SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 1, 2019!!

Important Note: This Student Film Festival accepts films from student filmmakers attending colleges, high schools/immersive art schools in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington states. All submissions fees are not refundable.

About:Submit your short film to our 4th annual Grand Foundation Student Film Festival held on January 25, 2020. Our Student Film Festival will showcase short films from college, high school/immersive film/digital arts high schools throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon and Washington states. Entry fee is $20. Film submission deadline is December 1, 2019.

Genres include: documentary, indie, narrative, comedy, political/cause, experimental, and P.S.A. and others.

For the third year, the Grand Theater Center for the Arts in Tracy, California will transform into a Movie House to showcase the works of young filmmakers, providing a platform to have their films screened by the public and to be juried and awarded. The festival will include a professional film talk by special guest speakers, a Jury Panel Discussion, and the event will close with a Filmmaker Awards Reception that includes a party to network with other filmmakers.

Up to $6,750 will be awarded in prizes for top films chosen by our jury panel.

Important Updates: SUBMISSIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED THROUGH FilmFreeway. ALL FILMS SUBMITTED MUST BE DOWNLOAD-ENABLED TO ALLOW US TO SCREEN IT AT GRAND THEATRE ON DAY OF FESTIVAL. Our submission deadline for student short films is December 1, 2019! Submission fee is $20.00 PER FILM. PLEASE be sure to download all submission forms and releases from our website (grandfoundation.org/events/film), complete them, and THEN, UPLOAD these required submission and release forms onto FilmFreeway FILES AND ATTACHMENTS and PAY your entry fees along with your forms submission on FilmFreeway ALL AT THE SAME TIME, to save us from doing a follow-up with you. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted; rules and guidelines are listed on our website: grandfoundation.org/events/film.

Important Note: This Student Film Festival ONLY accepts films from student filmmakers attending colleges, high schools and immersive art schools in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington states. All submissions fees are not refundable.

In each of the college, high school/immersive film/digital arts high school Filmmaker Divisions: The First Place Overall Student Film Festival winner (in each division) will be awarded $1000. The Second Place Overall Student Film Festival winner will be awarded $750. The Third Place overall Student Film Festival winner will be awarded $500.

In addition: From all entries, there will be one Audience Choice Award winner.

Important Updates: SUBMISSIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED THROUGH FilmFreeway. ALL FILMS SUBMITTED MUST BE DOWNLOAD-ENABLED ON FILMFREEWAY TO ALLOW US TO JURY IT AND THEN SCREEN IT AT GRAND THEATRE ON DAY OF FESTIVAL. Our submission deadline for student short films is December 1, 2019. Submission fee is $20.00 PER FILM. PLEASE be sure to download all submission forms and releases from our website (grandfoundation.org/events/film), complete them, and THEN, UPLOAD these required submission and release forms onto FilmFreeway FILES AND ATTACHMENTS and PAY your entry fees along with your forms submission on FilmFreeway ALL AT THE SAME TIME, to save us from doing a follow-up with you. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted; rules and guidelines are listed on our website: grandfoundation.org/events/film.

Important Note: This Student Film Festival ONLY accepts films from student filmmakers attending colleges, high schools and immersive art schools in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington states. All submissions fees are not refundable.

Entry fee is $20. All Entries are due by DECEMBER 1,2019. Submit required ENTRY FORMS forms, upload film, and pay fees all on FilmFreeway. READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

Each film showcase MUST BE BETWEEN 1AND 15 MINUTES IN LENGTH. The genres include: Indie, Experimental, Animation, Documentary and Political/Cause, Narrative, PSA and others.

Put names of people involved with the making of your film (i.e. actors, producers, writers, cinematographer, etc.) on the submission form to ensure a complimentary event ticket for them.

IMPORTANT!: We are only taking film submissions through FilmFreeway uploading. In addition to completing your FilmFreeway submission, entrants MUST visit www.GrandFoundation.org/events to read, complete and upload entry forms onto their FilmFreeway film submission page: the required documents include: the Student Film Festival Rules and Guidelines, Film Submission Form, the Filmmakers' Release Form. These internal documents are required at the same time you submit your FilmFreeway film submission and pay your entry fee. ALL FILMS SUBMITTED MUST BE DOWNLOAD-ENABLED TO ALLOW US TO SCREEN IT AT GRAND THEATRE ON DAY OF FESTIVAL. Again: All required forms must be submitted by uploading on FilmFreeway/My Projects/Files & Attachments.

Important Note: This Student Film Festival ONLY accepts films from student filmmakers attending colleges, high schools and immersive art schools in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington states. All submissions fees are not refundable.

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  • Mike Milazo

    I had a wonderful experience at this festival. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The program was well organized, giving viewers intermissions while offering filmmakers a free lunch. The award ceremony was catered and it made filmmakers feel good about themselves and the work they have done as filmmakers. I definitely look forward to taking part in this festival next year.

    May 2019
  • My short documentary was selected for this student film festival. Even though I wasn't able to attend the festival myself, the communication from the organizer has been pleasant and efficient. I would highly recommend any students to submit their work to this film festival.

    March 2019
  • Josh Auffret

    Cynthia and the entire Grand Foundation team put together a fantastic event. The program and poster design was compelling, the social media outreach spot-on, the speakers and jury panel all had interesting things to say, and the post-festival hors d'oeuvres were delicious! Truly, everything was top-notch and it was clear how hard everyone worked to put together a great event. My daughter and I had a wonderful time and can't wait to attend next year!

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Josh: Thank you so much for your wonderful words and your personal letters of thanks that we also received from you and Ava. It means so much to us that you think we are doing a good job and we welcome any suggestions to keep making the Student Film Festival even more accessible and relevent to more student filmmakers. Thank you for your kind offer of support for our next festival, dated March 16, 2019, and we will be contacting you in the not too distant future. Best, Cynthia Souza