Ntarupt has invited teens from Dallas schools to share their views on teen pregnancy, using film as a medium. The teens will convey messages they receive from peers, adults, music, social media, movies, and television by producing short films. These films will be judged by a distinguished panel of judges, and the top films will be screened at the event in March, 2022.

This year's theme: “What does consent look like to you”
Disclaimer: Be mindful that this could be a sensitive topic, so please refrain from showing triggering content.

REQUIRED FORMS CAN BE FOUND AT: https://www.ntarupt.org/7th-annual-student-film-contest/

NTARuPT will award cash prizes:

1st Place – $1000
2nd Place – $ 750
3rd Place – $ 500
*the 1st place winning filmmaker's school/department will also receive a $500 donation.

Ntarupt reserves the right to award special achievement awards as well.

“What does consent look like to you”
Disclaimer: Be mindful that this could be a sensitive topic, so please refrain from showing triggering content.

Ntarupt is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that seeks to prevent unintended teen pregnancy. Our vision is for every young person in our community to have the opportunity to set goals, plan education and careers, and become self-sufficient before entering into parenthood. Visit us at www.Ntarupt.org.

This contest is intended for high school students. The videos will be shared with the greater community to raise awareness and start a dialogue about teens and sex.

• Team members must be Dallas area students in grades 9 – 12.

• Open to individuals and student groups.

• Teams must have a teacher sponsor to serve as an advisor.

• Videos must be student created and edited.

• Students are responsible for providing their own equipment (in most cases, the school’s equipment) to produce this video.

• The video can be up to 2-3 minutes in length. It should not exceed 3 minutes.
• The video can be staged as a short play, commercial, news broadcast, talk show, music video, documentary, or any other format.

• The video must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct.

• No profanity. If interviewees use profanity, it must be bleeped.

• The video may not use copyrighted materials from outside sources without proper citation and permission.

• The video must include credits listing the people who contributed to the making of the video and acknowledging their support, including those who wrote the script, held the camera, directed, edited, acted, and produced the video. If interviewees are filmed, they must be credited.

Entry Limits
A student may be a team member of no more than two video submissions.

Judging Criteria
This is a juried competition. The criteria is as follows: 25% for creativity; 15% for technical merit (editing and film quality); 35% for clarity of message; and 25% for responsiveness to theme.

Finalists will be announced March 13, and winners will be announced March 27, 2022. Winners should be prepared to participate on a panel at the March 27, 2022 film screening.

Video entries must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. on March 7, 2022. Entry forms must be received by the same date and time.

Entry Forms
• Student Registration Form

• Media Consent Form for each person under appearing in submission

Overall Rating
  • The NTARUPT Film Festival was well organized, and enjoyable. The staff was very hospitable: providing excellent accommodation for film makers. Great atmosphere to view films!

    March 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for participating!

  • Jack Jelinek

    This was an exceptionally well run festival.

    February 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you. We look forward to your submission next year!