Media Arts Center San Diego’s
Call for Entries for 21st Annual iVIE Student Film Awards & Festival
Presenting Sponsor: SDG&E

Enter your movie here - https://filmfreeway.com/iVIEAwards

Media Arts Center San Diego is excited to announce our 21st Innovative Video in Education (iVIE) Awards & Student Film Festival. Our festival is scheduled for an in-person edition on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

There are many categories that you can submit your student work to (i.e. news stories, PSAs, etc.). We have a very special announcement: #LOVELECTRIC is back for a second year! SDG&E wants students from ALL age groups to submit a video exploring the world of Electric Vehicles and all the reasons to #LOVELECTRIC!

Additionally, we have several new submissions categories: an animation section for short narratives, a music-centric category, and a call to action to use Tik Tok for good!

Since 2001, iVIE has grown into a major San Diego County-wide student video competition. On average, there are annually 500+ video submissions from 120 teachers, 73 Schools, 23 Districts and a handful of private schools, involving approximately 3,500 students. Submitted videos are judged by media professionals and educators curated by Media Arts Center San Diego (organizer of the 29th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival & more).

iVIE is a K-12 student video competition and festival conceived to encourage and reward teachers and students who recognize the power of video as a creative and educational tool. See a recap of last year’s Virtual Awards Ceremony - https://youtu.be/VWir1EKuzcA

Photos of previous iVIE Awards Ceremony & Film Festival: https://www.flickr.com/photos/macsd/albums/72157719414524026

Prizes to be awarded to top categories, including $750 for the winners of #LOVELECTRIC for each grade level!

CALL FOR ENTRIES DEADLINE: Entry Deadline is April 11, 2022; $1 Entry Fee per film. Email ivie@mediaartscenter.org for more information.

Date & Location: Screening Date is June 4, 2022; Location is TBD

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If assistance with the call to entry fee is needed, please email ivie@mediaartscenter.org for waiver code.

Each entry must be sponsored by an adult (teacher, parent, guardian, extra-curricular adviser, etc.). Projects can be submitted on behalf of a classroom, class project, or individual student. All communication will be sent to the sponsoring adult responsible for the entry.

For each entry you will need to state the instructional objectives and/or standards addressed by the project. 

For every classroom project, please submit only the “best” one to iVIE for consideration. In other words, if your students are creating similar projects on photosynthesis, please submit only one project to iVIE 2022. 

Enter a project only once. Submissions may not have been entered previously  to  the  iVIE Festival. The  iVIE  Awards are limited to amateur video endeavors of students and teachers. Videos commissioned for profit may not be entered.
This is a student film competition. It is accepted that primary grade teachers will be very involved in video production and editing, however it is expected that students participate in all parts of the process. At the intermediate and secondary levels, it is expected that students create the video with teacher guidance and approval only.

Save a complete, high-resolution copy of your project, as this is required for all nominated projects.

Entries must represent work that was completed after  April 2021 of the previous year and up until upcoming April 11, 2022 deadline. See time limits per entry category below.

Please be sure you have permission on file for all of the students featured in your project. It will be your responsibility to upload forms releasing student likeness with submission.

Click here to access the forms:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aaPHmYJSfwi1VYNsz7-d8U9L3Kvx7hcQ?usp=sharing

Forms can be emailed to ivie@mediaartscenter.org

Entries will be judged with respect to their specific grade level. The grade level groupings include: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. There will be one winning entry per age group per category. Once again iVIE will encourage students to explore different genres and themes via the many award categories.

This year’s CATEGORIES for the 2022 iVIE Awards & Film Festival include:

Special Category: All the reasons to #LOVELECTRIC (Grades K-12)

A $750.00 cash prize for the winner from each grade level!

Create a 1-2 minute video about the reasons why we should love electric vehicles (EVs). See our reference sheet for useful information on EVs. Don’t have access to an EV? Not a problem. Just use your creativity to explain the benefits of an Electric Vehicle. This category is brought to you by SDG&E’s #LOVELECTRIC EV awareness campaign.

More information about the #LOVELECTRIC initiative and EVs: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XJXME4Vn-FCWOfCgA_9Nyt6i87V-6Q5J/view?usp=sharing

Short Narrative (Live Action) (Grades K-12)
Short narrative films on any topic or style that are not covered in any category below. Areas may include, but are not limited to: humanities, history, literature, religion, language, art, music, experimental film, philosophy, sociopolitical or personal stories. Entries must be 7 minutes or less.

