Telly Awards honors Historic Deerfield Development Video
THE PIONEER VALLEY TRANSITION TOWNS Film Festival presents locally made films on “How Communities Are Working toward Sustainable Living.” Friday, 7 p.m. Cohn Dining Commons, Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield. The top 10 juried films shot in the Greater Pioneer Valley with subject matter directly related to sustainability in the region. Local documentarian Rawn Fulton will be the MC for this event and prizes, funded by the Pioneer Valley Institute, will be given out for the top three short films in the competitive category. All are invited to a Meet the Filmmakers reception. Free, donations accepted. www.transitionnorthfieldma.org.
OLD DEERFIELD — The Telly Awards has named Historic Deerfield’s Development Video, made by filmmaker Rawn Fulton of Searchlight Films in Bernardston, a Bronze winner in the Fundraising category of its competition. It was among nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and several countries.
Fulton’s video provides viewers with an overview of Historic Deerfield, highlighting the authentic early American community and its historic houses, along with its collection of decorative arts, educational programs, and restoration projects. The video features interviews with museum staff and notable historians, including John P. Demos, author of “The Unredeemed Captive,” and Leigh Keno, founder and president of Keno Auctions and an alumnus of Historic Deerfield’s Summer Fellows program. They tell the story of Historic Deerfield through their experiences with the museum.
“Historic Deerfield is pleased to receive this honor, highlighting the excellent work of filmmaker Rawn Fulton and Historic Deerfield staff,” Historic Deerfield President Philip Zea said. “The video tells the story of Historic Deerfield with compelling interviews and magnificent images of the museum’s collection.”
The Telly Awards, founded in 1979, is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, the organization’s executive director. “Historic Deerfield and Searchlight Films’ accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
Historic Deerfield, Inc., is dedicated to the heritage and preservation of Deerfield and the Connecticut River Valley generally. Its museums and programs provide today’s audiences with experiences that create an understanding and appreciation of New England’s historic villages and countryside.