WHAT TYPES OF FILMS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for family-friendly films made by people under 18. Films can be any style (e.g. live action, animated, etc.), and any genre (e.g., comedy, drama, documentary, etc.). We are looking for fresh voices, and creative films. For this festival, your film should be appropriate for all ages.
HOW LONG SHOULD THE FILMS BE?
Films should be no longer than 10 minutes. 2-5 minutes is the most welcome range. There is no minimum length, but your film should be long enough to tell your story.
WHO CAN ENTER FIRST FILM FESTIVAL?
Films must be filmed, directed and edited by a person (or people) under 18 by August 22, 2015. You can enter your film to the festival as an individual, or as a group.
Note: if your film does not fit our perameters (e.g. the director is 18 or over, the film is longer than 10 minutes, etc.) you can still submit a film to be screened during the festival as a "supporting film", but you would not be eligible for the prizes.
HOW DO I SUBMIT A FILM?
Just follow the instructions on the SUBMIT link, you have between now and August 22, 2015. Think of it as a super awesome summer project, though you can also submit films you have already finished.
WHAT IS THE AWARD FOR WINNING FILMS?
The grand prize is a $2000 prize package including camera, lens, tripod, editing software, etc. Runner up films will also receive major prize packages, valued at $1000. And don't forget the pride of having your film reviewed and recognized!
IS THERE A COST TO SUBMIT A FILM?
Yes. In order to submit your film, there is a $25 fee per film. You'll need to enter a credit card number (just follow the instructions on SUBMIT). We use stripe for payment, so your credit card information is secure.
WHERE WILL THE FILMS BE SHOWN?
The films will be shown online on October 17. You'll be able to watch all videos online at www.firstfilmfestival.org
WHO ARE THE JUDGES?
The judges are Brad Montague, Jonathan Hoffman, and Valerie Streit. You can learn about them here.
WHAT IS OLIVE US?
Olive Us is an award-winning online video series about kids (siblings) doing cool, meaningful projects together, or exploring places or objects in a new way. Olive Us is the primary sponsor of First Film Festival.