Submit a video
- Friday, May 5th 2023 by 11:59 pm unless alternate arrangements were made and communicated with/to Council District 12 and the MMTM leadership team. All films must be submitted by May 12th at 5:00 pm at the latest to be considered.
Special Note: Submissions may be uploaded starting Monday, April 17th 2023.
Special Note: The “Making Movies that Matter” 4th Annual Council District 12 Short Film Festival Artist-in-Residence Program is not responsible for the streaming quality of the submitted file.
- Film submissions may be no longer than 3 minutes in length.
- Films must be shot on a mobile device (iPhone or iPad) and may be edited using any software (or the uploader must select *Advanced* category).
- Films must be submitted as Quicktime files (i.e. .mov files)
- A one sentence synopsis/logline of the film must be included.
- Films must be created between January – May 2023 to be considered.
- Filmmakers must be K-16 students or from a pre-approved community organization
- Fictional Short
- Public Service Announcement
- Animated Short
The file must be labeled as: [FILM TITLE]_[SCHOOL NAME].mov
All submissions must be submitted online and labeled in the following manner:
- Identify the age group of the filmmaker(s):
- Middle School
- High School
- Include the contact information for the school and/or each member of the team, including, but not limited to: physical address, phone number and email address.
- Include the name of the Artist-in-Residence who advised or supervised the project, when applicable.
Awards will be made in the following categories by age group:
- Outstanding Documentary
- Outstanding Fictional Short
- Outstanding Public Service Announcement
- Outstanding Animated Short
Films that are world premiering at the Festival are eligible for the Festival’s multiple competitive categories. Winners will be chosen by a special jury.
Shorts exhibited previously, either theatrically, at another local festival or via television or Internet broadcast are not eligible to apply. Rough cuts or works-in-progress are accepted and reviewed. However, filmmakers are urged to submit as close to the final cut as possible.