ANNUAL FILM CONTEST
We invite all South Bay and Harbor Area High School students to participate in our annual film contest! Submissions are now open for our 2022 competition!

Congratulations to all of our 2021 contest participants! 
Films must fit into one of the following categories: 
  1. Experimental

  2. Psychological Thriller/Mystery

  3. Music

  4. Cliffhanger

  5. Vlog (at least 2 minutes)

Each film must be less than 5 minutes. No exceptions.

Films will be scored on a 100-point scale:

  • 25 points for technical skills, ability to see/hear without distraction

  • 25 points for clearness of concept, vision, and filmmaker's point of view

  • 25 points for character development, getting the most out of each actor

  • 25 points for overall film, cohesion of scenes from start to finish

 

 

DEADLINE: December 23rd, 2022

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Subject matter in films must be 'appropriate for a school environment' and be free of derogatory situations and stereotypes based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.

Keep swearing and gore/violence to a minimum. Films not contain any or references to drugs, weapons, or other paraphernalia. If your video is disqualified because of any of these reasons, you will receive an email detailing what needs to be fixed, and an opportunity to re-edit or censor your video, and resubmit as long as it is edited and re-submitted a week prior to the deadline.

Please save video as a .mp4 or .mov file

 

Cost: $5 per person, no limit to # of films entered. Please send payment via Paypal under "Friends and Family" to admin@freedomcommunity.com or via the button above

If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must fill out the minor release form. Please email Rae for the release form at rae@freedomcommunity.com

Please note that vlogs must be at least 2 minutes. Music videos are allowed to contain DMCA music or remixes of DMCA music, but must be non-explicit or "clean" versions of the songs. If you want to check if a song is allowed, please contact Rae.

You may also mail a DVD or USB drive to 336 Tejon Place, PVE, CA 90274. Please email Rae if you submit a hard copy of your film, we will send you a confirmation email back.

Please write first and last name, highschool, film title and category on the DVD, or save video in this format if you are submitting a USB drive: FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME_HIGHSCHOOL_FILMTITLE_CATEGORY

example: RAE_KANOA_PVHS_MYFILM_EXPERIMENTAL.mp4

Contact us if you have any questions or run into any issues:

rae@freedomcommunity.com

(310) 897-5043