2017 [S]3 Youth Film Contest Now Open!

The prompt for this year's contest is simple and inspired by the line:

"That's why I know it's true."

Student filmmakers may use this line as dialogue, theme or to explore the concept of "truth" in any format, category or genre.

Selected shorts will be shown during the 20th Anniversary of SCAD's Savannah Film Festival October 28 - November 4, 2017 in beautiful Savannah, Georgia.

[S]3 StudentSuperShorts.com is open to elementary and secondary students 18-years-old and under. Winners will be selected in two categories: 13 and under and 14 and above.

The [S]3 StudentSuperShorts.com film contest challenges our prolific and talented young people to tell stories in their native digital language, in their ever-increasing digital world. 

Recognizing the shared human desire to be heard, seen and validated - our film contest provides a productive and safe way for young people across the globe to share their stories.

Helping young people focus their words and images into compelling stories, promotes strong, resilient people—which makes the world a better place.

Cash prizes, bragging rights and being just fabulous.

Student Super Shorts Official Rules:

Submission Extended Deadline – October 18, 2017 by 11 p.m. EDT

1) Open to all elementary and secondary students ages 18 younger.
2) Present your best, well-thought-out and executed stories.
3) We welcome edgy, thought-provoking ideas of all kinds.
4) No profanity. No hate. That stuff is so overused and boring.
5) Two minutes or less.
6) Mp4 or .Mov file format

The film’s director(s) must be currently enrolled in either elementary, secondary schools or equivalent programs.

All music and other copyrighted material used in films must be properly licensed. No illegal music downloads. Original music is encouraged!

All films must be in English or subtitled in English.

All films may be submitted into only one category:
13 and under from date of submission
14 and over from date of submission

Awards & Opportunities:
Festival Awards – Specific Jury Cash Awards announced at 2017 Savannah Film Festival.
Winning shorts will be screened during The 2017 Savannah Film Festival.

Film Submission:

NO REFUNDS. Those under 13 must submit work with parent/guardian knowledge and approval.

If your film is selected to be part of the [S]3 Competition, you will be notified via email.

Film Distribution. Films selected for the [S]3 Competition may have the opportunity to take part in distribution opportunities. Distribution may include the Internet. See filmmaker release below for further information regarding distribution.

Overall Rating
  • [S]3 Student Super Shorts has been such a great experience. I am a teacher at Raw Art Work's and submitted work created by my students. I was blown away by the professionalism and quality of this festival. Will definitely submit again next year!

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you! We are so happy you submitted and look forward to more of your work. Congratulations to all your student filmmakers!