The Brazosport Arts in Media Festival features Short Film and Animation by high school and university students. In addition to the competition, entrants may attend free film and animation workshops by university faculty and industry professionals.

The Festival consists of two separate divisions Texas students and National/International students. Scholarship prize money is available for winners of the Texas Student Division. We are not yet able to offer scholarships for the National/International students, but will still judge the entries and declare winners.

The BAM! Festival is a project of the non-profit organization BAM! FESTIVAL CLUTE. We appreciate your donations and support for this and other ARS ARCA projects

ENTRIES ARE ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS

The 2022 BAM! Festival will award up to $10,000 in scholarship prize money for Texas students.
National/International prize winners will receive customized Festival posters, stating the name of the award won, the name of their film, and the names of the film credits.

CONTEST PARTICIPANTS:

HIGH SCHOOL and UNIVERSITY STUDENTS:
Contestants must show proof of enrollment in a high school or university at the time the film was produced. This contest is for STUDENT ENTRIES ONLY.

Only ONE (1) entry per is allowed per director per category. For example: A director may enter a narrative film and a digital animation, but may not enter two narrative films.

There is no minimum or a maximum number of contestants. Actors are not contestants if that is their only role in the project.

Non-student involvement in the project is limited to sponsors and onscreen talent.
There is no limit in the number of submissions by school.

TIME LIMITS AND CATEGORIES:

FILM:
1) Narrative
2) Documentary, (This does not include Broadcast News or PSA’s)

ANIMATION
1) Computer/ digital animation and
2) Traditional animation (claymation, hand drawn, stop motion) This does not include live actors filmed and then edited to create a “strobe” effect.

TIME LIMITS:
Narrative and documentary films shall be 3- 7 minutes in length. Animation entries shall be 30 seconds to 5 minutes in length. This includes any credits.

TEXAS DIVISION:
There shall be a separate competition for Texas students. Texas high school and university students shall only compete against other Texas students and awards shall be issued separately from other competitors.

ELIGIBLE MATERIAL:
Submitted material must be original works and are required to have clearances for music or other copy-righted material featured in the project. A log of any music used shall be maintain and made available upon request by contest officials.
Contest officials reserve the right reject material found within their sole discretion to offend the moral standards of the community.

ENTRY PROCEDURES:
Submission Deadline - APRIL 15, 2022.
Submission of Film Entries shall be uploaded at FilmFreeway

FESTIVAL DATE:
The Brazosport Arts in Media Festival shall take place APRIL 23, 2022

EVALUATION OF ENTRIES:
Films submitted to the Festival shall be previewed, critiqued and ranked by our adjudicators. Originality, cinematic storytelling, and technical execution are the basis of the scoring.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Mateo Suarez

    They don't communicate with me

    January 2022
  • Seven Waves

    The festival did not contact us once selected our short film, and did not even request its download through filmfreeway. Their page is outdated, it contains information from last year. I'm sorry, but we'll have to rate it negatively.

    October 2021
  • Jack Fralick

    This is a festival that didn’t contact me after letting me know I was selected. A festival where I wasn’t able to get into contact with literally anyone. A festival where the information provided is year(s) old. I don’t regret submitting to this festival only because it was free.

    October 2021
  • This was a dream come true! Thank you so much for this wonderful experience. Forever grateful!

    October 2021
  • Glad to join. C u next time.

    September 2021