Film Festival Theme: "Your spin on a favorite book or make your own story".

Students in grades 6-12 in Waterville Central School District and outlying areas can participate.

All short films must be written, directed and edited by teens in grades 6-12.

The filmmaker/director must be a student in the Waterville Central School District or outlying areas (Brookfield, Madison or homeschooled).

All entries must be teen-produced, and may be either a group project or individual work.

Adult guidance and instruction are permissible, but the planning and production must reflect teen effort. Note, however that adults are permitted to act in and assist with your film.

Film theme is “Your spin on a favorite book or make your own story.” Films must be G or PG-rated in language and subject matter or they will be disqualified. Films will be previewed for content.

Title pages and credits should be included in your film.

Unless relevant to the plot, please do not include bloopers in your submitted film.

Films may be no more than 10 minutes in length including credits.

Use of sound or video clips from other films, television shows, music videos, etc. within your submitted work is not permitted unless those clips are in the public domain or you have received written permission from the copyright holder.

The Waterville Public Library Film Festival requires all filmmakers to obtain permission to use copyrighted music in their films. Filmmakers can also use their own original music. Additionally, copyright-free and public domain music can be used.

Each filmmaker may submit up to, and no more than, two films.