Ron Howard tapped to judge Greenwich Youth Film Festival

Oscar-winning director/producer Ron Howard (right) has been tapped to judge the Greenwich Youth Film Festival, according to the Junior League of Greenwich, the organizer of the event.

Howard, of Greenwich will be joined by producer Clayton Pecorin, “Fox & Friends” host Gretchen Carlson and film and television composer Jeff Cardoni in judging the contest. It is open to high school students throughout Fairfield and Westchester, N.Y. counties.

Video entries are now being accepted in five genres: creative, music video, animation, documentary and public service announcement. Cash prizes totaling $4,000 will be awarded to the five category winners, one of whom will be named the overall winner of the GYFF.

The winners will be announced at the Greenwich Youth Film Festival event, which is set for April 28 at 1 p.m. at Cole Auditorium in the Greenwich Library. Top film and video submissions from each genre will be shown.

Scott Gargan