This is an Elk Island Public Schools student festival. Only EIPS student-produced films are eligible.
Only students in grades 7-12 are eligible.
Student productions are produced, directed, planned and technically created entirely by students. The involvement of parents, teachers and professionals is limited to technical advice and funding.
Total running time, including credits, is no longer than the time specified for each category.
Student films are reviewed and approved by a supervising teacher who verifies that content is suitable for general public viewing. A teacher must sign off on each entry form even in the case of an independent project.
Individuals may enter as many productions as they wish; however, EACH ENTRY REQUIRES A SEPARATE ENTRY FORM and teacher sign-off. Submissions will be acknowledged by an email confirming that it has been received.
Upload each entry to ElkFest Film Festival YouTube. The YouTube channel password will be provided at ElkFest events or via email.
Please ensure that a high-resolution copy of the film is archived for use at the Festival Screening.
A maximum of 5 students may be listed on the entry form as filmmakers. Only these participants will be eligible for festival prizes.
Teacher supervisors or the festival committee can disqualify a film that does not meet the requirements for general public viewing audience.
Non-students may be used as actors and for voice-overs as long as they are directed by students.
Productions must have been completed within 12 months of the deadline.
Films for all categories may be submitted using a second language. An english transcript is required and must be submitted along with the entry form.
Each film must be uploaded to YouTube by April 11, 2016 and completed entry form received by that date. Entry forms may be downloaded from the website and emailed or delivered by the submission deadline.
If you need help solving technical problems contact Les Sereda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Entries will be screened before the festival by adjudicators who are teachers and film industry professionals. They will select winning entries in each category for the two groups. Award recipients will be announced at the festival.
All films will be screened at the festival.
In addition, all entries will receive written feedback from the adjudicators.
Entrants are encouraged to create productions that consist as much as possible of original material, including music, graphics, and visuals.
Filmmakers are responsible for securing all copyright clearance and music rights.
See the entry form for details.