Our student film festival is back! LAS PO FILM FEST will take place the evening of Thurs. April 13th, 2023 in the Mertes Center for the Arts (4000 bldg) at Las Positas College!

Presented by the Film Studies and Photography Programs at Las Positas College in Livermore, CA, Las Po Film Fest welcomes student short films of various types, including narratives, documentaries, experimental, animations, and music videos. We are looking for local community college, high school, and LPC alumni student films for this year's festival.

As noted above, our screening and awards night will be held in person the evening of Thurs. April 13th, 2023 in building 4000 at Las Positas College.

The event will be FREE and all are welcome!

6-6:30 Opening Reception
6:30-6:40 Welcome
6:40-7:45 Screenings - Part 1
7:45-8:00 Intermission
8-9:10 Screenings - Part 2
9:10-9:45 - Awards and Closing Reception

*Refreshments available (free and for purchase) before the show and during intermission.
*Movie poster exhibit in the LPC Art Gallery!
*LPFF23 t-shirts available for a small donation!

We will award filmmaking achievement in the following areas:

*Comedic Performance
*Dramatic Performance
*Sound Design
*Production Design
*Music Video
*LPC Alumni
*Local High School Students
*Movie Poster Award (create your own movie poster!)
***Audience Choice!*** (live voting at the end of the screenings!)

Note: LPC Alumni films will be considered for one award: Alumni Short Film - any type.
Note: Local high school student films may be considered for two awards: High School Short Narrative and High School Short Doc, Animation, or Experimental.
Note: Award categories may vary depending on submissions.

1) Submissions may be no longer than 16 minutes (credits included in run time).

2) Submissions may be of or from any genre.

3) Submitting a film does not guarantee acceptance into the screening. All submitting filmmakers will be notified of their status by Mar. 26, 2023.

4) Submissions must be suitable for a general audience. No extreme gore or sexual content. We will have a family-friendly first set of screenings, and a more "PG-13 to R" second set after an intermission.

5) Submission fee is $10. ***There will be no refunds on submissions fees.***

6) Student submissions only.

The submission must have been created while attending school (college, community college or high school) in the past two years (Jan. 2021 until now). It does not need to have been made for a school assignment. The filmmaker can currently be graduated, as long as the film was created while they were a student.

LPC Alumni films must have been created by a graduate of LPC while they were a student at another school/university in the past two years.

7) Please do not submit any film that was selected for Las Po Film Fest 2022.

8) Filmmakers can submit up to two projects, but only one film per director will be selected to screen. Projects can share producers, cast, or other crew.

9) Awards for each category will be voted on by our judges prior to the event, except for the Audience Choice award which will be chosen by the festival attendees at the end of the screenings the night of the live event.

10) Optional: Create and send us a poster for the film you submitted (one per filmmaker)! PDF, JPG, or PNG files please; print dimensions will be 16 x 20. Films that are accepted will have their posters shown on campus for a few weeks before the event. One poster will be selected for an award! Send file as attachment to ewingbrooks@laspositascollege.edu.

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