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35th Annual Maine Student Film and Video Festival

May 3, 2012

Now accepting submissions

35th Maine Student Film and Video Festival
Deadline for Entries – Entries must ARRIVE by June 1, 2012

Public Screening and Awards Presentation July 21st, 2012

Grand Prize: $2539 Scholarship to the Young Filmmaker’s Program at the Maine Media Workshops

Waterville Opera House, Waterville, Maine

Held In Conjunction with 15th Maine International Film Festival

Works are selected by a qualified panel of judges on the basis of

Originality ~ Content ~ Style ~ Technique

Eligibility: Open to Maine residents 19 years of age and younger

The entire production must be the work of the person or persons entering the competition. For group productions, choose the category matching the oldest authoring member of the group. There is no age limit for actors, documentary subjects, or musicians who may appear in the production. Whenever possible, we urge students to use original music, copyright free music, or music they have obtained permission to use. The MSFVF is an educational event and we encourage teachers, artists, and advisers to work with their students.

The actual video production and editorial decisions must be made by the students.

There is a $10 entry fee. Make checks payable to Maine Alliance of Media Arts, 58 Wilson St #3, Portland ME, 04101.  Submitted movies are reviewed by 3 judges, usually: an educator, a media arts professional, and a MSFVF alumnus/a. Winners & finalists receive a certificate of merit. Prizes vary annually.

General Regulations:

  1. Anyone 19 years of age or younger who is a resident of Maine and in grades K-12 is eligible.
  2. There are three categories in which you may enter as many works as you would like: Pre-teen ~ grades K-6 Junior ~ grades 7-8 Senior ~ grades 9-12.
  3. As a rule, judges award winners and finalists in each category. The judges have final say in giving awards and they may expand or delete the number of awards in any given year.
  4. MAMA and the cooperating organizations cannot be responsible for loss or damage of your entry.
  5. MAMA shall have the right to make and use duplicate videotapes, DVDs, and digital media of entered movies for publicity and promotion in all formats and distribution outlets including broadcast, cable cast, internet, and future distribution and exhibition formats.
  6. The judges decisions are final.

QUESTIONS: Corey Norman, MSFVF Director,, 207-831-7801

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