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Hot Off The Press: High School Film Festival Accepting Submissions

Posted on: July 11, 2013

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for all you artist ladies, check out this opportunity to submit your film to the high school film festival. Applications due August 2nd


camera girl 6-13The first annual All-American High School Film Festival will be held in New York City the weekend of October 4-6 as it seeks to empower the next generation of filmmakers through exposure and resources. 

Aspiring high school students can submit short films to the festival in a variety of genres: Drama/Narrative, Comedy, Documentary, Sports Narrative or Documentary, Animation, Music Video, Experimental (for all of those films that don’t quite fit the other categories), Scholastic Book Trailer, Made in NY and PSA. 

The Made in NY category is open to free submission for high school students until August 2. Short films submitted to this category should show the judges a day in the life of New York City teenager and what’s it like growing up in New York City. Films could discuss why you love your neighborhood, what your family’s like, or what you want to do after graduation. Submitted films should be two and a half minutes in length, and for this category, at least 75 percent of the piece must be produced within the City of New York. The winning film will be shown on NYC life (Channel 25) and, NYC Media’s video-on-demand player. 

The All-American High School Film Festival aims to provide an engaging and relevant festival experience that includes: screenings of the top films in each category, a comprehensive college fair, technology and product showcases, panel discussions and hands-on workshops. Festival judges include: Andrew Jenks, Ed Burns, Morgan Spurlock and Dylan McDermott. The festival will take place at the AMC Empire 25 Theater in Times Square. 

For more information about the event as well as how to submit your film, please visit

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