The deadline is approaching for entries in the One Earth Film Festival's Young Filmmakers Contest! All entries must be received by Jan. 12. Read more in the release below:
ELIGIBILITY: To enter, contestants must be in one of the following eligible grade level categories at the time of submission.
GRADE LEVEL CATEGORIES: There will be one winner in each of the following four grade level categories.
- Elementary (grades 3, 4, 5)
- Middle School (grades 6, 7, 8)
- High School (grades 9, 10, 11, 12)
- College (active, enrolled college or university student)
Contest officials reserve the right not to name a winner in any given category, pending volume and quality of entries.
Contest entries may be by an individual, or by a group of any size (for example — a group of friends, an afterschool program, an entire class).
Film length. Films by entrants in the 3rd-8th grade level categories may submit a film of no shorter than 3 minutes, and no longer than 8 minutes. Films by entrants in 9th grade through college level may submit a film of no shorter than 5 minutes, and no longer than 8 minutes.
In 2014, the YFC will accept and consider short animated films. Minimum film length for animated submissions is 45 seconds. However, animated films must still meet the general judging criteria.
Each film submission should choose one (or a couple) of the following areas on which to clearly focus its theme
Filmmakers will be judged on their ability to address their chosen topic/s by being engaging, informative, inspiring, and creative in the execution of their film. Submissions must show a strong (research-supported) understanding of the topic/s and related, key issues. Submissions mustshare/highlight solutions to issues within the entrants’ chosen sustainability topic/s.