MONTPELIER, VT. >> The Vermont Community Foundation is giving a boost to a program that encourages young people to make short films with a Vermont focus.

Nora Jackson, the founder of the Vermont Youth Film Competition, says they're looking for Vermont-focused films with a range of themes, from history and contemporary issues to personal stories, culture, and the art.

The competition is for filmmakers between the ages 14 and 30.

The $10,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation will help fund a Youth Film Festival at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier on May 7.

Last year's Vermont Youth Film Competition drew 89 entries from across Vermont.

The deadline for entries is April 16.

To see the rules, enter and watch last year's films visit .