Short Narrative (Animation) (Grades K-12)
Short narrative films on any topic or style that are not covered in any category below. Areas may include, but are not limited to: humanities, history, literature, religion, language, art, music, experimental film, philosophy, sociopolitical or personal stories. Entries must be 7 minutes or less and animated.

PSA (Public Service Announcement) (Grades K-12)
A 30-60 second video that raises public awareness around any issue. Issues can vary, but we suggest themes such as climate change, overcoming addiction, digital citizenship, cyberbullying, social media safety, and participating responsibly in our digital world. Entries must be 60 seconds or less.

DIY (Do It Yourself) (Grades K-12)
Inspire others and give them the “How-to” skills. Teach, fix something, solve, make, cook, and be creative. Healthy DIY challenges are welcome. Entries must be 3 minutes or less.

Diversity and Inclusion (Grades K-12)
Tell a story celebrating San Diego County's rich cultural, ethnic, racial, LGBTQ+ diversity. Videos can be bilingual and/or can tell a story in a language other than English that illustrates a unique aspect of the culture/community where that language is spoken. Must include English subtitles if film is in a language other than English. Entries must be 5 minutes or less.

News Story (Grades K-12)
A single nonfiction story about current events and/or issues important to a community. Please submit only the segment you want judged, not an entire newscast. Entries must be 5 minutes or less.

Documentary (Live Action) (Grades K-12)
Use video, pictures, or interviews with people involved in real events to provide a factual record or report. Entries must be 5 minutes or less.

Documentary (Animation) (Grades K-12)
Use video, pictures, or interviews with people involved in real events to provide a factual record or report. Entries must be 5 minutes or less and be animated.

STEAM (Grades K-12)
A film whose theme illustrates real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, arts, and/or mathematics. The film can include one or more STEAM topics. It can be documentary or short narrative style. Entries must be 3 minutes or less.

Best Tik Tok Video (Grades K-12) - “Tik Tok for Good”
Inspire and encourage a new generation to have a positive impact on the planet and those around them. Feel empowered to use social media for progressive change! Use this page for inspiration: https://www.tiktok.com/forgood?lang=en These videos MAY NOT include: profanity, vandalism, assault, and/or explicit content. Videos must be suitable for ALL ages. VIdeos must be 1 minute in length.

Music Video (Grades K-12)
Create a music video for an original musical work or a sound recording. Submitters must have explicit authorization to use the song in music video format and may not be in violation of any copyright infringement. We encourage submitters to be the producers of the musical work or sound recording, or use songs from the public domain! Song lyrics may not contain profanity, hate speech, or derogatory statements. Lyrics must be submitted for approval. Entries must be 3-4 minutes or less. We encourage educators to review the following resource for guidelines on copyrights and fair use.
https://www.theedublogger.com/copyright-fair-use-and-creative-commons/

Please be sure you have permission on file for all of the students featured in your project. It will be your responsibility to upload forms releasing student likeness with submission.  Click here to access the forms: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aaPHmYJSfwi1VYNsz7-d8U9L3Kvx7hcQ?usp=sharing

RUBRIC:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_LnyXvGYXn_y1vvgnDWW99IniLySG-MeEyV3eskWTf0/edit?usp=sharing

For more more information, please contact: ethan@mediaartscenter.org / 619-230-1938 x 101 / www.ivieawards.org

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  • Cesaire Carroll-Dominguez

    I LOVED this film festival, it was a great opportunity to get some titles under my belt (as well as some for my school). It was incredible, they were very kind and hospitable all of the way through. Not great for networking, I do wish that they gave us some more time to network before and after the awards though, I did not really get a chance to interact with the other student filmmakers. I also wish that there was more press coverage, this is a very odd request but as it is hosted by the San Diego Union-Tribune I find it odd that they don't have more media outlets at the event covering it, granted the iVIES are a student film festival however I feel like the UT could in many ways do a better job perhaps putting this in the Arts and Culture section? (a small collum, nothing major) However, this is a more minor thing. Overall though I loved the film festival, everyone was so warm and kind and there were so many other incredible student films, thank you so much IVIE awards!

    June 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your feedback. We will work to improve networking opportunities for filmmakers as well as invite more press to cover the event.

  • Daniel Shutler

    Great opportunity for the students of San Diego. Highly recommend!

    May 2021
  • Such a great festival and an awesome opportunity for young and aspiring filmmakers

    June 2020
  • Mark Raines

    Very well produced festival, a must for K-12 students and aspiring young filmmakers. The awards ceremony was great, everyone dressed to impress on the red carpet.

    June 2017