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The Idaho Teen Film Festival’s purpose is to encourage the creation of and education surrounding the cinematic arts and provide a venue for middle and high school age filmmakers to exhibit their creative work.

EVENT INFO

Idaho Teen Film Festival 2024

May 4th 2024

Hillcrest High School Arts Auditorium

2800 E Sunnyside Rd, Ammon ID 83406

10am - Filmmaker’s Workshop

6:30 pm - Screening Begins

 

**** Taking submissions between March 18th - April 13th 2024

CATEGORIES

 

There are SIX categories that you can submit your film into for competition: 

    1. ACTION/DRAMA (10 min or less)

    2. COMEDY (10 min or less)

    3. SPORTS (8 min or less)

    4. SHORT SUBJECT (5 min or less)

    5.  COMMERCIAL (must be one of these EXACT durations: :15, :30:, :60 or :90 seconds

         to mimic aired industry commercial requirements)

    6.  DOCUMENTARY (10 min or less)

 

PRIZES

 

There will be a $300 category prize awarded for EACH of the categories listed above. (6x Category Winners in Total). There will also be a single $1,000 BEST IN SHOW prize awarded to a film selected by our judges based on the excellent overall quality of the film from the pool of ALL entries.  The film awarded Best in Show cannot also win a Category Prize.

 

(NOTE:  Sometimes, we will change the category of your film in the judging process if we think it gives you a better shot at winning a category or grand prize!  We will NOT move you into a worse ranking position, only with the goal of bettering your chances!)

 

FILMS MUST BE CREATED BY MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

This is a film festival for middle school and high school filmmakers (Grades 7-12) to express their creativity and learn the craft of filmmaking.  The majority of the creative work and the positions of Producer, Writer, Director and Director of Photography (the cameraman) must be filled by teens still in middle or high school during the time of the film's production and the film must be submitted by a current middle or high school student. (Grades 7-12)  The film must be an original work, created within the last 18 months and have not been previously submitted to the Kiwanis Teen Film Festival.

 

CONTENT GUIDELINES 

 

This is a family friendly film festival and publicly screens to viewers of all ages.  Therefore, we ask that all content be in the boundaries of what may be found in a G or PG rated film.  Do NOT include nudity, profanity, extremely violent, graphic, disturbing, or explicit content.  We understand that good drama includes conflict and at times mature themes, but please be creative and careful in how you depict and suggest such topics.  Be aware that we treat topics such as suicide with great sensitivity, as our festival screens publicly to younger viewers.  The East Idaho Falls Rotary Club reserves the right to not screen a film for any reason, though this has happened only once in the 20 year history of the festival.

 

CLEARANCES

 

All video footage used in your film must be original or officially licensed for use.  Any soundtrack, imagery created by other artists must be original or permissions acquired for screening in the Festival. Use of copyrighted material will result in disqualification.  See more in the Release section of the Entry Form.

 

SUBMITTING YOUR FILM

 

The submission window for uploading your films will be: March 18th - April 13th 2024.  The deadline cutoff is midnight on April 13th. Films will be submitted/uploaded as digital files via a Dropbox Request Link which will be posted below during the open submission window.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR DIGITAL FILE

https://www.dropbox.com/request/stmytZhiB6WvvJrHPVnK

 

FILM FORMAT

 

Your file should be a .mp4 (preferred) or .mov file and ideally in HD resolution (*1920x1080, 16:9 aspect ratio recommended) and should be labeled with the following convention:  

    FILM TITLE_YOURNAME_2024ITFF

SUBMISSION FEE

 

There will be a $20 per film entry fee.  If you are submitting multiple films, then there will be a fee for each film submitted.  Payments can be made online via the QR code below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or mailed to the East Idaho Falls Rotary Club at:

 

    East Idaho Falls Rotary Club

    1950 Niagara Street               

    Idaho Falls, ID 83404

With your payment (physical or electronic) please indicate the film title or director’s name so we can track payment with the films submitted.  If you pay for multiple submission fees as a lump sum, please indicate in the "Participants Name” field the names of the creators/films you are paying for.

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM

 

Please download and fill out pages 4-6 of the entry form below and email it back to hello@idahoteenfilmfestival.org either as an annotated PDF or a printed/digitized hardcopy.

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Or mail the completed entry form to the East Idaho Falls Rotary Club at:

 

    East Idaho Falls Rotary Club

    1950 Niagara Street               

    Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Any other questions, please contact us at hello@idahoteenfilmfestival.org

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