Centennial School District
FILM FESTIVAL 2016-17
Official Handbook Dina McCaffery Digital Production Teacher/Festival Coordinator • WTHS
GUIDELINES Objective Filmmaking develops visual literacy. It fosters research, organization, planning, analysis and synthesis skills. It develops oral, visual and writing presentation skills, negotiating, communication and other interpersonal skills. It creates awareness of community, family and self, connections between curriculum and the world outside the classroom. It is a rich method to explore content and surround the project with authentic experiences. While the benefits of filmmaking in the classroom encompass student awareness, creativity, engagement, technical learning, it also provides a bridge to life outside the classroom. The experiences learned and the skills developed will make them much more than better filmmakers, they will become better thinkers. William Tennent High School is proud to announce the 2nd annual Student Film Festival. The festival is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the creative talents and accomplishments of students.
This fun event gives participants the chance to see their films featured on the “big screen” and maybe even be honored at a red-carpet Awards Ceremony on April 20th, 2017.
Entries All entries should be submitted online. 1. Complete the Film Festival Registration form and email to [email protected]
2. Name your film: Create a title for your video, beginning with WTHS_filmfestival2016_Category_Title (and NOT including names of participants or school). Example: WTHS_filmfestival2016_Documentary_How to Submit ➢ During the video uploading process, select “Unlisted” under “Privacy Settings. Videos submitted without the proper privacy settings will be disqualified. ➢ Please Do NOT share your videos on social media until after the Film Festival. 3. Upload films to YouTube and provide a link and email to [email protected]
Entries will be accepted until midnight on Friday, March 31, 2017
PLEASE NOTE: NOT all entries will be shown at the Film Festival. You will be contacted if you are a nominee.
Categories William Tennent High School Film Festival. April 20, 2017 7 p.m. DEADLINE for Entry: March 31, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS 1.
Comedy: Tells a humorous story. May incorporate comedic elements such as misunderstandings, or satire. (No longer than 5 minutes)
Public Service Announcement: A PSA is a short message, which informs the public, or changes public opinion, actions, or feelings. (No longer than 2 minutes).
Music Video: Video pictures set to original or non-original music. All music used is copyright protected and the intellectual property of the musical artist. Copyrighted material must be credited at the end of each video. (Permission must be granted to use copyrighted material). (No longer than 5 minutes).
4. Narrative: Any fictional or nonfictional piece which is presented in a sequence and tells a story and does not fit into the other specific categories. (No longer than 5 minutes)
5. Silent Films: Black and White film in the silent film style. Instrumental music only. (No longer than 5 minutes). 6.
Experimental: Your film doesn't fit neatly in any other category? This is the place for it, just keep it under 5 minutes.
Middle School Category:
Alumni and Friends Category: - A Category specifically For BWTV/WTHS
Are you in 8th grade or younger? Then this is the category for you. Any film 5 minutes or less made by Middle School students.
Alumni. That's right, we just can't let you go! Accepted Genres: Narrative, Documentary, or Experimental. ***(This category is a separate competition. Films will ONLY be judged against other films in this category and are not eligible for any "High School" awards.)***
Films MUST follow these