Burlington County Commissioners announce winners from 2024 Juried Short Film Festival

Special to The Sun
Burlington County Commissioner Deputy Director Dan O’Connell helped present awards to the winners of the third annual Burlington County Juried Short Film Festival. Pictured with O’Connell is Javy Cortez Jr., a Rutgers University student whose film For the Love of the Game received a Judge’s Choice Award.

Burlington County’s third annual Juried Short Film Festival concluded on June 15 with the second of two evenings of screenings, and the Burlington County Commissioners announced the nine films selected as this year’s award winners.

The winners were selected by a panel of three judges working in the film industry. Both nights screenings on June 14 and 15 drew about 100 attendees.

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The event was organized by the Burlington County Parks System to provide a showcase for independent filmmakers. A total of 23 films were screened, including the nine award winners. More than 100 films were submitted from across the United States, Europe and Africa.

Nine of the screened films were from Burlington County filmmakers, including one of the festival’s award winners.

For a list of the films that received awards at this year’s Juried Short Film Festival, visit www.co.burlington.nj.us.

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