THE SHINE FILM FESTIVAL
The SHINE Film Festival is a student-led, student-produced event designed to provide opportunities for children to discover the wonders and joys of storytelling through film. Students are offered four genres: documentaries, personal narratives, public service announcements, and theatre production. Using the theme of Overcoming The Odds, students will produce films to offer viewers hope, encouragement, and entertainment. The challenge of hosting a film festival during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in new and exciting opportunities: SHINE 4 Education is able to open the contest nationwide, provide individual virtual tutoring sessions upon request, personally interview and honor each student filmmaker, and present the film festival on a live stream platform. Films are due November 26th, 2021.

SHINE TUTORING SERVICES
As a student-based volunteer organization, SHINE 4 Education recognizes the importance of directed guidance and sharing a prepared knowledge base for newcomers of any subject. SHINE is offering an exclusive online tutoring program, in addition to curated content, for all student filmmakers who plan on submitting to the SHINE Film Festival. Head to www.shine4education.org for more information.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE IN ELEMENTARY OR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

By submitting a film, you agree to the following terms:

All participants hereby give their consent to SHINE 4 Education or any other entity approved by SHINE 4 Education, to use student work and to take photographs, motion pictures, digital images, sound recordings, and/or DVD/video tapes of my group for the purpose of informing other students, teachers, parents, and the general public of the aims and activities or methods of instruction of SHINE 4 Education programs, services, and events.

Participants understand that the student work, photographs, motion pictures, digital images, sound recordings, and/or DVD/video tapes may be show to local and national audiences and that the photographs may appear on SHINE 4 Education websites, in local newspapers as well as national publications. I understand that these photographs, motion pictures, digital images, sound recordings, and/or DVD/video tapes may be taken in digital events hosted by SHINE 4 Education.

Participants hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished photographs or electronic matter that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the future, whether that use is known to me or unknown, and I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of images taken by or submitted to SHINE 4 Education.

It is agreed by participants that they will have no right, title or interest in the photographs, motion pictures, digital images, sound recordings, and/or DVD/video tapes, nor shall there arise on their behalf any cause of action for damages, or injury supposedly resulting from the taking, publication, or dissemination of photographs, motion pictures, digital images, sound recordings, and/or DVD/video tapes in the manner and for the purpose here in described. All participants (and the Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age) understand that SHINE 4 Education does not select, employ, supervise or otherwise exercise authority or control over the coaches in the program.