The PAW Award

The PAW Award is the audience choice award at the VT Bear Film Festival! The award goes to the short film, chosen by our audience as the best at the festival. The winning short is announced Saturday night, before the Barn Dance.
BearshortsDVDblackAre you a filmmaker, videomaker, or just like to play around with your video camera? You could be selected by the VT Bear Film Festival audience to win this year’s coveted PAW Award, which includes a cash prize. The winning short will also be included on the next installment of the “Shorts from the Vermont Bear Film Festival” DVD.

Submission deadline is July 31st.

Click here to submit a film for consideration at the next VT Bear Film Festival.


Previous PAW Award Winners


  • Avec de Excuses a Alfred
  • Bearly Haunted
  • Smak dem Christians Down!
  • Wide ‘n’ Furry
  • Get Happy
  • Foot Soldier
  • Spooners
  • A Last Farewell

For information about PAW Award Rules and Guidelines, click here.