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First Prize

$1000

Second Prize

$500

Third Prize

$250

Categories

Documentary

In the documentary category you are to create a documentary on a topic of your choosing. Your film must be under 5 minutes, and you must have credible interviews and b-roll. For preproduction you must include interview questions and a storyboard. A script is optional. You must also include a film poster, film trailer, synopsis and list all cast and crew. 

Public Service Announcement

In the PSA category you are creating a public service announcement that has a run time of less than 90 seconds convincing your audience to take action. For pre-production you must include a script and storyboard. You must also include a film poster, film trailer, synopsis and list all cast and crew. 

Drama

In the drama category you are creating a dramatic film that has a run time of less than 5 minutes. For pre-production you must include a script and storyboard. You must also include a film poster, film trailer, synopsis and list all cast and crew. 

Comedy

In the comedy category you are creating a comedic film that has a run time of less than 5 minutes. For pre-production you must include a script and storyboard. You must also include a film poster, film trailer, synopsis and list all cast and crew. 

Open

In the open category you are creating a film that has a run time of less than 5 minutes and doesn’t fit in any of the other categories. For pre-production you must include a script and storyboard. You must also include a film poster, film trailer, synopsis and list all cast and crew. 

FAQ

When is the festival?

The festival will run through the 2022-2023 school year.

Submissions will be due April 30, 2023, and a Red Carpet Showcase event will take place in May 2023.

Who can participate?

High School students, grades 9-12, located in NY, VT and QC are eligible to enter.

How do I submit my film?

The film festival uses a platform called Launchpad. Students and teachers can register, view filmmaking tutorials, and submit films at: https://beyondthepeaks.skills21.org/

Launchpad complies with New York’s Edlaw 2-d

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