What does “SPROUT” mean to you?

SPROUT: growing, spring up, forming, becoming, rising, pop up, evolution, blooming, flourishing, seed, germinating, blossoming, developing, nourishing, rise, generate, etc.

Make a 60 second film and submit it to the ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival: SPROUT! Deadline for submissions is Thursday, October 31 2019 at 5pm PST.

Films will be reviewed by a panel of judges from the El Segundo and Los Angeles arts community who will decide which films will be featured at the screening event at ESMoA on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

Films will be judged on the following criteria:

Creativity & Originality - Does the film exhibit originality? Does the film use imaginative and creative ways to convey the theme?

Message - Is the message clear and directly related to the theme of "sprout"?

Technique - This criteria can be defined broadly by the use of audio, visuals, and technical skills.

Engagement - Does this entry stimulate thoughts and ideas? Does the film provoke an emotional response?

Jury Panel will vote for Film Favorite, Animation Favorite and Video Art Favorite. Festival Attendees will vote for the Audience Favorite Award. Awards will be announced at the screening. All ages are welcome to submit a film to esmoafilmfestival@artlab21.org.

Information about awards + prizes forthcoming.

Submission Criteria:
The video must be 60 seconds (not including credits).
Applicants may enter one (1) film for consideration.
All entries will be reviewed by ESMoA staff prior to jury selection. ESMoA’s decision will be final.
Films will be reviewed by a panel of judges, their decision will be final.

By submitting to this festival, you agree to allow the organizers of ‘ESMoA’s Video Art + Film Festival: SPROUT to use your video, in part or whole, for presentation at the festival, as well as for promotional purposes prior to and after the event.
Promotion may include using your video on our Youtube channel, Facebook and other media.

Overall Rating
  • J W

    We are extremely honored to have participated in this wonderful festival. We greatly recommend it to all filmmakers. Great communication and experience.

    December 2018
  • Ethan Estes

    Although I was unable to attend, I felt rather fortunate to be selected as a Semi-Finalist. I hope next time I will have improved my skills as a filmmaker to take away a win. I look forward to the future of this festival.

    December 2017
  • Great experimental film festival!!, thanks a lot for the selection of 'shadows of a radio in the east'.

    November 2017
  • Outstanding event! Great opportunity for filmmakers around the world

    November 2017
  • Enza Lasalandra

    nice experience; thank you for all

    November 2017