The YellowHammer Film Festival is a free, enriching, and interactive experience for high school and college students. The fest will consist of workshops, a keynote speaker, a student film exhibition, photo 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 for both HS and College Students:
Best of Show
Best Writing / Storytelling
Best Visual Effects
and the YellowHammerAward
And New This Year:
Best Movie Poster
(So make sure you upload your movie poster when you upload your film!)
The YHFF reserves the right to not award and/or change award names at its discretion.
You may only submit films uploaded to FilmFreeway, YouTube, or Vimeo. All films must be set to downloadable.
All film entries must have been created in the past 3 years - nothing prior to November 1, 2021.
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 - even if you are not there now.
All entries are completely free.
You do not have to attend the conference to enter the exhibition - although we'd love to have you do both.
All submissions are due by October 1st for judging purposes.
All entries must be less than 10 minutes long including credits.
All genres are allowed.
You must have the legal right or approval to enter this work.
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.