Cresskill High School 2015 Film Festival
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Due April 26th, 2015 - High school students across the US are invited to hone their filmmaking skills by participating in the Cresskill High School Film Festival.

Entries can be made in the following categories:
   1. Music Video - Submissions into the Music Video category require either original music or the proper consent of the copyrights owners of the respective music used in a submission. All submissions are evaluated based on audio, video, and story, however, the music video category emphasizes the relationship between audio and video. There is no minimum or maximum time, but the video should include the entire song.
   2. Non-Fiction - Submissions into the Non-Fiction category emphasize story and writing. These short-form documentaries are meant to tell a story about the world we live in. Non-Fiction submissions may be in the form of a profile, biographical short, a news report, or other. All video warrants good audio and video and documentaries will also need an interesting story to tell. Maximum time: 4 minutes
   3. PSA - Submissions into the Public Service Announcement category are put with the task of promoting good behaviors in today’s society. To qualify into the PSA category, the submission must promote morally good behavior. PSA formats vary but each submission have an underlying moral lesson. Maximum time: 1 minute
   4. Animation/stop-motion - Submissions into the Animation/Stop-Motion category include any computer-animated, illustrated, or stop-motion videos. To be qualified as an animation or stop-motion video, the animation or stop-motion must be apparent and make up at least 50% of the submission. Maximum time: 2 minutes
   5. Comedy - Submissions into the Comedy category should highlight writing and are evaluated on how well the submission tells a humorous story. Successful comedy submissions understand the difference between a video that is funny and a video that contains comedy. Maximum time: 4 minutes
   6. Theme - "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Submissions into the Theme category must include the theme "Life moves pretty fast..." as either a central or peripheral idea within the video. Any format video, fiction or otherwise, is an acceptable entry in this specialized category. Maximum time: 5 minutes

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.


Category Winners
The winning entry in each category receives a $100 scholarship and a Cresskill High School Film Festival trophy.

Grand Prize
The winner of the First in Festival award receives an additional $100 scholarship.

Open to students in grades 9-12 in the United States.

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