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This film festival is open to middle and high school aged youth.

Entries are due April 22nd 2019 

Entries are FREE 

You may submit to the film festival anytime during the school year when you have completed your film, you do not need to wait for the due date. 

How to Enter:

If you are a region15 student: 

1. Use the google classroom code to add the film festival: yr2z9n8

2. Follow the directions in google classroom to submit your film. 

If you are a student from another school:  

1. Email a link to your film on google drive to

(.mp4 or .mov) Youtube submissions will not be accepted. 

Be sure to set the settings to anyone with the link can view. 

2. Download, sign & scan/photograph the waiver. Email a link to your waiver on google drive. All participants, location owners (giving you permission to film on their property), and actors that appear in your film must complete a waiver document.

3. Email a link to your trailer on google drive (if your video is more than 5 min). 

4. Complete this entry form


Video Guidelines

 Videos of all types are welcome to enter, awards (listed above) will be given out

at the awards night in April.   

Films longer than 5 min in length are required to submit a trailer 5 min or less to be used for screening at the film festival awards night if nominated. If your video is less than 5 min no trailer is needed. 

Students are responsible for the content of their films. Films may not show or glamorize: drug use, alcohol or tobacco, guns, sexual references or innuendo, violence, profanity or vulgarity. All content in your film must be culturally sensitive. Keep your videos appropriate for all audiences. The film must follow copyright laws, and respect ethics, media releases and industry legalities. Written consent must be obtained in order to use any material not created by you, including all music. All participants, location owners (giving you permission to film on their property), and actors that appear in your film must complete a waiver document.

2019 Festival Judges 

Cat Boyce
Cat Boyce is a first year MFA Digital Media and Design candidate at the University of Connecticut. She received her BFA in Fine Arts concentrating in Photography with a minor in Digital Arts from the University of Connecticut in 2015. She also studied at the Institute of Palazzo Rucellai in Florence, Italy. As a visual storyteller inspired by process, her work explores human identity, relationships, and the boundaries of photography.
Christian Partenio
Christian Partenio is a junior Digital Media and Design Major and Film Studies Minor at UConn. He is the president elect of the UConn Film Club and the advertising director at UCTV
Jacqueline Devine
Gregory J. Golda
Professor Gregory J. Golda earned his Masters in Art Education from Penn State and has been teaching and producing multimedia at Sacred heart University in Fairfield CT since 1999. 
Patrick Brooks
Writer/ Director, Producer, Cinematographer