The Florida Asscociation for Media in Education (FAME) sponsors the Jim Harbin Student Media Festival to encourage students of FAME members to communicate through media production and to recognize and reward outstanding presentations. These talented student producers are honored for their outstanding media productions at an awards ceremony at the FAME Annual Conference.

The FAME Jim Harbin Student Media Festival was created in honor of Jim Harbin, a former consultant with the Florida Department of Education, who originated the idea of a statewide student media festival to recognize the excellent work being done across the state of Florida by student media producers (Kindergarten through 12th Grades).

Much of the information gathered by FilmFreeway is for other contests, It is important that we know your category, age group, Sponsor name, FAME member, school name, district.
Upload your video to FilmFreeway and attach to our contest if video placed at Regional Level.
Insure that the video is downloadable, please.
Upload copyright documentation and storyboard or script on final page of the FilmFreeway entry form.
The Judging Rubric is here:

All state finalists receive a trophy for their school. Their films are posted on the FAME website and are recognized through FAME publications and media notices.

The Jim Harbin Student Media Festival is open to all Florida students of FAME members. Membership is available online at

The festival includes 11 categories, but all work MUST be completed by the student filmmakers. No adults may create any portion of the video from storyboarding to final production.

Jim Harbin is a three tiered festival. (1) Districts/Counties conduct their festivals independantly and narrow their submissions to Regionals to 1st through 3rd places for each category and gradelevel. (2) Regional Chairpersons recieve submissions May 1, from thier districts/counties and arrange for those videos to be judged and narrowed down to 1st through 3rd places in each category and grade-level. (3) June 1, Regional chairpersons forward videos to the State Chairperson for judging.

Copyright - All work must be original. Copyright infringement will disqualify an entry. Fair use does not apply to the festival. All work submitted must be the work of the submitting filmmaker, and that filmmaker must hold all copyrights to that work. Copyrights include, but are not limited to, the work itself, and all content within the work, including persons, locations, and music.

Submission Fee - There is no submission fee. It is completely FREE for you to submit to the Jim Harbin Student Media Festival.

Submission Deadline - Submissions must be uploaded via FilmFreeway, by midnight, June 1, 2020.

Please see the website for complete rules and entry information.
The rubric is here: