July 20, 2019
Waterville Opera House
SELECTION CRITERIA AND PRIZES
Films will be judged by category: Narrative, Documentary, and Creative (animated, experimental, etc.)
Works are selected on the basis of Originality, Content, Style, and Technique
Submitted films are reviewed by a committee consisting of educators, media arts professionals, and MSFVF alumni.
In addition to scholarship prizes for winners, finalists and honorable mentions receive a certificate of merit. Prizes vary annually, but have included scholarships for summer filmmaking workshops, cash prizes, subscriptions to Adobe Creative Cloud, and more!
There is no entry fee to submit your film!
Anyone 19 years of age or younger who is a resident of Maine and in grades K-12 is eligible.
Maximum length for entries is 10 minutes.
Submissions are considered and judged by three age groups: Grades K-6; Grades 7-8; Grades 9-12.
The entire production must be the work of the person or persons entering the competition. For group productions, choose the age of 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. See the Creative Commons website for more information about types of permissions and resources for royalty-free music.
The Maine Student Film & Video Festival (MSFVF) is an educational event, and we encourage teachers, artists, and advisers to work with their students; however, the actual video production and editorial decisions must be made by students.
Judges award winners and recognize finalists in each category. Judges may expand or reduce the number of awards in any given year, and all decisions are final.
Maine Film Center shall have the right to download and share and digital copies of submitted works for publicity and promotion in all formats and distribution outlets including broadcast, cable, internet, and future distribution and exhibition formats.
Maine Public may air selected student works on Maine Public Television. In order for your film to be considered for public broadcast, all rights to music, archival footage, or any copyrighted content must be cleared.
Maine Public Grand Prize
Searching for Spring, 4:37
Isabelle and Phoebe Rogers
The Walk, 4:13
The Lamp, 1:40
Night Lights, 4:25
Derrick Butler and Gabe Lenfestey
Son of Man, 3:17
The Important Things in Life, 3:57
Ross C Cobo-Lewis
Goranson Farm, 3:15
Island Living on Isle au Haut
Can-Am Crown Dog Sled Race, 3:59
The Lighthouse, 1:22
Lending Hands, 2:29