This unique festival will feature films made by NH high school students from around the state that showcase current issues of teen safety. All genres are welcome. Send us your short narratives, public service announcements, experimental films, animations, original Music Videos. Awards will be announced after screening this years nominated films in categories like "Best Suicide Prevention Project", "Best Substance Abuse Prevention Project", "Best Fire Safety Project", "Best Work Place Safety Project", "Best Road/Driving Safety Project", "Best Anti-Bullying Project", "Best Non Traditional Career Project", and of Course a "Best in Show Award". Nominees will be chosen by a panel of judges in any or all of the categories listed above and announced in April. Winners will be announced and awarded at the event.
A metal street sign style trophy certificate will be awarded to winning teams along with certificates for winning team members. Prizes from Chunkey's Cinema, Red River Cinema, and more!
All films must be produced solely by students currently enrolled and attending a New Hampshire public or private high school (grades 9-12). Submitting students can be either New Hampshire residents or out-of-state residents attending school in-state. New Hampshire homeschooled students ages 14-18 are also eligible.
Adult involvement in the project is limited to on-screen talent and/or as a faculty adviser.
Films can be no longer than seven minutes (7:00) in length, including titles and credits. There is no minimum time limit.
Films must have been produced after March 31, 2017.
Films can either be produced as part of a school project or independently.
Films being submitted to other festivals and contests including the NHHSSFF, SkillsUSA, and others are encouraged to be submitted here as well if they touch upon subjects of teen safety.
Submitted films must be original works and filmmakers must be able to provide proof of licensing for any copyrighted material featured in the project to be eligible. Proper on-screen credit for licensed work is also required.
Applicants under 18 at the time of submission must also submit a signed Parent/Guardian Consent Form.
Once a project has been submitted for consideration, no revisions will be accepted.
Each film submitted will be pre-screened by the festival selection committee, we will note in our program and promotional material those films that may have mature content and subject matter, and we reserve the right to refuse screening any film with content deemed especially gratuitous.