Submit Your Films to the “Beyond the Peaks” Film Festival!​

Ready to showcase your filmmaking skills at the Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival? With less than a month left until the deadline, seize the moment and register on Skills21 Launchpad to kickstart your submission!

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to share your talent. Film entry categories include Documentary, PSA, Drama, Comedy, and Open. After signing up on Skills21 Launchpad, choose a category, explore tutorial videos and activities, and view step-by-step instructions on how to successfully submit your completed film entries.

Submissions are due by April 30th with winners announced at an end-of-school year Red Carpet Showcase in June. The top three winners will receive a cash prize and video supplies!

How to Submit Student Films

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

  1. Create a FREE account on Skills21 Launchpad.
  2. Review film categories and requirements.
  3. Choose which category you wish to enter.
    *Students can submit up to one film in each category
  4. Create your film, script, storyboard, and more!
  5. Upload your film to Google Drive.
  6. Enter your film using the shareable Google Drive Link on Launchpad and upload all additional project materials.

Filmmaking Resources

Looking for resources to help you create festival-worthy films? Check out our short list of editing apps and music and image libraries.

When working with music and images, always pay attention to licensing and credit requirements! Include these on screen at the same time the image or music is used, or in your film’s credits. When in doubt, ask for permission to use materials from the creator or source of the music or image.

For more classroom-ready resources, tools, and tips, check out our Storytelling and Filmmaking collection on PBS LearningMedia and the Beyond the Peaks homepage for genre-specific category insights.