Eagan Television (ETV) is proud to spotlight local filmmakers, both student and professional, in our 2023 Eagan Art Block Short Film Festival. Be part of our growing community and join us in our celebration by submitting your short film!
Selected short films will be eligible for...
+ Screening at the 2023 Eagan Art Block Short Film Festival
+ Receiving an official Eagan Art Block selected film emblem
+ Filmmaker interviews with ETV
+ Re-screening through ETV programming
Early Bird Application Deadline: June 9th, 2023
Final Application Deadline: July 28th, 2023
Participants notified of screening decisions: September 1st, 2023
Award-winners Announced + Films screened: September 23rd, 2023
Film screening schedule: TBA
We are back at the Emagine Theater in Eagan for another year!
About Eagan Art Block
Eagan Art Block is a multi-week collaborative arts event covering one square mile in the geographic heart of Eagan.
ETV is your local source for all things Eagan. We're your community TV station—which means we air and share local programming produced by you, for you, or of interest to you. Residents and organizations can also submit their own local programs and video stories they want the public to see.
Contact us for more information!
firstname.lastname@example.org | 651-675-5047 | www.eagan-tv.com
A judging panel will evaluate the films and award certificates to filmmakers in the following categories:
+ Best of Festival - Narrative
+ Best of Festival - Documentary
+Best Student Film - Documentary
+Best Student Film - Narrative
Filmmakers selected for screening will receive official festival emblems and swag bags. Selected filmmakers will be interviewed by ETV staff. Selected short films will also have the opportunity to be screened on ETV programming if desired.
+ Films or filmmakers must have a connection to the Midwest
+ Filmmakers must be 16 years of age or older
+ Filmmakers may apply as a team of directors but must have a primary applicant
Short Film Requirements
+ Short films must be moving pictures 40 minutes in length or less, in total.
+ Films must have been completed after January 1st, 2021
+ Multiple entries per filmmaker are allowed with a separate application for each film.
1. Title of your film must be written as it should be stylized, including capital letters and punctuation.
2. Loglines/Synopsis must be under 300 characters and include a general description of events or themes in the film. These are subject to editing by ETV staff.
Short Film -
1. Submissions must be provided through a downloadable web link.
2. Short film files should be submitted at the highest quality resolution.
3. Sharing permissions for any downloadable files and links must be available through September 30th, 2023.
4. Downloadable links must be accompanied by access credentials, if necessary.
5. Only one version of your short film may be submitted and will be considered.
Entry Fee -
+ Filmmakers must pay the entry fee to complete entry into the festival. They must be paid on or before the deadline for application, and submissions without payment will be disqualified.
+ Early Bird Deadline June 9th, 2023 Entry Fee: $20 per applicant
+ Final Deadline July 28th, 2023 Entry Fee: $30 per applicant
+ Early Bird Deadline June 9th, 2023 Entry Fee: $15 per applicant
+ Final Deadline July 28th, 2023 Entry Fee: $25 per applicant
Fee assistance is available upon request. Email email@example.com for more information on fee assistance.
All application materials must be received by ETV by July 28th, 2023 to be considered. Submit your film by June 9th, 2023, for early bird consideration.
Release and Waiver of Liability
I acknowledge and agree that display of my Property in the City of Eagan art displays, to be conducted at the City of Eagan public buildings, involves the possibility that my property, including, without limitation, any art or other items on display (collectively, the “Property”) may be damaged, lost or stolen, and I acknowledge I am assuming the risk of the Property.
I am aware that the City of Eagan does not insure the Property, and that I must provide my own insurance if I so choose.
I grant a permanent license to the City of Eagan to photograph the artwork and to publish such photographs or submitted images for educational uses, catalogs, interest, or publicity purposes.
For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, I agree and hold harmless the City of Eagan, their staff, directors, officers, agents, affiliates and the public from any and all liability, cost or expense (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees) arising out of display of my property, including, without limitation, any claims for damages, lost or stolen Property. I further agree to indemnity and hold harmless the City of Eagan, their staff, directors, officers, agents, affiliates and the public, from any and all loss, damage, liability, cost or expense that the City of Eagan may incur or suffer as a result of any claim of any kind whatsoever arising out of display of my property.
I acknowledge that I am solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for submissions and third-party materials included in the film, including but not limited to music, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. I agree to indemnity and hold harmless the City of Eagan for any and all losses associated with any such violations.
I hereby represent and warrant that I have read this Release and Waiver of Liability in its entirety and fully understand its contents. I have signed this Release and Waiver of Liability voluntarily and of my own free will.
Acknowledgment of Email Instruction
Email is the main form of communication used by the ETV. If I do not use email often, I will take responsibility for contacting the ETV for further instructions and information.