SCC Student Film Festival is accepting entries

March 20, 2014

Area high school and SCC students are encouraged to enter in St. Charles Community College’s Student Film Festival in April. The deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. Monday, April 21.

“Some students might have already made something in the past year that they could submit – a short film for a school project or just a movie they made with friends,” said Darren Osburn, film festival coordinator and SCC associate professor of speech and communication. “We encourage students to enter those movies for a chance to win money in the festival.”

Students can submit films for the following categories:

  • Documentary (10 minutes or less): A presentation that records actual living characters and settings and/or details historical or current events. Infomercials, public relations videos and promotional films are not eligible.
  • Comedy Shorts (9 minutes or less): Original or minimally inspired works of comedy. The film should challenge, entertain and/or provoke.
  • Drama Shorts (9 minutes or less): Original or minimally inspired works of drama. The film should challenge, entertain and/or provoke.
  • Music Video (5 minutes or less): Non-narrative work set to a single piece of music that captures the essence of the sound in a form of a story or creative output. May include minimal footage from other sources.
  • Experimental/Animation (6 minutes or less): All remaining genres of programs including, but not limited to, animation, experimental, computer graphics, special effects and stop-frame techniques. All footage must be original.

For submission guidelines or to download an entry form, go to stchas.edu/filmfestival. Financial prizes will be awarded to winners of each category, overall winner and the audience favorite. All entries will receive feedback from judges and some screen time during the awards ceremony and the winners will be screened in their entirety.

The awards ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the auditorium of the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building on the SCC campus.

For more information, contact Osburn at 636-922-8564 or dosburn@stchas.edu. 

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.

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