The Opal Center for Arts and Education in Cottage Grove, Oregon announces a movie festival for students of all ages and call for submissions. Movies are limited to 30 minutes in length.

New media approaches are encouraged. Workshops during the four-day schedule will include using new media in the moviemaking process.

Submission deadline for this event is February 28, 2015 but early response is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact the Opal Center at

Thank you for your interest. Please spread the word to other student moviemakers.

Allan Katz
Theater Curator
Opal Center for Arts and Education

Cash prizes will be awarded. Awards and prizes given to top three movies in two different age groups: under eighteen and over eighteen.

Rules for Participation

1. Dates and Venue
The School Daze Movie Festival will take place March 19-22, 2015. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 22. The venue will be the Opal Center for Arts and Education.

2. Competition
Each submission must be entered separately. Entries will be assessed and successful submissions will be programmed for screening and enter the Festival competition. Failure to submit a screener copy by February 28, 2015 will rule out eligibility for an award. If your film is selected, we reserve the right to show your film at a time and date of our choosing.

3. Formats
Entries may be submitted in DVD, or Digital form (DVD preferred, NTSC format required). Copies please, not originals. All genres are welcome.

Please address your entry to:
Opal Center for Arts and Education
513 E. Main Street
Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424

4. Selection
The Festival is organized by a committee. The festival committee reserves the right to invite films for the competition and program. Screening schedule will be announced after the final submission deadline. The final award winning entries will be selected by a festival jury and audience votes. Award winners will be notified within 10 days of the festival screenings.

5. Entry Returns
We do not return submission entries.

6. Screenings
It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the festival organizers at least 14 days before any scheduled screening.

7. Publicity
We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes. Press kits are not required, but are useful, so please feel free to send these with your submissions.

8. Categories
All, but limited to 30 minutes in length.

Eligibility for Selection - The producers of the movie and/ or director must have been a student when the film was produced. The movie must have been made within the last three years.

Awards may be subject to change at the discretion of the Film Festival Committee.

9. Submission, Selection for Screening, Awards and VOTING
There are 3 distinct stages. Submission, screenings and awards. The administrators' decision is final.