1 - 8minutes

This category is for any type of film created by 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.

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1-8 Minutes

This category is for anything that doesn’t conform to any of the other categories. The goal is to have fun, be creative, and entertain.

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1-8 Minutes

This category is for films that use computer graphics, computer animation, Flash, or stop-frame animation. Be sure your animation tells a story.

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1-8 Minutes

This category is for anything you find humorous. Submissions such as parodies and spoofs - popular on YouTube - are accepted.

9 - 30 Minutes

This category enables you to explore non-fiction films, focusing on a person, place, organization, event, etc.

9 - 30 Minutes

This category enables you to explore in-depth stories with developed plots and characters.

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1 - 6 Minutes

This category is for original music or songs in which you have written permission to use. Check out our Music Resources page for approved music.

*Please note that no copyrighted music will be accepted without written permission from the artist. 

 30 seconds - 2 minutes

This category is for films that raise awareness, change public attitudes, and/or effect behavior towards a social issue.

2-8 Minutes

This film type takes an in-depth, non-fiction look at an event, person, place, or thing.

2 - 8 Minutes

This category is for films that tell a story - think beginning, middle, end, conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution. 

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