This Film Competition is made up of three categories: High School (9-12), Middle School (7-8), and K-6 (Primary). Student films will be judged by a panel of teachers, students, parents and SLOIFF board members. Films selected for screening at the March 2014
SLO International Film Festival will compete for cash prizes in the following categories:
- Best Film made by an individual
- Best Film made by a group
- Best SLO County Film*
- Best Animated Film
There are often also special jury awards given each year.
This competition is open to elementary through high school students from all over the world. College student films are not accepted in this competition. *San Luis Obispo County residents are eligible for the Best SLO County Film award in three age levels. To win the filmmaker must be a student in a school in San Luis Obispo County or a home school student residing in SLO County, and all entries must include a copy of school identification.
Submissions in all categories must be received by January 15, 2014. There is no entry fee for K-12 Student Film entries. Films should be submitted through Withoutabox (link will be active on July 1, 2013).
Films can be stories told with photographs, animation, live action, music videos, documentaries…anything goes. The subject matter is open to your imagination but please…keep it clean. Films should be able to be rated G or PG. Here are a few suggested themes and ideas to get you started:
- A Day in the life of….
- My Neighborhood
- I’m Proud to be…
- Your version of a fairy tale, book, TV show or movie
The SLOIFF reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted. All films submitted must have a completion date after January 1, 2013. Screening copies submitted must be on a Region 0 or 1 DVD in NTSC format. No PAL DVDs please. All submitted materials become property of the SLOIFF and will not be returned. Films selected for screening at the Festival will be notified no later than January 30, 2014. All student filmmakers with films screening at the festival will be given one Movie Fanatic (six-film) pass, worth $50, to the 2012 SLOIFF, good from March 5-9, 2014.
If you have any questions regarding film submissions, please email the Festival Director.