Monarch Short-Film Festival: February 17, Friday, University Theatre, 7-9pm

The Monarch Short-Film Festival will have its first edition this 2022-2023 academic year. This annual event will showcase and highlight the work of ODU Film Students and Alumni*. The Festival is a competitive event where members of a jury will individually watch and assign points (1-10) to each of the movies submitted. It will end with an award ceremony-evening-event where the top scoring movies (as determined by the points assigned by the jury) will be screened to the audience, and the movie winners of the event will be announced and awarded. Best Student Film (overall) and Best Student Film by popular vote will be awarded during the event ceremony on February 17, 2023.

*ODU Alumni may only submit and compete in the alumni category.

o Best Student Film (ODU enrolled students only)
o Best Student Film by Popular Vote (ODU enrolled students only)
o Best Short-Fiction Film (ODU enrolled students only)
o Best Short-Documentary (ODU enrolled students only)
o Best Short-Animation (ODU enrolled students only)
o Best Short-Film ODU Alumni

• Date of Production: Films must have been completed between 1 January 2022 and January 30, 2023.
• Duration: 20 minutes or less
• Categories for Submission:
o Short-Fiction Film (enrolled ODU students only)
o Short-Documentary (enrolled ODU students only)
o Short-Animation (enrolled ODU students only)
o Short-Film ODU Alumni

Jury, Voting and Prize Awarding
The members of the jury view all short-films entered and mark all entries 10, 9, 8, 7, or 6 with the guidelines of 10 (excellent), 8 (good), 7 (fair) or 6 (poor). The movies receiving the highest number of points in each category (Short-Fiction, Short-Documentary, Short-Animation and Short-Film Alumni) are awarded the top prizes. The film with the highest number of points overall (between the Short-Fiction, Short-Documentary and Short-Animation categories) is awarded the Best Student Film Overall. The movies with the highest number of points in each category are screened during the Festival Award Ceremony, and the audience in attendance will vote on site to award a Best Student Film Overall by Popular Vote (Short-Film Alumni does not compete in this category).