The YellowHammer Film Festival is an Alabama-based free, enriching, and interactive experience for high school and college students. The fest will consist of workshops, a keynote speaker, student film exhibition, and an awards ceremony.

Please do not enter the exhibition unless you are a high school or college student in the United States.

Awards will be given in the following categories:
Best of Show - High School
Best of Show - College
Writing / Storytelling
Directing
Producing
Cinematography
Audio/Score
Acting
Editing
Best use of Humanities
YellowHammer Scholarship Award

RULES:

You may only submit films uploaded to FilmFreeway, YouTube, or Vimeo. All films must be password protected and must be set to downloadable.

All film entries must have been created in the past 3 years - nothing prior to December 17, 2019.

The entrant must be either the writer, director, or producer of the production.

The film must have been created while you were in either high school or college.

All entries are completely free.

You do not have to attend the conference to enter the exhibition - all though we'd love to have you do both.

All submissions are due by December 1st for judging purposes.

All entries must be less than 15 minutes long including credits.

All genres allowed.

You must have the legal right or approval to enter this work.

Awards will be given in the following categories:

Best of Show - High School

Best of Show - College

Writing / Storytelling

Directing

Producing

Cinematography

Audio/Score

Acting

Editing

Best use of Humanities

YellowHammer Scholarship Award

Official Selections will receive a swag bag from the YellowHammer Festival!

Examples of productions you may consider entering are: Short Films, Commercials, Promos, Social Media Videos, Animations, Kinetic Type, Music Videos, etc. We are very liberal on acceptable medium.

At this time we are only accepting submissions from college and high school students studying in the United States.

YellowHammer Film Festival reserves the right of full discretion as it applies to the acceptance or rejection of any films based on content and messaging.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Hosted by awesome people and really great communication all the way through!

    August 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Matej,
    Thank you for the review! Sorry our internet crapped out at the end! We look forward to having you back next time!

  • This was a great time. Usually I can't really rate or review the festivals I get accepted into because they're either hidden behind a pay wall or they're held in person in a place I'm not able to visit, so this was such a wonderful surprise in that not only was I able to attend virtually, but I got to have some interaction with the people running the whole thing as well. There were some things I'd personally change next time, with the presentations running a bit long, and some of the shorts on the livestream being a bit hurt by bad internet, but the host always handled things with grace and made sure that everyone got their chance to shine. Highly recommend submitting for anyone interested, as I didn't think I'd even get accepted and I ended up walking away with my first film festival award! Thanks everybody at YellowHammer and I can't wait to submit again next year!

    August 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Mr. Tables you're welcome at any YellowHammer fest in the future as a special guest! Thank you for your honesty and glowing review. We appreciate your films, keep up the good work! Proud to say YellowHammer is your first win - there will be many more, I'm sure!