The Knowlton Film Festival has added a short film contest worth $3500 to the roster of its second edition.

Films must be 15 minutes or less, be set largely in Brome Lake, and have one member of cast or crew from the Townships.

The contest is open to all film genres, and winning entries will be part of the official program, Aug. 22 to 25. Applications must be received by March 15, and finished films are due June 17. First prize is $2000. Second is $1000. Third is $500.

Log on to festivalcinemaknowlton.ca for applications and guidelines.