1:11 High School Film Festival in partnership with the Raleigh Film & Art Festival provides a platform for young high school filmmakers to showcase their work, networking opportunities, inspire others, and awards. Featuring an amazing mixture of live environments stacked with entertainment. Hosted by NC State University Engineering on Centennial campus our festival is the largest in the State and is our way of bringing together the many excellent high school film programs in the area and around the world. The 1:11 High School Film Festival strives to provide a larger audience, industry insider and peer networking, and a hub of creativity for the devoted young filmmakers.

Jury awards are given for the following competitive categories:

Best High School Short
Best High School Music Video
Best High School Animated
Best High School Experimental
Best High School Documentary
Best High School Movie Poster
Best High School Scene in a Movie
Best High School Trailer
Best High School Spoken Word Poetry Performance

Award prizes vary from year to year as sponsorship allows but typically includes goods, services, awards, or scholarships.

2023 1:11 High School Film Festival TERMS OF ENTERING

• Must be a current High School student or If you've obtained a diploma/equivalent within the last two years.

• Filmmakers whose films are accepted for the competition will be notified by email by approximately July 31, 2024 *Extended to August 11th* All the privileges due to filmmakers will be specified in this correspondence.

• All filmmakers with a film in competition will receive a VIP pass, giving free access to all events and screenings (subject to availability) at the Festival. These passes are non-transferable and must be worn at all times in a clear view. Passes are not sent by mail but must be picked up in person at the designated Festival site.
• 1:11 Film Festival promotes the schedule of screenings via media including newspapers, emails, television, and radio. Raleigh Film Festival encourages filmmakers to help promote their films by promoting their screening(s) to industry professionals, distributors, the press, and the general public.
• For entries selected to the 2023 Festival, an exhibition print or video of the film in the proper format (DCP or File (MP4 or MOV (H.264)). Failure to comply with technical specifications may result in the removal of the film from Festival competition.
• Filmmakers may not install banners or posters at the theaters without the official authorization of the 1:11 Film Festival.

***all entry fees are non-refundable***

Exhibiting filmmaker (“Exhibitor”) represents and warrants that:

1. All persons who are featured in the film have given unrestricted permission for use of their images, words, and performances, waiving or assigning to Exhibitor all rights including but not limited to copyrights and moral rights.

2. To the extent any pre-existing material is used in the film that is not original to Exhibitor, except brief clips of video and/or audio material used only to the extent reasonably necessary for purposes of public criticism, commentary and documentary reporting relevant to the thesis of the film, Exhibitor has obtained unrestricted permission from all rights holders for use of the material in the film and for display and performance of the film or any portions thereof in any and all venues and media, including for promotional purposes.

3. To the extent any remaining rights relating to the film are owned by third parties, Exhibitor warrants that Exhibitor has all rights and permissions necessary to permit the showing of the film at the 1:11 Film Festival (a program of Artist Christopher Terrell Inc referred to hereinafter, collectively, as “1:11”) and any other events sponsored by 1:11 Film Festival at which Exhibitor agrees or has agreed the film may be exhibited, and for use of excerpts or portions thereof in any and all venues and media, including for promotional purposes.

4. All materials submitted to 1:11 Film Festival are otherwise the original work of Exhibitor (and its employees, if any), and not of any third party.

5. The exhibitor has a good and marketable title to the entire submitted work. Exhibitor shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless 1:11 Film Festival from any and all liability, loss, costs, damage, judgment, or expense (including reasonable attorneys fees) resulting from or arising in any way out of any such claims by any third parties that are based upon, or are the result of any breach of the warranties in this Exhibition Agreement.

By completing the online entry form, the Exhibitor constitutes his/her full and complete acceptance of the terms hereof and that Exhibitor has read and complies with the 2024 1:11 Film Festival Terms of Entry.

Overall Rating
  • Great opportunity to showcase Upcoming Talent! Our film Little Bird was an award winner and we are super honored to have been apart of this year's selections. Can't wait to submit next year!

    October 2023
  • Asher Anantham

    Great festival for high school filmmakers like myself.

    October 2022
  • David Lilien

    All around incredibly transparent and communicative. Great festival!

    October 2022