The Tricentennial High School Film Festival at Saint Mary’s Hall invites high school students from the Greater San Antonio Area to submit their best film work for adjudication and selection to be screened in honor of San Antonio’s 300th birthday.

San Antonio and Bexar County students, ages 13-19, may apply to have their films screened at the festival. A committee of area film professionals and SMH Cinema students will select the films for screening. Students, family members, teachers, and the public will be able to attend the screening free of charge in one of our two theater spaces with state-of-the-art DVD and Blu-ray projection. Saint Mary’s Hall is centrally located on 60-acres and parking is free.

The Tobin Fine Arts School at Saint Mary’s Hall offers by far the most extensive fine arts curriculum in the region, with nearly 50 different courses across five disciplines (Dance, Drama/Speech & Debate, Media Arts, Music, and Visual Art). Led by an impressive faculty of 34 visionaries in their respective fields, our annual showcase opportunities include a full-length ballet performance, concerts, elaborate main stage productions, the publication of the school’s yearbook, art exhibitions, and film screenings at top festivals across the country. During their studies, students develop pieces that translate seamlessly into professional portfolios. Some of our graduates have pursued their creative passions at colleges such as The Julliard School, Rhode Island School of Design, and Maryland Institute College of Art.

We invite you to learn more about Saint Mary’s Hall by attending one of our school previews, or scheduling a tour of our campus. Visit www.smhall.org or call (210) 483-9234.

Awards & Prizes

First: $100, Second: $50, Third: $25 for each of the five categories, Best in Show: $125

Rules & Terms

Rules and terms:
•All entries must be submitted online by March 1, 2018 at 11:59pm CST. Entries will be reviewed by film area professionals and acceptance notifications will be sent no later than April 6, 2018. All work submitted must be created by San Antonio or Bexar County students, ages 13-19.

Length of Film:
Films must be no longer than 5 minutes in total running time excluding end credits.

Competition Rules:
•We will not consider screening and/or judging films that contain nudity; gratuitous violence; profanity; abuse; slurs involving race; ethnicity; religion; sexual orientation; gender; or any other offensive behavior.
•All films must be submitted via the online screener upload of h.264 .mov or .mp4
•All accepted films must provide proof of high school age to be considered for competition.