have a bear film, know a filmmaker who'd like to submit a film, or you recently viewed a great bear flick on youtube, we'd like to hear from you.

Please contact us at or send a copy of your film to:

After Stonewall Productions
158 Kopkind Road
Guilford, Vermont 05301
att. John Scagliotti.

The PAW Award

The 2014 Vermont Bear Film Festival Short Film Contest. To be awarded Saturday Aug. 23rd before the Barn Dance.

Are you a filmmaker, videographer, or just like to play around with your video camera? You could be selected by the 2014 VT Bear Film Festival audience to win this year's coveted PAW Award and $250.00. The winner will also be included on the next "Shorts from the Vermont Bear Film Festival" DVD, and invited to present your film in the 2014 Pride of the Ocean Film Festival in Hawaii (the festival takes place Oct. 11 through 18, 2014.)

For entry submission questions, e-mail John Scagliotti, our festival program director at If you are entering the PAW award contest, please refer to the RULES and GUIDELINES section below. Submission deadline is July 25, 2014.

Previous PAW Award Winners

Avec de Excuses a Alfred Bearly Haunted Smak dem Christians Down! Wide 'n' Furry Get Happy Foot Soldier Spooners

PAW Award Rules and Guidelines