rules for submission 2016-17

- Due date March 8, 2017 by 11:59 PM. NO EXCEPTIONS


- Students must complete ALL questions on the submission form.  

- Send any and all copyright  information, permission emails, and websites for royalty-free music/film clips, etc. to  Subject line of the email should be the title of the film and must  be received by March 8. 


- The title (of the film) on submission form must match the title of the film submitted by teacher  EXACTLY.


- Films may be no more than 6 minutes, including credits 


- Films must be in the following format:

  • HD Videos : H.264 - 1080p 29.97
  • SD Videos : Windows Media - NTSC Widescreen or Quicktime – NTSC Widescreen

- Films should be equivalent to PG-rating and may not show any blatant drug use, violence,  nudity or profanity. 


-Any audio/visual not produced by the students must have written permission from the artist or be from a free use website.


Suggested sites for usable material:







Rubric for Semifinal Round

Rubric for Final Round

5-Second Clip

A montage will be made up of many of the films submitted to the festival.   Please have your mentor submit your chosen 5-second clip of the BEST piece of your film so that we can include it!

                       group project

The group project is optional for each participating school. 


Film must include the following:

     Prop - cactus

     Line - "it's not against the law to pop a balloon."


Each school may submit up to 3 films by February 17.


Films should be no more than 60 seconds and must include the name of the school superimposed over the first 5 seconds. 

                 2015 Awards night montage:

           click on the pictures below to view.

2015 film Submissions

2014 Awards Night

2014 Film Submissions

2013 Awards Montage

2013 Film submissions

2012 Awards Montage

2012 Film submissions

2011 Feature on Action News

AWARDS NIGHT is Thursday, April 27 beginning at 7 pm at Upper Dublin High School. Please dress appropriately for the red carpet! For information about purchasing tickets, click here.


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