The New England Cell Phone Film Festival, presented by That Child Got Talent Entertainment, has been created to showcase, nurture, and support the emerging creative filmmakers aged 15 - 24 that use the latest technology available from a mobile device (Smartphone only) to create stories in a cinematic way.
All finalist will be showcased in a Virtual experience on YouTube Live!
The festival will consist of 3 categories: Feature, Short and Rapid Fire. The caveat being that filmmakers must stay within the genres of Narrative, Documentary and Music/Dance Video. We expect you to make a film that falls into one of the three categories with one of the four genres that are meant to challenges you as a filmmaker.
Create a Feature of no more than 15min and no shorter than 10min.
Create a Short of no more than 7min and no shorter than 5min.
Create a Rapid Fire of no more and 1 minute and can be as short as you like!
For your Narratives, we want to be captivated by your indie dramas, comedies, action, sci-fi and the like, so that we can hear, see and understand your well crafted scripts!
For your Documentaries, we want you to tell us someone else's story! Tug at our heartstrings or pound out our social justice fist! Either way, make us feel what they feel!
For your Music/Dance video, we want you to perfect the visual journey one will experience to music, with music, by music, as well as, or the visual form of movement of the human form.
The purpose of our film festival is not only to create interest and spark creativity in people with limited income or resources, but to actually inspire creative filmmakers to live to their potential and realize the opportunity to fulfill their dream. You can still make a powerful film with what you have at home!
Our Version of a Feature Film Winner will receive a cash prize of $500 as well as gear and software prizes. You will receive a Laurel for Best Feature Film!
Our Version of a Short Film Winner will receive a cash prize of $300 as well as gear and software prizes. You will receive a Laurel for Best Short Film!
Our unprecedented category of Rapid Fire!!! This category is meant for our Tik Tok'ers and our Snap Chatters!! Come out and show what you can really do in less than a minute. Your Cash prize will be $150!!! You will receive a Laurel for Best Rapid Fire Film.
Get out there and promote your film as a finalist and get people to vote for you more and more and you could be the winner of the Peoples' Choice Award with a cash prize of an extra $500!
Perhaps you get the other filmmakers to get on board with you as you become a finalist and ask them to vote for you as a filmmaker for the Filmmaker's Choice Award!! You will receive an additional $500 for Filmmaker’s Choice Award!
New England Cell Phone Film Festival Rules
It must be shot on a Smartphone and place within our three categories.
There are specific guidelines for each category that must be met in order for your film to qualify to move past the first round.
Feature: 10-15min including credits
Short: 5-7 min including credits
Rapid Fire: 1min and under including credits
Our genres: Narrative, Documentary and Music/Dance Video
By submitting the film you agree to help promote the Premiere and the three winners for each category as well as the People’s Choice voting and the Filmmaker’s Choice!
Your support helps everyone associated to garner more exposure not only for themselves but for their work.
The New England Cell Phone Film Festival requirements:
You MUST be 15-24 years old at the time of submission of your film. (trust us, we will verify)
You can only submit one film per category
You film MUST be filmed on a smartphone (no exceptions to this rule)
Feature: 10-15 min including credits
Short: 5-7 min including credits
Rapid Fire: 1 min and under including credits
The genres: Narrative, Documentary and Music/Dance Video
Must be shot/uploaded in 1080p or higher
Must be submitted by August 3, 2020 at 11:59pm EST for the regular deadline
Must be submitted by August 23, 2020 at 11:59pm EST for the late deadline
For additional information, have a look at our official rules and FAQ page on our website: tcgtentertainment.com